By Sifiso Dladla
Ululation, songs and slogans set the tone at Makhasaneni near Melmoth in KwaZulu-Natal on Sunday when scores of community members gathered to celebrate the decision by Indian company Jindal Africa to shelve an application to mine their land.
By Nyasha Karimakwenda
Poignantly capturing the essence of the average young black South African woman’s experience, African-American scholar Teresa Barnes once wrote that violence against black women is “not an event; it is like water in which they are forced to swim ”.
By Brendan Boyle
North West community leaders today (5 August) rejected a plan by Obed Bapela, deputy minister in the department of cooperative governance and traditional affairs, to consult traditional leaders on new norms and standards for the management of revenues from mining on communal land.
By Joanna Pickering
A wealthy commercial farm owner is approached by a mining company that has been licensed by the state to mine on his land. The company approaches the farm owner to negotiate a surface lease. The farm owner employs a legal team, has his farmland and commercial operations valued and negotiates a lease consonant with the loss of revenue he would suffer as a consequence of the mining operation. Mining goes ahead, everybody wins, right?