Mining forum examines traditional leaders

January 2019 Traditional leaders and mining is an issue that is not new for South Africans. Our country is littered with tales on the one hand of traditional communities, and their kings and chiefs, who have grown immensely rich from mining on their lands. On the other hand, there are also tales of communities who … Read more

TSF and the Blue Economy

The new imperialism of the blue economy January 2019 When it comes to mining and extractivism, fishing and fisher communities have only recently been included on this agenda opening up a whole new political perspective with which to view the challenges in these communities. In fact, the Thematic Social Forum on mining and extractivism, held … Read more

South African Courts protect local communities from rampant mining

Mining-affected communities empowered by two landmark court judgements Shortly before and shortly after the Thematic Social Forum on Mining and Extractivism (TSF), two communities in South Africa won High Court judgements that will effectively roll back the fast pace of extractivism in this country. On October 24, the Constitutional Court overturned an eviction order granted … Read more


BEYOND EXTRACTIVISM: RECLAIMING PEOPLES POWER, OUR RIGHT TO SAY NO! FINAL STATEMENT BY THEMATIC SOCIAL FORUM ON MINING AND EXTRACTIVIST ECONOMY HELD IN JOHANNESBURG ON THE 12th TO 15th NOVEMBER 2018 We, the participants of the Thematic Social Forum on Mining and Extractivist Economy, are gathered in Johannesburg, South Africa to consolidate a broad movement … Read more

Thematic Social Forum Action Agenda

BEYOND EXTRACTIVISM: RECLAIMING PEOPLES POWER, OUR RIGHT TO SAY NO! TSF Action Agenda Background of the process We have gathered at this Thematic Social Forum to celebrate life and victories, affirm resistance and solidarity and build knowledge. We recognize and acknowledge the ongoing initiatives of communities as they resist, fight and build alternatives to the … Read more

Action on mining and extractivism

Historic forum calls for halt to new mining projects January 2019 In a historic global gathering, hundreds of delegates from around the world have endorsed, among others, a call for a moratorium on new extractive projects as well as support for all divestment campaigns with respect to destructive industries. These were among the action plans … Read more

We can prevent catastrophic climate change

November 2018 We still have time to prevent catastrophic global warming The global climate rhythm, along with each unique local climate eco-system we have in our habitats, are not merely changing, but also heading for breakdown. A United Nations-appointed body of leading climate scientists reported in October that we have only a dozen years for … Read more

New shade tunnels for Zingisa

November 2018 More fresh salad on the way for Zingisi agro-ecology community A new shade tunnel has been set up at the Zingisi agro-ecology garden at the organisation’s premises in Berlin, Eastern Cape. The tunnel construction included the installation of moisture sensors, a bucket drip irrigaton system and a rain guage. The tunnels will be … Read more

Zimbabwe Good Food and Seed Festival

November 2018 Inyanda joins Zim comrades for Good Food and Seed Festival Three Inyanda members kept the flag of the movement flying high when they attended the recently held Good Food and Seed Festival in Harare, Zimbabwe. The festival is meant to create a a platform for small scale farmers to share information, knowledge and … Read more