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IN A sudden and unexpected move, Mineral Resources Minister Mosebenzi Zwane released a draft Mining Charter that has raised the hackles of mining executives and communities alike.It appears as if...
 Adopted in 1996, after a tumultuous struggle against the oppressive and exploitative systems of Colonialism and Apartheid, the South African Constitution, presented a new template on which the...
The achievement of equality is, in South Africa, “a constitutional imperative of the first order”.  The Constitution commands us to strive for an equal society in entrenching it as both a...
 The Mapela community, on the outskirts of Mokopane in Limpopo, who live in the shadows of the most profitable platinum mine in the world, find themselves at the centre of a systemic crisis that...
The Social and Labour Plan (SLP) system, together with Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) schemes under the Mining Charter, is the main mechanism by means of which the mines are to...
In the SAHRC`s 2008 Report, then Chairperson of the SAHRC, Jody Kollapen points out that “a number of issues raised by the affected communities, or observed by the SAHRC during this investigation are...
‘Re be re bolaya mabele!’ [We used to harvest a lot!] “Re be re eja! [we used to eat!]”22 Years after the election of the first democratic state and 13 years after a new mining regime was legislated...
As South Africa and the rest of the world participated in climate negotiations in Paris this month, our government needs to acknowledge that without solving the social and environmental crises at a...
In the villages on the outskirts of Mokopane in Limpopo, the villages in the Mapela/Langa tribal area have been the victims of large scale corporate mining by Anglo Platinum for over 50 years. In...
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 During a four day reflection workshop in Kitwe, a bustling city nestled in the rich Copper belt of Zambia, Fair Green and Global (FGG)[1] countries and partners gathered to deliberate on the...