Nonhle Mbuthuma

Amadiba Crisis Committee of the Xolobeni community in Eastern Cape, South Africa (ACC) was formed in 2007 by the Amadiba community in response to the Xolobeni mine proposal by the Australian corporation Mineral Commodities. In the past few years, ACC has made great effort in appealing to Mineral Commodities and the South African government to redress the discrimination against the Amadiba residents in favour of the Xolobeni project. ACC’s major work is to keep the South African public and international investment community informed about a mining related conflict that is again trembling on the edge of a repeat of the human rights violations that occurred between 2003 and 2008, during the mining company and Xolobeni’s first attempt to obtain the manipulated consent of local residents to the award of mining rights.