He is one of six defendants who this week an reached out-of-court settlement with an Australian mining company in a long-running defamation battle
The court upheld an appeal by miners against a high court victory for environmentalists but recognised the defence in a landmark ruling on abusive litigation
Now that he has withdrawn from the Senzo Meyiwa murder trial, will the promise of justice for the Meyiwa family be kept?
We cannot allow the mathematics of racial capital stop us from bearing ethical witness to the death of the marginalised majority
ESG performance presents an opportunity for involving communities in the decision-making process and reducing costs that might emerge down the line from litigation and fines
The case isn’t only about environmental lawyers and activists being slapped by ‘rapacious’ miners with a series of defamation lawsuits, but about the rule of law
The president needs to report back to South Africa on what his government has – and hasn’t – achieved since 2018
Even a country with citizens as fractious and fractured as South Africa is showing signs of unity to save the sea off the Wild Coast.
Shell’s 3D seismic survey is set to begin on Wednesday. But a high court application brought by rights groups to block it will be heard as an urgent matter on Tuesday
Although South Africa no longer practices ‘fortress conservation’, the shift to to protecting resources for people is criticised for incorporating nature in a neoliberal capitalist system in which nature is expected to produce profit
The violent murder of Mam’ Ntshangase is not the first of its kind and will most certainly not be the last
The judge ruled that corporations should not be allowed to use the legal system against citizens and activists
In an environment where activism against mining is becoming increasingly deadly, Nonhle Mbuthuma’s life may be at risk
Mam’Ntshangase was described as a fierce critic of mining and ambassador for land rights.
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
An Australian mining company is suing three attorneys and activists for defamation. But the defendant’s attorneys argue that this a strategic lawsuit against public participation
Proposed amendments to the legislation mandate meaningful consultation with communities but critics say there are loopholes