Xolobeni Mineral Sands Project

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.

Latest

From the archives: For the first time, an insiders’ account of the Third Force

Two young gangsters give an horrific account of how they were encouraged, equipped and trained to carry out violence against ANC-linked targets by the security forces.

Ramaphosa bets big on infrastructure to boost economy

Sona was a mixed bag but there were some meaningful announcements

Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it