Mineral Sands Resources has prevented legal action, at least for now, over its West Coast operations. By John Yeld for Ground Up. https://www.groundup.org.za/ Researchers from the One Ocean Hub at the University of Cape Town and a GIS expert have produced this map of the plethora of prospecting and mining applications on the west coast. Australian company Mineral Sands Resources (MSR) has agreed to take measures to improve the environmental impact of its West Coast operation.
Words by Steve Pike and Jacque Smit. Protect the West Coast recently travelled up the West Coast for a special film tour of their film Ours, Not Mine, to help communities understand how to deal with heavy mineral sand mining that threatens the land and their livelihoods. Watch the film HERE For a week between 27 May and 3 June, members of PTWC travelled 800km along a mine-scarred coastline with a bakkie load of screening and audio visual gear to screen the film, which recentl
By Steve Pike and Damien Schumann. After five incredible ‘chapters’ by the RunWest project, who have been trail running down the West Coast to highlight poor or illegal mining practices, the final Chapter 6 will start at Melkbos and end at Cape Point this weekend 24-26 June. Sign-up to join us for Chapter 6 HERE. Chapter 6 breakdown: Day 1 - Melkbosstrand - Bakoven 46km Start at 7am at the NSRI building in Melkbos Aid station located at Milnerton river mouth car park Run ends