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Two years after landmark silicosis settlement, no one has been paid

20 July 2020   By James Stent Original Article: GroundUP https://www.groundup.org.za/article/two-years-after-r5-billion-silicosis-settlement-no-one-has-been-paid/ Tshiamiso Trust says terms were only reached in late 2019 and Covid-19 has delayed the process Hundreds of thousands of ex-miners, or their families,…

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AIR POLLUTION IN THE MIDST OF COVID-19

27 July 2020 – Mfidikoe village By Velile Khoza Here in Mfidikoe village Rustenburg we saw communities suffer the consequences of air pollution from tailing dams . This tailing dams are so toxic to the…

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Lockdown cigarette ban violates social distancing

Did the lockdown cigarette ban prevent the sharing of cigarettes, or force people who never shared before, to do so now? Under lockdown level 4, a box of cigarettes cost over R100 (or R10 a…

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The Biggest Thieves Of all

Once again the only ones who will profit are the (white ) mining companies and their owners. While people die of thirst and the dams of the country are drying up, they are selling the rights to our water to Nestle and other international corporations. This is part of a trend by international conglomerates to privatize the world’s water supply. At the same time they are limiting the individual’s right to harvest water.

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We are all addicts

By David Jones – August 2019 The first thing you think of when you hear the word addict, is of drug addiction. Actually the word refers to a far broader range of social behavior than…

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KZN’s killing fields: 6 activists dead after questioning oil project

Sizwe sama Yende 2019-02-12 23:05 In 2017 an ‘overseas’ delegation announced it wanted to start an oil project in the area. The community planned a protest last year to try to find out details. Since…

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Amnesty report says SA arms diverted to Yemeni militia

Kiri Rupiah 06 Feb 2019 Original An investigation published by Amnesty International on Wednesday suggests South African arms sold to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are being diverted to militias accused of war crimes in…

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Mineral Sands Resources fined R1.25-million for unlawful activities in Lutzville.

By John Yeld 6 February 2019 Australian-owned mining company Mineral Sands Resources (MSR) has been fined R1.25 million for unlawful activities at its Tormin heavy minerals mine on the West Coast near Lutzville. The two…

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Mining Rehabilitation in South Africa

The information disclosed by mining companies, about the costs of rehabilitation of the environmental damage that they cause, and about the money that they are obliged to set aside to fix it, is inconsistent, unclear, in some cases unreliable, and not comparable between companies.

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