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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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Card image 30 March 2020 Daily Maverick

Mantashe uses State of Disaster to escape accountability

As the Covid-19 lockdown came into force, amendments to the Mineral Resources Development Act were quietly pushed through, which effectively strip mining-affected communities of key rights.

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Card image 18 March 2020 BusinessDay

After apartheid, mining has left communities around mines even more destitute

A new social compact is needed to overcome the worst excesses of the elite capture of the sector

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Card image 11 February 2020 GroundUp

Information on mining applications should be public, Xolobeni activists tell court

Mining company opposes application by Amadiba Crisis Committee

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Card image 06 January 2020 BizCommunity

Mining – the future in 2020: An optimistic forecast

Mining remains one of the major contributors to the South African economy. In 2019, the mining industry saw a number of exciting developments. More interesting developments lie ahead...

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Card image 13 December 2019 Creamer Media's Mining Weekly

Law firms set out notable aspects of draft amendments to MPRDA

Law firm Webber Wentzel this week set out some of the most notable aspects of the draft amendments to the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act (MPRDA) Regulations, following its publication by Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe last month. In a report compiled by the firm’s Jonathan Veeran, Rita Spalding, Bruce Dickinson and Manus Booysen, Webber Wentzel outlines that the draft amendments envisage various amendments to the MPRDA regulations.

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Card image 06 December 2019 Mail & Guardian

R49bn to rehabilitate 6 000 mines

The state is fixing mines deserted before a 2002 Act, but another law could force owners to pay up

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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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Inflationary pressures and droughts affecting livestock farmers in Midlands @ZiLAN2015 https://www.chronicle.co.zw/farmers-trim-livestock-head-amid-dwingling-pastures/

(JUST IN) The National Assembly's Programme Committee resolves to suspend the process to amend section 25 of the constitution to give effect to land expropriation without compensation pending certainty on #Covid_19SA regulations that can allow public participation. #sabcnews

There have been billions disbursed to assist with the tough times #COVID19 has exacerbated in SA. Where have they gone? There has been corruption reported on the dissemination of food parcels and selling of essential worker/travel permits.

This is a matter of transparency. https://twitter.com/LRC_SouthAfrica/status/1265586415624245248

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