#RighttoSayNO to mining campaign takes off in South Africa

#RighttoSayNO to mining campaign takes off in South Africa

South African communities resisting mining are uniting to build power and assert their #RighttoSayNo to mining in a new campaign. Find out more and stand in solidarity with them! AIDC, April 2018. Mining-affected communities are repeatedly denied what is known as the right to free prior and informed consent (FPIC) when...

#StandWithAmadiba

#StandWithAmadiba

Protestors from several organisations gathered in London yesterday to call on British millionaire Graham Edwards to help end Australian mining company Mineral Resources Limited (MRC) involvement in a controversial Xolobeni titanium mine on South Africa’s Wild Coast, or else divest his shares in the company. British property magnate Edwards is...

Talking Africa: Podcast on Mining in South Africa and Issues of Violence and Community Engagement

Talking Africa: Podcast on Mining in South Africa and Issues of Violence and Community Engagement

Following the murder of Sikhosiphi “Bazooka” Rhadebe last month for his opposition to mining in the Wild Coast region of South Africa, the radio discussion show Talking Africa held an episode on the incident, as well as on issues around mining, violence and community-engagement in the context of African development....

Respect communities’ right to say “NO” – Benchmarks Foundation to Australian High Commission

Respect communities’ right to say “NO” – Benchmarks Foundation to Australian High Commission

South Africa’s Communities’ right to say no to mining and to decide on its own development must be respected and all intimidation stopped, says the Bench Marks Foundation in a memorandum handed to the Australian High Commissioner, Mr Adam McCarthy today. The memorandum was handed over by the organisation’s chairman,...

Violence and Intimidation at Funeral of ‘Bazooka’ Rhadebe

Violence and Intimidation at Funeral of ‘Bazooka’ Rhadebe

The funeral of human rights campaigner Bazooka Rhadebe decended into chaos as the police were reluctant to step in and hooligans attacked journalists. The following statement comes from the Amadiba Crisis Committee on 04/04/16.   Three thousand wanted to pay respect to our Bazooka Rhadebe at his funeral in Mdatya,...

Statement: 82 civil society organisations condemn the assassination of Sikhosiphi Bazooka Rhadebe, chairperson of Amadiba Crisis Committee!

Statement: 82 civil society organisations condemn the assassination of Sikhosiphi Bazooka Rhadebe, chairperson of Amadiba Crisis Committee!

We are shocked and outraged to learn of the brutal murder of the chairperson of Amadiba Crisis Committee, Sikhosiphi Bazooka Rhadebe. As chair of the ACC, Bazooka Rhadebe was helping lead the struggle of Amadiba residents on the Wild Coast in opposing open-cast titanium mining by the Australian mining company...