Xolobeni community lawyers issue ultimatum

Posted by Laura Grant on September 18, 2008
Posted in Conservation

The legal representative of the Xolobeni community has this week written a letter to the minister of minerals and energy, Buyelwa Sonjica, stating that she has until October 1 to withdraw or suspend the mining licence issued to Australian company Mineral Resources Commodities (MRC) and its South African partner, Transworld Energy and Minerals (TEM), or the community will proceed with legal action against her, the Daily Dispatch reports.

A spokesman for the department said that suspending the licence wasn’t part of the department’s plan at present because it believes that mining and tourism can go hand in hand in the area. Read full story

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