'Unclear' Why South African Police Attacked Xolobeni Residents
A "consultation" meeting between the Xolobeni community in the Eastern Cape and Minister of Mineral Resources Gwede Mantashe over the issuing of a titanium mining licence to Transworld Energy and Minerals came to a halt after police fired stun grenades at locals that "do not want mining on their land".
News24Wire, 16 January 2019
Chaos erupted in Xolobeni in the Eastern Cape at the end of a "consultation" meeting between the community and Minister of Mineral Resources Gwede Mantashe on Wednesday afternoon. Read more »
Daily Maverick, 17 January 2019
It was always going to be a day when the truth got taught a lesson. For weeks, local and international human rights groups had been prevailing on mineral resources minister Gwede… Read more »
The Amadiba Crisis Committee fought to prevent the mining project from going ahead in Xolobeni (file photo).
"We will never stop fighting against the mining. It will take away our land," said Xolobeni community member Siyabonga Ndovela after the North Gauteng High Court ruled that the ... Read more »
The Constitutional Court of South Africa has ruled in favour of communities arguing for a bigger say in mining decisions that affects their livelihood and places where they live. ... Read more »