Why Xolobeni's win against a mining company matters

2018-12-13 19:48

An SA High Court passed an important judgment putting a stop to the pervasive practice by companies to mine ancestral lands in rural areas without the villagers’ consent. Here's why it matters.

People want tourism, not destructive mining - Green Bishop

2016-08-09 06:00

Green tourism areas are becoming increasingly valuable, but the massive destruction of open cast mining is threatening this ideal, says Bishop Geoff Davies.

In search of clues for anti-mining leader's murder

2016-04-19 06:41

Even after the murder of the Wild Coast's anti-mining leader, there is no indication that the Department of Mineral Resources will end the mining licence application.

Wild Coast anti-mining leader murdered

2016-03-23 11:57

An anti-mining group on the Eastern Cape Wild Coast has reacted with shock to the murder of its chairperson amid conflict over mining rights in this tourism hot spot.


Wild Coast mourns man who inspired anti-toll, anti-mine activism

2017-01-10 07:09

Samson Gampe proved to be one of the biggest obstacles to state-sponsored ambitions to tame the Wild Coast, says John Clarke.

Wild Coast activists question Australian sale of company

2016-07-19 08:07

The mining of titanium from the Wild Coast sand dunes will not be accepted under any circumstances, activists say.

A murder on Wild Coast escalates conflict over water, land, mining

2016-04-01 22:00

The Xolobeni conflict pits against each other an company's view of economic development, government’s effort to help, and a community's bid to preserve its land.

Wild Coast titanium remains ‘unobtainium’

2016-03-23 07:55

Urbanites see the Wild Coast as remote as a fictional planet, but the tensions building over mining rights speak to the future of humans, says John Clarke.

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