Mining, Murder and a British Millionaire: Protestors stand in solidarity with South African communities opposing mining

Mining, Murder and a British Millionaire: Protestors stand in solidarity with South African communities opposing mining

The Xolobeni Mineral Sands Project has links to the UK and Australia and has become associated with deadly conflict in local communities. YLNM are standing in solidarity with the Amadiba Crisis Committee and allies in South Africa in their efforts to stop the mine and secure a sustainable future for their people.   Originally...

#StandWithAmadiba

#StandWithAmadiba

  • Written on: 11 May 2016
  • Posted under: Videos

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...

Follow the Money – From Pondoland to London Wall

Follow the Money – From Pondoland to London Wall

Originally published by the London Mining Network. by Andy Higginbottom (*) At first sight the struggle of the Amadiba community in Pondoland, on South Africa’s Eastern Cape Wild Coast, to stop Australian company MRC mining on their land has nothing to do with Graham Edwards, chief executive of property management...

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....

Graham Edwards: Divest from MRC!

Graham Edwards: Divest from MRC!

  • Written on: 06 April 2016
  • Posted under: Campaigns

As a part of the movement to tackle intimidation, violence and extra-judicial killings against environmental and human rights activists, as well as in response to the murder of Sikhosiphi ‘Bazooka’ Rhadebe, we are supporting the following petition hosted by Avaaz. Click here to sign the petition. It’s like the script...

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,...

Case Studies: Is Mining really ‘on top’ in Africa?

Case Studies: Is Mining really ‘on top’ in Africa?

These case studies, shared by members of African civil society and their allies, offer an insight into the many grave social and ecological issues caused by large-scale mining in Africa and the failure of companies to adequately address these. In terms of reflecting the full scale of these problems in...