ACT Alliance Migration & Displacement Workshop

Men and the struggle for Gender Justice

Ubumbano Voice App Inspires Activists Formations

Advisory Group 16-17 October 2019

ACT Alliance is Alive and Well in Southern Africa

Sefikile Community Keeps Mining Company Accountable

by Amo Tshabalala

This story follows from last year’s article on Anglo Platinum Mine, now Siyanda Bakgatla, where we wrote about a billboard at the cemetery which stated “This Cemetery is Maintained by Anglo Platinum.”

We established that the mine had not maintained the cemetery until we took pictures and wrote a story on the state of the cemetery. The only time the village cemetery was kept was when the community hired and paid someone to do it.

At the meeting we agreed that the mine will reimburse the community for the expenses incurred. We are glad that the relations are good now; our expectation going forward is that we will not need to follow up to get the mine to do what they have committed to do.

Xenophobia or Afrophobia – Need for Urgent Action Against the Attacks on Foreign Nationals in South Africa

ACT Ubumbano network participants also actively engage with the Southern African People’s Solidarity Network (SAPSN), which has just concluded its People’s Summit parallel to the SADC Governmental Summit.