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Land rights and mining


Card image 21 July 2019 Daily Maverick

Mining-affected communities are in a crisis which present law cannot address

Given the consequences of mining, it is not surprising that communities living on previously unmined land are increasingly resisting the imposition of mining development and demanding respect for the right to consent to development that occurs on their land.

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Card image 18 July 2019 News 24

Malema buddy’s mine leaves community reeling

A mine linked to Adriano Mazzotti, the controversial businessman and associate of Julius Malema, has left a rural Limpopo community reeling from infighting and violent protests.

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Card image 14 July 2019 The Conversation

How South Africa’s rural communities are getting a raw deal from mining

South Africa's rural communities where mining licenses have been granted are often excluded from consultations and bear the brunt having their environment and livelihoods destroyed.

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Card image 05 July 2019 Lexology

Mining in South Africa

A structured guide to mining in South Africa

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Card image 05 July 2019 IOL

Court ruling a major blow for fracking industry

The Supreme Court of Appeal has found the exploration for petroleum by fracking should not take place until such time that it is lawfully regulated.

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Card image 04 July 2019 ESI Africa

Coal mines found in breach of water licensing

The Centre for Environmental Rights has uncovered cases of non-compliance with water use licences of eight large coal mining operations in Mpumalanga.

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Card image 02 July 2019 Mondaq

South Africa: Mining And Local Communities: Free, Prior And Informed Consent In South Africa?

With South Africa's recent cabinet reshuffle, the Department of Water Affairs and Sanitation was amalgamated with the Department of Human Settlements. South Africa Energy and Natural Resources ENSafrica 2 Jul 2019

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Card image 30 June 2019 News 24

Xolobeni – the mine, the murder and the DG

A voice from the grave accuses Sandile Nogxina, a former director-general and now advisor to the mining minister, of betraying a community.

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Card image 24 June 2019 IOL

SA farmers unhappy with Mantashe’s ‘flawed’ gas, oil deal

At least 170 farmers from KZN and the FS have lodged an appeal with Energy Minister, Gwede Mantashe, over gas, oil exploration plans

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26 June 2019 Enact

South Africa’s illegal-mining conundrum

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