May 9, 2019 info@ubumbanovoice.co.za

Water is a basic need and people can’t live without water. On the 7th of  May 2019 at Mogashoa village under Makhuduthamaga Local Municipality, Limpopo province in South Africa, some of the village members...

Apr 15, 2019 info@ubumbanovoice.co.za

by Simon Vilakazi Coal mining companies exploiting communities with impunity in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal. The coal mining companies are taking advantage of vulnerable communities in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Province of South Africa. In Newcastle, KZN, people...

Apr 15, 2019 info@ubumbanovoice.co.za

By Nothando Dube in Newcastle On 20 March 2019, affected communities by a coal mine at Kliprand farm in Newcastle marched to Ikhwezi Mining Company. The mine started to operate on this place in...

Mar 22, 2019 info@ubumbanovoice.co.za

by Vusi aka Mabaso On Thursday the 14th of March 2019, one of the seven mines at Vosman under Emalahleni Municipality (ELM) in Mpumalanga South Africa had a terrifying blast that shaked houses. In...

Mar 13, 2019 info@ubumbanovoice.co.za

By Sophia Takuva Women miners and community monitors from Runde Rural District council gathered at Pote hill Hotel in Zvishavane, Zimbabwe on 6 March 2019 for a workshop convened by Centre for Conflict Management...

Mar 13, 2019 info@ubumbanovoice.co.za

By Juliet Gudhlanga Capitalism and neo liberal policies have catalysed poverty and inequality in resource extraction. In Zimbabwe, the discovery of Marange diamonds since 2002 has presented a clear case of the Dutch disease...

Nov 15, 2018 info@ubumbanovoice.co.za

By Cosmas Sunguro The workers of Zimbabwe Consolidated Diamond Company (ZCDC) in Manicaland are living in squalid conditions with the sight of most housing blocks not positively portraying   the company’s profile. ZCDC, a diamond...

Oct 1, 2018 info@ubumbanovoice.co.za

Arda Transau relocation, a tale of the resource curse   Drug abuse, commercial sex work, domestic violence and family disintegration are some of the social ills that remain embedded in most rural communities. Villagers...

by Simon Vilakazi Coal mining companies exploiting communities with impunity in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal. The coal mining companies are taking advantage of vulnerable communities in KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) Province of South Africa. In Newcastle, KZN, people wake up in the morning to find that the mining operations are being done on...

> By Llloyd Sesemani Like many young unemployed youths,23 year old Talent Mutepfa from Tsvingwe surburb has joined several people participating in the Manicaland gold rush in a bid to survive the country’s deteriorating economy. According to him poverty has driven him to artisanal gold mining. Since the closure...

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