#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...

Amadiba Commemorates Environmental Defender Sikhosiphi Bazooka Radebe

Amadiba Commemorates Environmental Defender Sikhosiphi Bazooka Radebe

In 2016, South African community leader and mining opponent Sikhosiphi Bazooka Radebe was assassinated at his home. A year on, mining has been stopped (for now) and the people of Xolobeni gathered to remember Bazooka.  By Sheila Berry. Posted by Save Our iMfolozi Wilderness. 14/03/2017 The Human Rights Day celebration on 21 March...

The Matatiele Manifesto: South African communities unite to say yes to life, no to extraction!

The Matatiele Manifesto: South African communities unite to say yes to life, no to extraction!

Frontline communities resisting mining and fracking in South Africa have come together to create the Matatiele Manifesto. Calling for food and energy sovereignty, land rights and water protections, the manifesto strikes at the heart of South Africa’s extractivist land policies, writes Rachel Lees. Written for YLNM by Rachel Lees. 05/12/2016....

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...

Suspend Wild Coast mining, say leading health academics

Suspend Wild Coast mining, say leading health academics

Originally published by GroundUp on 02/04/16. Heads of university health departments write letter to Minister of Mineral Resources Following the assassination of Sikhosiphi “Bazooka” Rhadebe, the heads of the schools of public and community health at five universities have written to the Minster of Mineral Resources, Mosebenzi Zwane, calling for...

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...