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South Africa

12th March 2013

A Landmark Victory for Justice – ‘The Biowatch Case’ laid bare in new book

Last Tuesday evening our long-standing South African partner Biowatch celebrated the launch of a new book capturing the highs, the lows and the real inside story of an all-consuming, decade… Read More

29th November 2012

Open letter to the Coal of Africa AGM – Coal mining must stop

Open letter from Dzomo la Mupo to attendees of the Coal of Africa Ltd AGM, 2012 Dzomo la Mupo (a community organisation from Venda, South Africa which is made up of community… Read More

31st October 2012

Venda community celebrate Cultural Bio-diversity and Sacred Natural Sites at one-off event

Gaia partner The Mupo Foundation and community based organisation Dzomo la Mupo (Voices of the Earth) held a unique event in October in celebration of Venda heritage and cultural traditions…. Read More

6th July 2012

Opposition to coal mining in Limpopo, South Africa is mounting…

In critically water-scarce Limpopo Province in northern South Africa, support for coal mining is fast drying up. The Gaia Foundation has been supporting the people of Venda, who are opposing… Read More

4th May 2012

No to CoAL! Video from Water Open Day

The mining corporation Coal of Africa Ltd (CoAL) continues to push forward with plans to open a coking coal mine in the Venda region of South Africa, here we share… Read More

27th January 2012

Gift A Tree to the Rainmakers!

We reached our target!! Thanks to your generous support we raised £5000 in 50 days to cover the cost of planting 2,500 indigenous trees in Venda’s sacred forests.  The custodians… Read More

13th December 2011

CoAL out of Africa!

Civil society groups demand global corporations reconsider investment in Coal of Africa mining project, South Africa. Today, civil society groups and community members from the Limpopo Province of South Africa… Read More

7th September 2011

Biowatch takes on corporate monopoly in the seed sector

In landmark ruling, NGOs intervene at South Africa’s Competition Tribunal to avoid takeover of South Africa’s seed industry. Biowatch was notified on Friday 20th August that it has been granted… Read More