Activists wait for ruling on sand miners

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Residents protest against a new road being built in the beautiful Wild Coast area. Photo: Supplied
Residents protest against a new road being built in the beautiful Wild Coast area. Photo: Supplied

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Activists will have to wait a few months before the Constitutional Court delivers a landmark ruling that will clarify whether big mining companies can “Slapp” critics with defamation lawsuits.

Slapp is short for strategic litigation against public participation. The strategy originated in the US in the 1980s and has spread worldwide.

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