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April 22, 2018

Restricted Access to Information Leaves Communities in South Africa Powerless Against Mining Companies

Born about 58 km from Kathu in the dusty town of Kuruman, Boitumelo Tshethlo has over the years grown a passion to fight for human rights […]
April 22, 2018

Why South Africa’s Extractive Sector Needs Greater Transparency

Case study of Sedibeng Iron Ore mine, by Tafadzwa L. Kuvheya South Africa is a major minerals producer and host to leading international mining companies. Mining […]
August 16, 2017

No Justice, No Change: Marikana Massacre 5 Years Later

It is five years today since the most lethal single use of force against civilians in decades occurred in South Africa at Marikana. On 16 August […]
August 5, 2017

Five Major Focus Areas For Tax Justice In South Africa

Apartheid’s ugly head has not been completely cut off over two decades after South Africa’s independence. The legacy of apartheid together with the present government’s governance […]
July 27, 2017

Catch Up With The Data Extractors Programme 17-21 July 2017 Accra Ghana

I respect all the work that activists, researchers, academia and many others are doing to ensure human rights of communities affected by mining are respected, to […]
July 18, 2017

South Africa Ranks 23 In Resource Governance Index

The 2017 Resource Governance Index ranked South Africa 23 out of 81. While this might seem like a very good result, I would like to highlight that this […]