The End of Decentralised Despotism?

The Implications of the Malendu Constitutional Court Judgement for the “Right to Say No” to Mining.


Programme Manager Labour Relations and Economy

The South African Constitutional Court delivered a ground-breaking judgment which will have wide-implications for mining affected communities and their “right to say no”. By reaffirming the importance of informal land rights, the court has set a precedent that will change power dynamics between communities, traditional leaders and trans-national mining corporations.

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Image: © Thom Pierce. Luleka Funwa from the Postcards from Xolobeni series. All rights reserved, used with permission.
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