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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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Posted in Environmental Rights Human Rights Mining

Ghana: Death Toll in Mine Explosion Hits 16

By Samuel Akapule Bolgatanga — Three more persons have died following the underground explosion of mining pit at the Gbane community here in the Upper East Region bringing the total death toll to 16. Earlier,…

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Xolobeni – Mining and the betrayal of the Land and People of South Africa

Transworld Energy and Mineral Resources clear influence over the DMR and attacks against rural people must end. On the 26th of November 2018 another community activist working with the Amadiba Crisis Committee was murdered (see this article). There has been no justice and little fanfare. Ignoring the history the government media SABCNews has published a divisive story focused on threats made in response to the latest coercion of the people. Is it okay that SAPS and SABC being used against South Africans like this?

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“30 PIECES OF SILVER FOR XOLOBENI MINING LICENCES, MINISTER MANTASHE?” – SAFCEI

15 JANUARY 2019 Issued by Natasha Adonis, on behalf of the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (SAFCEI). For more information, contact Natasha on 0797-999-654 or Natasha@safcei.org.za. As Minister of Mineral Resources, Gwede Mantashe gets…

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Posted in Biodiversity Ecology Economics Environmental Rights Human Rights Justice

Looking Beyond Entrepreneurial Illusions to End Africa’s Food Crisis

January 15, 2019Africa, Agriculture, Ecology, Economy Terry Leahy Over the last fifteen years, I have focussed my research on food security projects in the rural areas of Southern and Eastern Africa, in countries previously colonized…

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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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Posted in Climate Action Climate Change Environmental Rights Justice Politics Renewable Energy

Calling time on fossil fuel subsidies

UN Environment is working with governments to collect internationally coherent data on fossil fuel subsidies that can help advance global efforts to address climate change. Gone are the days when you could fill up your…

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Climate Eco-cide and Democratic Eco-Socialism in South Africa

By Vishwas Satgar The end of the human race is a very real prospect in the context of climate change and ultimately a heating world. Global warming at increases of 3, 4 or 5 degree…

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Celebrating the life of Sobukwe with moves towards real land reform in South Africa

Today marks the anniversary of the 94th year since Sobukwe one of our most visionary and influential leaders was born. It also follows the Parliamentary vote to address the Constitution to see about resolving the unfair distribution of land ownership.

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The South African Wind Energy Association (SAWEA) has defended the industry’s job creation potential.

16th November 2018 original By: Simone Liedtke This comes ahead of a peaceful march by the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM), which is planned for November 17, to protest potential job losses in the coal-fired…

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