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Zero Hour: New CER Report shows how mining and water authorities fail communities and environment in Mpumalanga

May 23, 2016 at 8:00 am

Cape Town. Government’s failure to ensure that mining companies comply with the law is causing unprecedented environmental degradation and chronic health problems in Mpumalanga – with dire consequences for communities and South Africa’s future prosperity. The situation is the result of neglect, limited resources and wilful inaction by the Departments of Mineral Resources and Water… continued


Newsflash: Organisations call on SAPS for a public report on progress with investigation into Bazooka Rhadebe assassination

May 20, 2016 at 7:30 am

On Thursday, 19 May 2016 a group of social justice organisations wrote to the Minister of Police and the National Commissioner of the SAPS requesting a public progress report by the SAPS on progress with the investigation into the assassination of Amadiba Crisis Committee Chair Sikhosiphi “Bazooka” Rhadebe. Mr Rhadebe was shot in the head… continued


Media Release: Mineral Commodities Ltd AGM on 25 May 2016: Why SA and Australian organisations are calling for shareholder and regulatory action

May 19, 2016 at 10:59 am

Cape Town, South Africa. Next week, a broad coalition of community and civil society organisations in South Africa and Australia will stage protests against Mineral Commodities Ltd (MRC) to coincide with the company’s annual general meeting in Perth on 25 May 2016. The protests will focus attention on the social, environmental and governance record of… continued


Section 24 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996

Everyone has the right to an environment that is not harmful to their health or well-being; and to have the environment protected, for the benefit of present and future generations, through reasonable legislative and other measures that prevent pollution and ecological degradation; promote conservation; and secure ecologically sustainable development and use of natural resources while promoting justifiable economic and social development.

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National Environmental Crimes & Incidents Hotline (24 hours): 0800 205 005

In addition, there are a number of national and provincial hotlines that may be useful.

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