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...

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,...

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...