South Africa community members decry traditional leaders’ power amid mine plans

By :  on August 28, 2023

Community members, commercial farmers, and environmentalists are raising concerns that Jindal’s proposed $2 billion iron ore mine project, slated to be one of the largest in the Southern Hemisphere, could be allowed to exploit the mineral without community consent — but only with that of their leader. Read more

“Graves a barrier for Jindal’s $2 billion South African iron mine," Bloomberg

By : Bloomberg on August 8, 2023

A plan by Jindal Steel & Power Ltd. to develop an up-to $2 billion iron-ore mine in South Africa is facing opposition from communities who say the operation would require thousands of homes and graves to be relocated.

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Call for Melmoth iron ore mine transparency

By : Mbuso Kunene on August 7, 2023

As tensions continue to run high in Melmoth over the proposed opencast iron ore mine, a new picture has begun to emerge. Read more

Melmoth community stops Jindal’s iron-ore mine

Giant Indian steel producer Jindal has been sent packing in eNtembeni tribal land in Melmoth, northern KwaZulu-Natal. Read more

Activists challenge Traditional and Khoi-San Leadership Act

By : Ernest Mabuza on December 21 , 2021 

An alliance of land rights organizations, activists, and rural communities filed an application in the Constitutional Court seeking to declare the act unconstitutional. Read more

No restitution for the weary: Blaming the victim is an easy way out for failure to deliver the promised land

By : Constance Galeo Mogale on September 21, 2021

On Saturday, 18 September, police shot desperate land claimants in the head with rubber bullets when they demanded title deeds to their land, 23 years after their restitution claims were submitted in 1998. Read more