News and Press Statements

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...

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 will be protesting against PPC Dwaalboom mine in Limpopo

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 11 March 2024 RE: MACUA will be protesting against PPC Dwaalboom mine in Limpopo The Mining Affected Communities United in Action’s (MACUA) Disake branch in the borderline of North West and Limpopo provinces, representing the communities of...

Meshack Mbangula’s speech at DMRE

Meshack Mbangula’s speech at DMRE

Poverty strips one of the legitimacy to call oneself a “human”. There isn’t anything worse than being poor or being Black in a capitalist society, now imagine being both. The relationship between business and human rights in South Africa is not a contemporary...

How social movements can challenge mining corporations?

How social movements can challenge mining corporations?

By Lindobuhle David Nene Mining corporations often neglect and disregard the environment of marginalised and mining-affected communities, and this leads to social unrest, loss of livelihoods and environmental deterioration. However, these communities have the...

Marginalized Affected Communities Summit Press Statement

ATTENTION TO MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA The Mining Affected Communities United in Action (MACUA) is hosting its first inaugural summit to be attended by 300 community representatives from across South Africa. This Summit for and by grassroots communities is the first of its...

RE: PUBLIC HEARINGS ON THE ELECTRICITY REGULATION AMENDMENT BILL

RE: PUBLIC HEARINGS ON THE ELECTRICITY REGULATION AMENDMENT BILL

Dear Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Mineral Resources and Energy, RE: PUBLIC HEARINGS ON THE ELECTRICITY REGULATION AMENDMENT BILL   We are writing to address a matter of utmost importance regarding the short time frame given to communities and the...

Mining Affected Communities United in Action calls for immediate intervention from Gold One Mine, Department of Mineral Resources and Energy, and labour unions to ensure safe returns of Gold One Mine employees and their concerns be addressed.

For Immediate Release PRESS STATEMENT To all Media Editors, Journalists and News Outlets  RE: Mining Affected Communities United in Action calls for immediate intervention from Gold One Mine, Department of Mineral Resources and Energy, and labour unions to ensure...