Mamphela Ramphele: What to do when orthodox socio-economic models don't work

2019-10-22 08:59

Communities that have shown resilience and shared prosperity have all dug deep into their indigenous cultures to leverage the wisdom of the ancients to govern the commons for the benefit of all, writes Mamphela Ramphele.

Activists accuse aspiring Xolobeni miner of malicious litigation

2019-05-28 20:00

The Australian company sued the environmental activists for defamation over misgivings they expressed about the process behind the approval of their exploration licence in Xolobeni.

Mantashe: Government appealing Xolobeni ruling to prevent 'chaos' in mine licensing

2019-02-04 12:23

Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe said the ruling by the North Gauteng High Court in Pretoria was sound, but that it ran the risk of transferring authority over licensing in the mining sector from the state to communities. He said the consequences were potentially chaotic.

Mantashe announces independent survey on mining in Xolobeni

2019-01-16 20:32

Mantashe visited the Eastern Cape community and its natural dunes on Wednesday accompanied by a delegation from the Department of Mineral Resources and what has been described as heavy police presence.

Mantashe: Minerals Amendment Bill had to be withdrawn, it became irrelevant

2018-10-31 21:21

The Minerals and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill must be made relevant to current mining developments if it is to bring certainty, Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe has said.

Battle for Xolobeni's titanium heading for highest court

2016-09-25 06:25

The fight for the soul of Xolobeni could go to the highest court in the land, according to the opponents of proposed titanium mining activities near Mbizana on the Wild Coast in the Eastern Cape.


Xolobeni lawsuit: Activists denied access to documents for defamation defence

2019-06-01 14:00

The company that is looking to start mining in the heritage site community of Xolobeni in the Eastern Cape is taking environmental activists and attorneys to the Western Cape High Court for defamation.

Xolobeni and the irony of history

2019-03-05 05:00

It seems that Gwede Mantashe is not paying sufficient attention to the core principles of constitutional democracy that puts citizens at the centre of shaping their futures, writes Mamphela Ramphele.

Xolobeni has nothing to fear from survey - Mineral Resources Dept

2019-01-23 19:37

The Department of Mineral Resources says the survey would be independent and that there was no way for government to manipulate its outcomes, one way or another.

Safcei pleads with Mantashe to cancel Xolobeni visit

2019-01-15 21:02

Mining companies looking into the area have been accused of bypassing processes and holding secret meetings with the minister to allow mining to take place.

Mantashe: We've heard Xolobeni oppose mining, now they must hear those who want it

2018-09-27 15:28

Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe has slammed allegations that his department met privately with an Australian mining company. Still, he said, while the Xolobeni community can oppose mining there, others have the right to support it.

82 organisations want Wild Coast mining applications suspended after 'assassination'

2016-03-23 20:30

Eighty-two civil society organisations have condemned the murder of an anti-mining activist on the Wild Coast in the Eastern Cape, and called for all mining applications to be suspended.

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