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Coal mining companies exploiting communities

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…

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March by affected communities by Ikhwezi Mine

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 June 2018 and the…

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Clean-Up campaign in East London

By Xolelwa Pona in East London, Eastern Cape. A Clean-Up campaign took place at Needs Camp, in East London on the 26th of March 2019. The area was identified as a host spot by the community members because…

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Art exhibition for visual arts and crafters

Art exhibition for visual arts and crafters was held on 19 March 2019 at Achievers Theatre, Tsimanyane Ga Matlala. The exhibition was organized by Limpopo Federation of Community Arts Centers (LIFCAC) for the district municipalities of Limpopo i.e….

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Terrible blast in Vosman

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 less than five minutes…

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Fire left people homeless in Woodstock, Cape Town

By Simon Vilakazi People in Woodstock, Cape Town were left homeless after fire gutted parts of their residential building, Victoria Centre, on the 16th of March 2019. The fire made the building inhabitable to the tenants. When residents…

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Women in mining speak

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 and Transformation to deliberate…

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Natural Resource Curse: The case of Kusena community, Marange.

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 presented by natural resources…

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No Water for Cape Town residents.

by Simon. Residents of the southern suburbs of Cape Town from Plumstead, Wynberg, Claremont to Mowbray had no running water from their taps from Thursday, 7 March to Friday morning 2019. This is because of bursting of the…

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The Voice of the Voiceless

By Angellah Mandoreba If a tree falls in a forest and no one saw or heard it fall, did the tree fall? What is your response to this teaser? Well it all depends on one’s interpretation. To some…

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