Latest articles on Xolobeni Mineral Sands Project

Corporate bullying in fight over Xolobeni mining

Activists argue that the Australian company suing them is using the courts to silence criticism and so abusing the legal system. The law should change to stop these types of suits

Xolobeni judders as mining hovers

Despite a high court judgment halting extraction, villagers feel unsafe as the minister plans a survey and resettlement guidelines

Contentious traditional leadership Bill passed

In November last year, the traditional leadership Bill was passed by the National Assembly

Editorial: Rights undermine miner

Thursday’s decision by the high court in Pretoria is historic

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

The police inquiry into mining activist Sikhosiphi Radebe’s 2016 death has been stalled according to the Amadiba Crisis Committee

​The day big mining won the battle to wreck the environment

A high court case has highlighted how the law enables mining companies such as Tormin to walk away from the damage they cause.

‘Choose between mining and bloodshed’

Anti-mining activists in Melmoth, KwaZulu-Natal are living in fear of their lives in a scenario that echoes the Xolobeni unease on the Wild Coast.

We, the people, need to bring integrity back

Our robust civil society seems to be one of two other buffers against the risk of 'state capture'.

Stop the titanium death dunes

Only one sure way to restore peace and security to Xolobeni: the government must set its face against mining - and soon.

Wild Coast Amadiba mining opponent ‘assassinated’

After almost a year of threats and attacks, a Wildcoast anti-mining activist was gunned down and killed in front of his wife and sons.

Wild Coast Amadiba mining opponent ‘assassinated’

After almost a year of threats and attacks, a Wildcoast anti-mining activist was gunned down and killed in front of his wife and sons.

Editorial: Stop the titanium death dunes

Only one sure way to restore peace and security to Xolobeni: the government must set its face against mining - and soon.

We will die for our land, say angry Xolobeni villagers as dune mining looms

As leaders clash and government weighs an application for mining on the Wild Coast, anti-mining locals report a fresh outbreak of violence.

Villagers call for chief’s head over plan to mine their land

The Wild Coast community of Xolobeni is vehemently opposed to the proposed open-cast mining of titanium on their traditional land.

Tourism trumps titanium on Wild Coast

Eastern Cape and the United Nations have signed a deal that focuses on building green economy and earning carbon credits.

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