Ordinary Malawians have Limited Protection Against a Growing Mining Industry

(by Boshra Yazahmeidi) Villagers living adjacent to the World Heritage-listed Lake Malawi have been forced to give up their land and homes to mining companies with inadequate compensation, according to a new report from Human Rights Watch. The report identified numerous issues of concern around the actions of mining companies searching for coal and uranium … More Ordinary Malawians have Limited Protection Against a Growing Mining Industry

Peoples Mining Charter – A Historic First for South Africa

Representatives of mining affected communities from seven provinces of South Africa, together with community organisations and ActionAid South Africa, have signed and adopted the first ever Peoples Mining Charter.  The Charter will serve as a political programme around which mining affected communities will self-mobilise and engage mining companies and the state.  It calls on the … More Peoples Mining Charter – A Historic First for South Africa