South Africa’s energy minister has been exhorting African states to develop their oil and gas reserves while ignoring the historical realities, and future impacts, of doing so.
Many of SA’s environmental and economic problems stem from dependence on the minerals-energy complex. The president, being a beneficiary of this system, might not care to effect change.
Mineral Sands Resources pursues defamation cases seemingly to intimidate individuals into silence
Before Covid-19 the mortality rate among former miners in SA was 20% higher than in the general population
The Xolobeni struggle and ideas of ‘Wilderness’
How to better spend the R20 billion being wasted on new coal
Xolobeni and ‘development’ – who gets to choose?
The Mining Charter and Mining Communities