Communities abused by mining companies stand up for their rights.

by Simon Vilakazi

On 29 May 2019, community representatives from Lutsvil in Northern Cape, South Africa, were at the Cape Town High Court to listen to a case between themselves and the Australian mining company. This is the same company that has been causing problems in Xolobeni. They are causing problems in Lutsvil in Northern Cape now. In their argument, the company is claiming that the community is violating their right to dignity and good reputation if they are opposed to mine by the community. So they want the community to be interdicted and not allowed to protest against them and what they are doing. The community is represented by lawyers from Centre for Environmental Rights (CER).

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