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***Sign the campaign for an independent inquiry here: www.amandla.mobi/lilymine  This ruling is based on the written submissions of Mr Rob Devereux, business rescue practitioner, on behalf of Makonjwaan Imperial Mining Company (Pty) Ltd, and those of Wally Mbhele, editor of the Sunday Independent newspaper. The mining company (MIMCO) is complaining about a story in Sunday Independent of 19 June 2016, headlined Did mine management flout rules? – Lily must show it was in on the safety act.

***Read the Lily Mine Update here to better understand this blog. In an explosive article in the Sunday Independent, an academic from CPUT's School of Civil Engineering exposed how Lily Mine management wouldn't allow his team to assist with rescue efforts, that management ignored workers when warning signs were reported, and that it's well known that the type of mining done by Vantage Goldfields is dangerous [1]. In response, Vantage Goldfields are trying to silence the academic and journalist who exposed this...

PUBLIC CALL TO ACTION: 16 August 2016 – Marikana Day JOIN THE SOCIAL MINING COALITION [SMC] SOUTH AFRICA AND PUBLIC INQUIRY COMMISSION INTO LILY MINE DISASTER 5 FEBRUARY 2016 We the people declare the deaths of #TheBarberton3 at Lily Mine a disaster;We declare a Public Interest Commission [PIC] into this workforce disaster;And we call on you to join and.or support the Social Mining Coalition [SMC]. #FreeTheBarberton3 It’s the day of the Marikana Massacre. A day most of us will never,...

It's been 4 years since Lonmin and our police coordinated to crush the miners' strike, resulting in 44 lives lost. Today families grieve while struggling to put food on the table after the loss of their bread winners. But there is some hope. Government has engaged in talks with representatives of the families, though no firm commitments have yet been made. Despite Lonmin’s role in the massacre, they have as yet not provided any form of compensation nor do they...

We're hearing a lot of Mayoral candidates talk about fighting corruption, but have you heard anyone talk about making Service Delivery Agreements (SDAs) and Municipal Services Partnership Agreements (MSPAs) publicly accessible? No idea what these are? Well, it often feels like that’s the way many political candidates want it to stay. You see, the Municipal Systems Act states SDAs and MSPAs must be made public [1], so that people like you and I can see who, what, when and how much companies contracted to...

Thirteen months on and SABC and etv will still not screen Emmy award winning documentary, Miners shot Down. As congratulatory messages continue to flow from all directions including political parties, amandla.mobi members ask why the SABC and etv will still not show the documentary to all South Africans. On the eve of the second anniversary of the Marikana Massacre last year, widows and family members of those killed in Marikana, travelled from the Farlam Commission of Inquiry to the studios...

Inhlangano yokugqugquzela amalungelo omphakathi, i-amandla.mobi, ibe nempumelelo ngemuva kokufaka uhlu lwezikhalo kuMnyango wezeMfundo ePhakeme ephoqa uMnyango ukuthi ukhiphe umbiko we-‘No-Fees Varsity’. UMnyango uthumele lo mbiko kwi-amandla.mobi namhlanje ekuseni, NgoLwesine, ngemuva kwesicelo ebesifakwe ngokomgomo wokuPhucula ukuFinyelela oLwazini, kuMqondisi-Jikele kanye kuSekela Mqondisi-Jikele ezinsukwini ezimbili ezedlule. Zombili lezi zikhulu bezinikezwe izinsuku ezingu-14 ukuthi ziphendule kulesi sicelo. Umbiko we-’No-Fees Varsity’ wawuthulwe kuNgqongqoshe wezeMfundo ePhakeme, uMnu Blade Nzimande, ngoZibandlela ka-2012 kodwa wawungazange udluliselwe emphakathini. “Ukukhishwa kwalo mbiko kungokunqoba okukhulu kumalunga e-amandla.mobi asaqhubeka nokukhalisana nabafundi mayelana...