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...

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,...

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,...

Amadiba Crisis Committee chairman brutally murdered

Amadiba Crisis Committee chairman brutally murdered

Press release from Amadiba Crisis Committee, 22nd March 2016 Last night, on the evening of the 22nd of March, the chairman of Amadiba Crisis Committee, Sikhosiphi ‘Bazooka’ Rhadebe from Mdatya village in Amadiba, was brutally assassinated outside his house in Lurholweni township, Amadiba area, Mbizana. Our beloved Bazooka made the...

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...

Communities of South Africa’s Wild Coast: Stop forced mining on our sacred beaches!

Communities of South Africa’s Wild Coast: Stop forced mining on our sacred beaches!

An Australian mining company wants to mine 22 km of a South African Wild Coast community’s sacred beachfront land without their consent, to exploit what they claim is the world’s tenth-largest titanium deposit. Sign the Avaaz petition to stop them. The majority of residents of the affected community (Section 24...