ABOUT MACUA

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Welcome to MACUA

Nothing About Us, Without Us!

Since its inception in 2012, Mining Affected Communities United in Action (MACUA) has presented a formidable point of opposition against the toxic alliance between mining companies and the government in South Africa.

In the movement’s young history, there is a critical opportunity to evaluate to role that MACUA has played in the country’s mining sector.

Developed and Informed by the collective memory of MACUA members, this brief outline of MACUA`s development aims to narrate the phases of the movement illustrating the most memorable events and pressing challenges internally and externally.

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ABOUT US

Principles and Core Values

MACUA aims to provide a revolutionary platform where community, artisanal miners and mine workers struggles find and build solidarity between our struggles in order to build a bottom-up democracy in which the needs of people are placed before the greed of profits.

In all our struggles against colonialism and Apartheid we have struggled for these and have insisted that no authority is greater than the will of the people. We have consistently told all the past rulers, that there can be nothing about us, without us.

Respect for Human Rights

Participatory Democracy and inclusive decision making

Solidarity with the working class, the poor and those affected by mining.

People Before Profits

Economic, Environmental and Social Justice

Promotion and Respect for Women’s Rights

To be a powerful movement of mining-affected communities united around the concept of the Peoples Mining Charter premised on Economic, Environmental and Social Justice.

MACUA To Protest Seriti Resources Headquarters in Sandton

MACUA To Protest Seriti Resources Headquarters in Sandton The Mining Affected Communities United in Action (MACUA), along with the communities of Phola, Ogies and surrounding farms in Nkangala District Municipality, Mpumalanga, will be protesting outside Seriti’s Head...

The dark side of living next to Seriti’s non-compliant Klipspruit Colliery   

The dark side of living next to Seriti’s non-compliant Klipspruit Colliery    By Fahdia Msaka   It was just 11 months ago, when the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE), Gwede Mantashe, appeared on SABC proudly championing the continued use of toxic...

Human Rights Day Urges Action Against Mining Exploitation

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 21 MARCH 2024 Human Rights Day Urges Action Against Mining Exploitation Human Rights Day serves as a reminder for South Africans to assess the nation's progress in upholding human rights and to renew our commitment to achieving equality,...

MACUA Protests Outside PPC Dwaalboom Mine Following Betrayal of Affected Communities

Press Statement FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 20 March 2024 MACUA Protests Outside PPC Dwaalboom Mine Following Betrayal of Affected Communities Mining Affected Communities United in Action (MACUA) strongly condemn the impudent and disturbing behaviour exhibited by the...

Mogalakwena Platinum Mine: a just transition project marred by community exclusion and unjustness

Image credit: Anglo American By Lindobuhle Nene South Africa, a global platinum leader, stands at a pivotal juncture as it steers towards a greener energy landscape. The nation's journey towards a just energy transition is fraught with challenges, particularly for...

ONLINE RESOURCE CENTRE

 

This Online Resource Centre provides students, archives professionals, members of the community and other visitors with access to a select body of useful material relating to learning and personal advancement. It includes standards, guidance, toolkits and the products of MACUA/WAMUA work, as well as articles, reports and other publications.

our friends and partners

 

Here are some great organisations that contribute to MACUA/WAMUA. Please click on their logos to learn more about each of them, their causes and to learn how you can help and make a difference.