#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...

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....

KZN residents up in arms over proposed coal mine

KZN residents up in arms over proposed coal mine

South African national broadcaster SABC News has a section on the proposed coal mine in Fuleni, KwaZulu-Natal and the opposition to it from both young and old, men and women in the community. All understand that the supposed benefits are few and fleeting whilst land is currently being grabbed, farming...

SOUTH AFRICA: Fuleni community blockade stops mining authority visit

SOUTH AFRICA: Fuleni community blockade stops mining authority visit

Originally posted by SaveOurWilderness. Words by Sheila Berry, photos by Rob Symons. This morning an angry but well-behaved crowd of well over a thousand Fuleni residents forced the Regional Mining Development Environmental Committee (RMDEC) to abort their site visit to Fuleni for Ibutho Coal’s proposed open cast mine on the...

In Defence of Life

In Defence of Life

In Defence of Life follows the struggles and triumphs of four communities resisting large-scale mining projects in Colombia, the Philippines, South Africa and Romania. Courageous environmental and human rights defenders from these communities describe how they have suffered and why they are standing firm to protect their families, land, water...

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,...

UnderMining Life: Activists Threatened in South Africa

UnderMining Life: Activists Threatened in South Africa

Sphiwe Mazibuko’s powerful film exposes the intimidation of anti-mining activists, in South Africa, on the Wild Coast and Zululand. Xolobeni residents have fought for 10 years to prevent the Australian company, Mineral Commodities Limited, from mining their titanium rich dunes.  The unwavering response of the Pondo people to protect their...

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...