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Land rights and mining

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Government departments (finally) issue request for bids for Mining Licensing System

The DMRE and Sita will virtually host a compulsory briefing session with prospective bidders on Friday, 31 March.

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South Africa’s under-siege rural black folks are dying for the right to say no to mining

The establishment has become so tone-deaf to the point of not realising how much it is humiliating, undignifying and killing people who have suffered immensely under the brutal and oppressive regimes of colonialism and apartheid.

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KZN rural residents beg high court to save their homes and livelihoods and rein in rampant Tendele coal mining

‘Tendele acts as if it can do anything it wants in our community … It is as if our lives do not matter. We are merely dots on a map to be told, and not asked.’ — Israel Nkosi, resident of the Emalahleni area in rural KwaZulu-Natal.

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South African activists urge French parliament to stop TotalEnergies’ “ocean grab”

Company criticised for huge profits amidst climate crisis

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Card image 20 February 2023 Daily Maverick

Getting the Just Transition to work for everyone isn’t easy, but it can be done

If South Africa’s energy woes can be attributed, at least in part, to resistance to the transition from coal to renewable energy, then it is all the more important that the Just Transition delivers on the ‘just’ part of the equation.

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Ramaphosa says ‘off-the-shelf’ mining cadastre for SA on its way

In his speech to the Investing in African Mining Indaba on Tuesday, President Cyril Ramaphosa pointedly said the government was in the process of procuring an ‘off-the-shelf cadastral system’, a crucial reform that the industry has long been lobbying for. He also acknowledged the many challenges faced by the sector in South Africa.

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Card image 09 February 2023 GroundUp

Fishers and activists protest ‘Total madness’ of east coast ocean drilling

TotalEnergies plans to drill for oil and gas between Mossel Bay and Cape St Francis.

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Sibanye’s Froneman says SA’s mining sector is being hammered by the scourge of crime

Diversified metals producer Sibanye-Stillwater has confiscated excavators and front-end loaders being used by illegal chrome miners around its platinum group metals (PGM) operations in Rustenburg. This speaks to the scale of a scourge that CEO Neal Froneman says is spinning ‘out of control’.

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Card image 01 February 2023 GroundUp

Environmental activists revise pleas in “SLAPP case” brought by Australian miners

Marathon legal battle against R14.25-million defamation case continues

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Dust, flying rocks, deafening noise — blasting an endless nightmare for people living near mines

Here’s what government can do about it.

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Zimbabwe: Eight years on, authorities yet to give update on the disappeared journalist and pro-democracy activist

Climate change: Latest IPCC report highlights the critical need to transform agrifood systems

The Museveni regime, which has been in power for the past 36 years, is no stranger to cracking down on dissenting voices and detaining critics. Now climate change activists are targeted for critiquing the EACOP oil pipeline

The first water UN Water Conference in 40 years seeks to avert a global water crisis. But for farmers in Eastern Africa facing catastrophic food insecurity or pastoralists who have lost over eleven million animals since 2020, the crisis is already here.

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