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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.

The Proposed Government of National Unity is Clearly Neglecting Mining Affected Communities

The Mining Affected Communities United in Action (MACUA), held a webinar on 10 June 2024 to discuss the election results and the implications that a coalition government would have on mining-affected communities and their struggles for a just and fair mining regime....

YAMUA Will Embark on a Toxic Cycling Protest Targeted to Mining Companies in Johannesburg

YAMUA Will Embark on a Toxic Cycling Protest Targeted to Mining Companies in Johannesburg FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE| 13 June 2024 The Youth Affected by Mining United in Action (YAMUA), the youth-wing of MACUA, will be organising a half-day Toxic Cycling Protest in...

YAMUA Will Embark on a Toxic Cycling Protest Targeted to Mining Companies in Johannesburg

YAMUA Will Embark on a Toxic Cycling Protest Targeted to Mining Companies in Johannesburg FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE| 13 June 2024 The Youth Affected by Mining United in Action (YAMUA), the youth-wing of MACUA, will be organising a half-day Toxic Cycling Protest in...

Over 200 Communities Members Protesting Against Sephaku Cement Mine

Over 200 Communities Members Protesting Against Sephaku Cement Mine FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 11 June 2024 Members of the Mining Affected Communities United in Action (MACUA) in the Bodibe Branch, along with residents of Springbokpan, Itsoseng, Matile, Verdwaal, and...

The current elections results represent the will of the minority

By Christopher Rutledge As South Africa contemplates the outcomes of the 2024 general elections, a striking and troubling reality confronts us: while 42.3 million citizens are eligible to vote, only 27.2 million had been registered. Of those registered, only 16...

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.