Nothing About Us, Without Us!

MINING AFFECTED COMMUNITIES UNITED IN ACTION

MACUA is Non-governmental, community-based, united front of mining-affected communities formed in response to the need to protect the integrity and interests of the people impacted by mining.

Nothing About Us, Without Us!

MINING AFFECTED COMMUNITIES UNITED IN ACTION

MACUA is Non-governmental, community-based, united front of mining-affected communities formed in response to the need to protect the integrity and interests of the people impacted by mining.

Nothing About Us, Without Us!

MINING AFFECTED COMMUNITIES UNITED IN ACTION

MACUA is Non-governmental, community-based, united front of mining-affected communities formed in response to the need to protect the integrity and interests of the people impacted by mining.

Nothing About Us, Without Us!

MINING AFFECTED COMMUNITIES UNITED IN ACTION

MACUA is Non-governmental, community-based, united front of mining-affected communities formed in response to the need to protect the integrity and interests of the people impacted by mining.

Nothing About Us, Without Us!

MINING AFFECTED COMMUNITIES UNITED IN ACTION

MACUA is Non-governmental, community-based, united front of mining-affected communities formed in response to the need to protect the integrity and interests of the people impacted by mining.

ABOUT MACUA

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vision & Mission

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Aims & Ojectives

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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.

Today we are having a strategic meeting to strengthen our capacity in resource mobilization through activism reflecting on the history and future of movement. @CALS_ZA @CitizenJusticeN
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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.

SUBMISSIONS ON THE DRAFT ARTISANAL AND SMALL -SCALE MINING POLICY 2021

Preamble: Mining Affected Communities United in Action (MACUA) and Women Affected by Mining United in Action (WAMUA) are fraternal organisations formed in response to the need to protect the integrity and interests of the people impacted by mining. MACUA and WAMUA...

RE: Mononono Community left with no choice but to embark on rolling protests as DMRE fails to uphold the law

The community of Mononono in the North West, have last night embarked on a rolling protest in which they have vowed to occupy the area currently illegally occupied by Ikwezi Vanadium mine to highlight the ongoing dereliction of duty by the DMRE and the injustice of a...

MACUA Joins the Application to review the Mining Right issued irregularly to Tendele Coal Mining and condemns Tendele’s continued efforts to instigate violence in the community

MACUA has been informed that on 10 March 2021, Tendele Coal Mining advised the Honourable Ms. Justice Kubushi that it concedes the merits of the review application instituted by the Mfolozi Community Environmental Justice Organisation (“MCEJO”) in the Gauteng Division...

RE: MACUA & WAMUA Condemn State Violence against the marginalised and vulnerable.

The violent shooting in Braamfontein yesterday in which a Father of 3 was brutally killed at the hands of state sponsored violence against members of the public is yet another example of the type of violence faced by mining affected communities every day. The daily...

RE: MACUA & WAMUA Call on President Cyril Ramaphosa to reverse his embrace of big business and to ensure that mining communities are ensured the rights set out in our constitution.

President Cyril Ramaphosa will once again stand before the nation, making big promises which will inevitably benefit the minority politically connected politicians and businesses. The President has built up a history of standing at the podium making grand claims but...