Xolobeni – mining in East Cape

Various discussions took place on the Xolobeni mining process and Mantashe's visit. :::: 1. It is important to record that Minister Mantashe’s proposed ‘independent’ survey is not in line with the #Right2SayNo judgment in favour of the Xolobeni community. Not even close. 2. The Xolobeni #Right2SayNo order provides that the “full and informed consent” of… Continue reading Xolobeni – mining in East Cape

Xolobeni court ruling

  Mantashe said the survey would be consistent with the South Gauteng High Court ruling on mining Xolobeni and that "if the community says no, there will be no mining".   Minister of Mineral Resources Gwede Mantashe announced on Wednesday that the Department of Mineral Resources would commission an independent survey in Xolobeni – the community… Continue reading Xolobeni court ruling

Xolobeni mining chaos

This is not the first time that people are upset with the mining procedures.  It is not only the people of Pondoland (Xhosa people) 17 January 2019 - Tensions rose. And so did chairs, stun grenades and teargas in the embattled rural and coastal town of Xolobeni in the Eastern Cape yesterday. This is where… Continue reading Xolobeni mining chaos

Minerale – Xolobeni

'n Groot sweer is besig om te vorm op die myngebied en sommige sake in howe sloer in sommige gevalle al baie jare sonder oplossings met die plaaslike inwoners.  Trustgrond bly trustgrond?    Dis nie net blankes nie, maar ook swartes soos vermeld wat alles moet opgee.  Die sweer het reeds op verskeie plekke oopgebars… Continue reading Minerale – Xolobeni