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DeCoalanization protest – Thabametsi could add 9.9 Mega-tonnes CO2e per annum if DBSA funding is approved

Despite damning reports by independent environmental impact assessments and the lack of need for this project the Department of Energy have pushed ahead with applying for funding from the DBSA. Given that the DBSA themselves…

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OPINION | Going from a miner to a cabinet minister changed Gwede Mantashe

Opinion & Analysis / 27 November 2018, 3:53pm / EBRAHIM HARVEY I cannot believe Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe is the same man I first met when we were both in trade unions in the…

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“Every time we try, we get killed”: Confronting torture in the DRC

By Tracy DoigDecember 5, 2018 Original A new report documents widespread abuses by the Congolese government against ordinary citizens. Things may get worse as elections approach. In the last few years, there have been several…

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Xolobeni an important victory in a long struggle

On the one side there are big mining companies and politicians who are interested in exploiting the resources of the land and on the other side there are communities and natural habitats which are threatened…

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