The Jagersfontein community say that they are worried about the snail pace to implement the recommendations of the report following the 2021 mine tailings dam collapse.
The agreement reached is a major victory in the ongoing battle to hold mining companies to account.
The public discourse on ‘illegal’ mining or zama-zamas has reached fever pitch with communities on Johannesburg’s west rand erupting in protest this week against the violence of zama-zama gangs. Here, David van Wyk explores ten points to get behind this ‘confusion’ or lack of critical thinking.
The Amadiba Crisis Committee are determined to fight against the coastal route of Sanral, citing the capture of the construction project by corporate interests and the environmental damage it will do.
Due to desperation, the Jagersfontein community is now divided with each side accusing the other of collaborating with the mine bosses and the police they accuse of being in the bosses’ pockets.
To mark Human Rights Day and to stand in solidarity with the global climate movement, the marchers called for system change.
Environmental activists are demanding an end to the use of fossil fuels and a move to 100% renewable energy.
The climate activists called out the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy for being the biggest stumbling block to a just transition from fossil fuels.
As calls for formalisation of artisanal and small-scale mining grow due to high levels of violence, rape and GBV, residents of Bosmont in the West Rand are calling for the deployment of the army to protect the community.
Women in mining-affected communities say they bear the brunt of mining activities.