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Ensuring equity, compensation and upliftment for mining communities

By Erica Emdon and Jacob van GarderenFirst published on Maverick Citizen In 2018, Corruption Watch published its Mining Royalties research report, which looked at equity benefits and compensation flowing from mining, and whether these were reaching mining-affected communities. It concluded that widespread corruption was evident and that, overall, the communities most affected by mining were Read more >

Corruption thrives under Covid-19 – the story of the Balomiti community

By Mashudu MasuthaFirst published on Transparency International Australia In the North West province, just north-west of Johannesburg, stretch lucrative chrome deposits. There, a new chrome mine opened in March 2020 – right in the middle of South Africa’s hard lockdown restrictions to manage the Covid-19 pandemic. This came as a surprise to the Balomiti community Read more >

Bapo ba Mogale’s traditional governance, political interference woes

By Mashudu MasuthaFirst published on Transparency International Australia Bapo ba Mogale (Bapo Community) is a traditional community, sitting on incredibly rich platinum deposits in the North West province of South Africa. Mining in the area has a long history, stretching back to 1969 when Lonmin platinum mine opened, now owned by Sibanye Stillwater. During the Read more >

Court orders are no obstacle for stubborn government officials

Image: Centre for Environmental Rights By Matshidiso DibakwaneFirst published on Maverick Citizen The failure and unwillingness of the North West provincial government to release the findings of the Mafereka commission of inquiry — despite requests under the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA), a high court order and correspondence addressed to the North West Read more >

Support CW’s petition for the release of the Mafereka report

Visit Amandla.mobi to sign our petition! Dear Premier Job Mokgoro, we demand that you release the Mafereka Commission Report. In 2011, the North West Provincial Government established the Mafereka Commission to look into traditional leadership in the province and the report was completed in 2013 but has been kept under wraps ever since. The mineral-rich Read more >

Vote for your hero and zero of the year!

It’s that time of the year when we look back on the individuals, organisations, and institutions who frustrated us, made us weep and gnash our teeth, made us throw up our hands, but also impressed us, gave us hope, and inspired us. Yes, it’s Hero and Zero of the Year time. Last year it was Read more >