Mining communities are ready to explode, say activists

Communities have been left out of all the debates on mining and the environment, including Operation Phakisa, say activists. Photo courtesy of Tracey Davies.

But for Mining Affected Communities United in Action (MACUA), representing 100 communities through 70 affiliated organisations, Operation Phakisa is just “a fast tracking of the killings of our people and continued environmental destruction as it puts profit before the people.” MACUA says the pla