Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Stop mining of the Xolobeni beaches in the Transkei Petition

Please go to this site and sign the Xolobeni mining petition:

Stop mining of the Xolobeni beaches in the Transkei Petition: "The Department of Minerals and Energy has announced that it intends awarding a mining licence to Australian mining company MRC on 31 October 2008 to mine the Kwanyana Block of the Amadiba Tribal Administrative Area, on the Pondoland Wild Coast. This announcement has been made before the SA Human Rights Commission has completed its investigation into human rights violations lodged by local residents allegedly perpetrated by agents of MRC."

3 comments:

Bendigo said...

Signing this petition means that you are helping to make thousands of people unemployed and depriving them of any chance of a a good future so that you can enjoy white sandy beaches at the expense of many families living under the poverty line. But at least you can now tan in peace on a beach that you will only go to 3 times in your lifetime. How many of you actually have been to this beach. How many of you know what it is like to live under the poverty line and not be able to feed your kids because you don't have a job.

Bendigo said...

Signing this petition means that you are helping to make thousands of people unemployed and depriving them of any chance of a a good future so that you can enjoy white sandy beaches at the expense of many families living under the poverty line. But at least you can now tan in peace on a beach that you will only go to 3 times in your lifetime. How many of you actually have been to this beach. How many of you know what it is like to live under the poverty line and not be able to feed your kids because you don't have a job.

Graham said...

Bendigo - what kind of fantasy world are you living in? How about we go mine Ayers rock or the Great Barrier Reef?

After you're done destroying all the pristine beauty of the planet, may be then you will miss it!

And since when did a particular mining operation help anyone but the billionaires? All the real money is going to an Australian corporate bank account, and a fat kickback for the minister of minerals and energy.

Ask the local black South Africans in Johannesburg how mining has worked out for them and their tribes.

The rural community there is surviving, though poor. Mining will only destroy the community completely.

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