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Water is more precious than Gold

Community Alerts/ Joe Mashilo/ North West Klerksdorp/ 25 August 2016


Today South African civil society organisations in field of land, environment, mining and economy have gathered in Yeoville gender link to emphatically listen to the Colombian delegation representing the Colombian social movements, they are sharing with us about the planned open cast mining by the South African Anglo gold Ashanti Company in Colombia. According to the delegation the proposed mining will destroy the ecosystem of the country’s high mountains forests, this portion of the Colombian land has a tradition of agricultural activities and is major water source. The Colombians social movements and agricultural farmers do not want the Anglo gold Ashanti to mine their land and are here to seek help from the South Africans to help them stop the planned activity. South African partners present declared solidarity and are at the moment engaging and exchanging ideas on actions which need to take place in ensuring that proposed mining in Colombia not to take place.