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Land rights and mining

Card image 05 December 2019 Daily Maverick

‘This chrome is our only hope’

Limpopo’s unlicensed artisanal miners brave police raids and falling rocks to beat poverty as the government remains indecisive about the issuing of permits.

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Card image 05 December 2019 Engineering news

DMRE calls for public comment on MPRDA amendments, community resettlement guidelines

The public has been given until January 31, 2020, to submit comments on the draft amendments to the Mineral Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA) and the draft Mine Community Resettlement Guidelines. The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) on Thursday said the drafts had been gazetted for public comment.

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Card image 15 November 2019 Daily Maverick

Hidden cost of coal: Sacrificing communities and the environment for short-term gain

The new Integrated Resource Plan commits our economy to coal for the foreseeable future — but the costs of this on South Africans are mounting. This article explores the devastating impact of a dying, immensely destructive industry on a KwaZulu-Natal rural community, and the determined battle being waged by Sabelo Dladla and others to have their rights acknowledged.

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Card image 20 November 2019 GroundUp

Constitutional Court rejects coal mining company’s attempt to appeal

High Court judgment blocking proposed mining stands – but the saga isn’t over

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18 November 2019 DispatchLive

Constitutional Court dismisses mine company bid to mine in protected area

The Constitutional Court has had the final say on the approvals for a coal mine inside an Mpumalanga Protected Area and Strategic Water Source Area.

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Card image 14 November 2019 New Frame

Mining activities still dispossess black families

Mining companies and some heritage consultants don’t understand the sacredness attached to ancestral remains and the meaning of land in African communities.

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Card image 13 November 2019 IOL

Drought threatens SA’s food security

Prevailing conditions could collapse rural economies and decimate the country’s entire agricultural industry.

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Card image 16 October 2019 Mail & Guardian

Mantashe’s dangerous energy agenda is from the Trump playbook

Workers are protesting against South Africa’s destabilising energy policies: they want a just transition that doesn’t leave them jobless

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Card image 27 September 2019 Mail & Guardian

Kgosi’s role in vanishing billions

An inquiry reveals that mining houses, auditors, lawyers, the traditional authority and the North West government watched as the law was ignored

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Card image 26 September 2019 BusinessDay

State’s mining bias is making the poor poorer

Land deals that favour traditional leaders and large companies are robbing communities of their rights

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