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Community members standing firm for SLP implementation

30 September 2021 Tshepo Maredi Masilo Theunissen Masilonyana Local Municipality Free State The fight against mining houses with regard to SLP gaining momentum. The community of Masilo has taken a resolution to embark on a battle with DMR and the two mining houses in Masilonyana. The resolution is informed by […]

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Arcelor Mittal to soon appear in Vanderbjlpark Magistrate Court over AEL transgressions.

Community alerts, by Mduduzi Tshabalala, Free State-Vaal, Sebokeng, 2019 June 07, Arcelor Mittal to soon appear in Vanderbjlpark Magistrate Court over AEL transgressions. VEJA is planning to picket outside court and demonstrate on behalf of the people of Vaal, but also to celebrate this victory as it has been long […]

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DOA march

Community Alerts,by Mduduzi Tshabalala, Free State, Vaal, Sebokeng, May 2019 The DOA march just kicked off from P10 Rd in Lethabo. Climate Defenders are gathered to deliver a memo at Seriti Resources Pty Ltd. New Vaal Collieries. All in the name of awareness about climate change impacts caused by fossil […]

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Community preparations for public participation – Vaaloewer

Community Alerts, Mdu Tshabalala,Free State, Vaal, Sebokeng, 2019/03/02 This week VEJA Activists went to visit Vaaloewer informal settlement community to prepare them for the public participation with consulting company, and we found out that since it is end of the month week whereby most people have a lot of errands […]

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Life after coal campaign

Community Alerts, Mdu Tshabalala, Free State, Vaal, Sebokeng, 2019/03/13 Boom and Bust in the Waterberg. gW Report 2018 Life after Coal Campaign: gW, FoESA,ELA & CER. – PUSH BACK COAL Contributors: 2 individuals who wrote to the World Bank Inspection Pannel during the Medupi and Kusile loan. CoResearchers: Dr.V Munik; […]

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“bill does not make a provision for small scale mining” Santos writes

Community Alerts/ Santos/Welkom-GUBICO/01 March 2017 from 09H00 to 15H00 the Free State legislature hosted a mining charter bill amendments at Freddie Meyer hall where local stakeholders and the public was invited to raise their views, add or have subtractions on the bill. The communities and stakeholders touched too much on […]

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