Mining

Standoff between shack dwellers and sand mining company in Khayelitsha

Mining operations halted after families living in shacks near the site complain about sand filling their homes

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News | 30 May 2023

Silicosis class action bolstered by Appeal Court ruling

Litigation has been ongoing for ten years

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Law | 7 February 2023

Environmental activists revise pleas in “SLAPP case” brought by Australian miners

Marathon legal battle against R14.25-million defamation case continues

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Law | 1 February 2023

Concourt hands critics of Australian mine partial victory – but defamation battle is not over

It is up to Parliament to develop more comprehensive SLAPP suit defence, says court

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Law | 14 November 2022

Seismic judgment: Court overturns exploration rights granted to Shell

The court has put a stop to the seismic survey along the Wild Coast

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Law | 1 September 2022

Mining affected communities protest outside Parliament

Activists demand mines develop and help the communities that host them

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Brief | 16 August 2022

West Coast breakthrough: environment activists and mining company reach agreement

Mineral Sands Resources has prevented legal action, at least for now, over its West Coast operations

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News | 21 June 2022

Judge blocks mine expansion

Licence to extend the Somkhele mine set aside

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Law | 5 May 2022

Diver accuses Alexkor of more illegal rock dumping

And Green Scorpions find evidence that the company is defying a Compliance Notice on coffer dam construction

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News | 22 March 2022

Mines are failing Limpopo communities, says scathing report

Researchers recommend that state implements harsher measures against non-compliant companies

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News | 24 February 2022

Western Cape government joins battle over mining

Appeal filed against new coastal prospecting licence

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News | 23 February 2022

Concourt hears vital defamation case

Defendants want common law to be developed to prevent ‘SLAPP’ suits

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Law | 20 February 2022

Australian mining company’s “SLAPP case” against its critics heads to Concourt

Constitutional issues at stake in R14.25 million defamation action against environmentalists and activists

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Law | 1 February 2022

Alexkor facing criminal charges over Northern Cape mining operations

Environment department lays charges against state diamond miner over use of “coffer dams”

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News | 19 January 2022

How mining erodes the rights of women

Women are also marginalised when it comes to the economic benefits that mining brings

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Opinion | 7 October 2021