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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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Today MACUA met with the Bakwena Ba Mogopa community at Legotla Hall to build capacity with the affected communities on how to handle protests. We brought together members from our Marikana, Brits, and Rabokala branches to stand in solidarity with our comrades in the struggle at Bakwena Ba Mogopa. The community has planned a peaceful protest until Friday, and a memorandum will be delivered tomorrow, 22 May 2024. This is a crucial moment for our comrades at Bakwena Ba Mogopa who are standing strong and united, demanding that their voices be heard. Let's support and stand with our community in their fight for justice and a better futur#communityupliftmenttm#macuawamuaWA#standingstrongtr#demandingchangeha#TogetherWeCanW#bakwenabamogopaogopa ... See MoreSee Less
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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 & WAMUA Calls on Mining Affected Communities to Vote with Caution on May 29th Election

MACUA & WAMUA Calls on Mining Affected Communities to Vote with Caution on May 29th Election FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 24 May 2024 Mining Affected Communities United in Action (MACUA) and Women Affected by Mining United in Action (WAMUA) have noted the ways in which...

MACUA Denounces Glencore’s Rhovan Vanadium Mine for refusing to engage and consult with local community from whose land they extract wealth.

Press Statement To all Media Editors, Journalists and News Outlets  RE: MACUA Denounces Glencore’s Rhovan Vanadium Mine for refusing to engage and consult with local community from whose land they extract wealth. Mining Affected Communities United in...

[Vacancy] Paralegal Field Worker Vacancy

Paralegal Field Worker Vacancy MACUA WAMUA Advice Office (MWAO) is a non-profit, civil society organisation working with mining affected communities across South Africa. Mining Affected Communities United in Action (MACUA) and Women Affected by Mining United in Action...

MACUA Denounces the Excessive Use of Violence by The South African Police Service Against the Bakwena Ba Mogopa Community Protesting at Glencore’s Rhovan Vanadium Mine

MACUA Denounces the Excessive Use of Violence by The South African Police Service Against the Bakwena Ba Mogopa Community Protesting at Glencore’s Rhovan Vanadium Mine FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE| 17 May 2024 This afternoon, the Bethanie SAPS in conjunction with the Public...

MACUA Stands in Solidarity With Bakwena Ba Magopa Community in Reclaiming Their Rights at Glencore’s Rhovan Vanadium Mine

MACUA Stands in Solidarity With Bakwena Ba Magopa Community in Reclaiming Their Rights at Glencore's Rhovan Vanadium Mine FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE |17 May 2024 The Mining Affected Communities United in Action (MACUA) firmly stands in solidarity with the Bakwena Ba Mogopa...

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.