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Land rights and mining


Card image 15 June 2020 Mail & Guardian

Corporate bullying in fight over Xolobeni mining

Activists argue that the Australian company suing them is using the courts to silence criticism and so abusing the legal system. The law should change to stop these types of suits

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Card image 13 June 2020 Mail & Guardian

Lawyers push for Slapp suit regulation in SA as Australian miner sues environmental activists

An Australian mining company is suing three attorneys and activists for defamation. But the defendant's attorneys argue that this a strategic lawsuit against public participation

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Card image 10 June 2020 IOL

Australian mining company takes green activists to court seeking R14.25m in damages

Landmark Slapp suit has an Australian mining company suing six environmental activists for R14.25m in damages over alleged defamatory statements.

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Card image 09 June 2020 Daily Maverick

Mining case poses big questions about the right of business to silence dissent

A case to be heard this week by the Western Cape High Court poses significant questions about freedom of expression and the legal rights of corporations. It forms part of an Australian mining company’s attempt to sue six South African activists and lawyers for defamation – which the defendants see as a blatant attempt to muzzle criticism.

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Card image 01 June 2020 The Citizen

Forensic report exposes Alexkor’s alleged maladministration

Alexkor is running out of money, with possible retrenchments adding to the already steep rehabilitation liability.

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Card image 26 May 2020 Daily Maverick

Coal mine’s bid for KZN land puts compensation criteria to test

The people of Mpukunyoni in KwaZulu-Natal are the latest in a growing list of rural South African communities whose land rights are under siege as a mining company seeks to remove them from their homes.

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Card image 26 May 2020 Daily Maverick

Opposition to mining may have led to ANC councillor’s murder

KwaZulu-Natal induna killed in a hail of bullets was a tourism operator who was also involved in efforts against the mining of sand dunes near a world heritage site.

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Card image 18 May 2020 BusinessDay

Government must confront, not deepen, structural inequality

In this time of crisis our leaders are pursuing laws that enable dispossession along the very fault lines engineered by colonialism and apartheid

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Card image 21 April 2020 Daily Maverick

‘HIV taught us a lesson we will never forget’ – Amadiba community on beating Covid-19

With no confirmed cases of coronavirus, the message every day from the leaders of the Amadiba community is clear: ‘We are moving as one community to defeat the virus.’

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Card image 01 April 2020 GroundUp

Environment minister rejects most of the appeals against Tormin expansion plans

Environment minister rejects most of the appeals against Tormin expansion plans

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Today my stock alone was confiscated by the @JoburgMPD yet again and the arrogance and corruption these law enforcement officers have is beyond what you call evil and these people be our brothers and sistrs,I'm actually glad I got to get it on video today,they harass us everyday

Maverick Citizen Friday Activist: Odette Geldenhuys, a lawyer doing heart work that benefits all https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2020-07-03-odette-geldenhuys-a-lawyer-doing-heart-work-that-benefits-all/

Economists urge MPs to reject Tito Mboweni’s budget https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/national/2020-07-01-economists-urge-mps-to-reject-tito-mbowenis-budget/ via @BusinessLiveSA

This afternoon, I am moderating a discussion on diamond governance in Zimbabwe. Join @CNRG_ZIM as we discuss if anything has changed under the new dispensation.

We will hear from CSOs working on improving transparency & accountability. We will also hear from locals

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