XOLOBENI

Groundbreaking court judgment on mining and community rights

Court rules that Xolobeni community should have received mining application before the right was granted

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22 September 2020

Swimmers promote alternatives to mining the Wild Coast

Over five days, eight people will swim 22 km along the Pondoland Marine Protected Area

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31 March 2019

“Wake up and smell the coffee!” Mantashe tells Australian mining company

Mineral Resources Minister visits controversial Lutzville mine

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11 February 2019

Wild Coast community battles SANRAL and Gwede Mantashe

Dispute over future of N2 route takes interesting turn as contractor pulls out

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5 February 2019

Xolobeni judgment is vital to land debate

Gwede Mantashe is concerned about mining being halted, but the judgment is an incentive for the industry to change the way it operates

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23 November 2018

Wild Coast mine blocked by Pretoria court

Government and companies must obtain “full and informed” consent from communities before granting mining rights, says judge

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22 November 2018

Mantashe: I didn’t give the go-ahead on Xolobeni

Minister distances himself from claims made by Australian company on controversial Eastern Cape mine

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26 September 2018

Gwede Mantashe to meet Xolobeni residents opposed to mining

But residents sceptical of his intentions

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21 September 2018

Community consent is not needed for mining rights, says lawyer

Department of Mineral Resources in court over Xolobeni mine

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25 April 2018

Community consent needed before granting mining rights, court hears

Not according to the Act says mine company lawyer

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24 April 2018

Family of murdered Xolobeni activist appeals to NPA to “unblock” investigation

Police inquiry into Sikhosiphi Radebe’s 2016 death is stalled

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27 March 2018

Battle over mining rights in remote Eastern Cape villages

Mgungundlovu residents and government to meet in court in April

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19 February 2018

Two years later, still no arrests for murder of Xolobeni activist

Bazooka Rhadebe was gunned down outside his house in 2016

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16 February 2018

Authorities finally move against Australian mining company

Tormin accused of breaching environmental licence

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20 October 2016

Xolobeni goes to court over community rights versus mining

Case will shed light on land ownership and customary law

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28 September 2016

Man accused of assault in Xolobeni is ANC election candidate

Named in affidavits, Nthethelelo Madikizela denies involvement in attack

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29 July 2016