The mining-affected community of Bapong village blames mining companies for the environmental deterioration of the area.
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.
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.
Women in mining-affected communities say they bear the brunt of mining activities.
The protest outside parliament will highlight the damage to the environment and public health that the mining industry is allowed to get away with.
Mining affected communities met to contribute to the third draft of a legally binding treaty against human rights violations by businesses, which will be presented later this year at the Human Rights Council in Geneva.
Gwede Mantashe will for the first time since he took the position of Minister of Mineral Resources in February meet with the Amadiba Crisis Committee.