What’s in the water?

What’s in the water?

BHP, the London-listed mining giant, released its half-year profit earnings this morning, on 19th February. Their net profit for June-December 2018 increased to $3.8 billion, up 90 percent from the last half of 2017. But it comes at a cost: clean water for...
FILM: Marikana's Precious Metal

FILM: Marikana's Precious Metal

Precious Metal: Marikana film released online 16 August marked the sixth anniversary of the Marikana Massacre in South Africa, when security forces opened fire on striking mine-workers in the most lethal use of force by the South African state since apartheid....
VIDEO: We demand justice for Marikana

VIDEO: We demand justice for Marikana

In March 2018, Community leader Thumeka Magwangqana, lawyer Andries Nkome and Reverend Johannes Seoka travelled to London to attend mining company Lonmin’s Annual general meeting, that was held on 15 March. In the AGM, they asked uncomfortable questions to the...
VIDEO: Resisting Mines and Money

VIDEO: Resisting Mines and Money

In November 2017, nearly 2,000 mining company representatives, investors and financiers met at London’s Mines and Money Conference. Deals struck here – with the help of the likes of Nigel Farage and Arron Banks – are fuelling projects around the planet that...
Review of Cerro Rico – The Silver Mountain

Review of Cerro Rico – The Silver Mountain

At the foot of the mountain called Cerro de Potosí (commonly called the Cerro Rico or rich mountain) is the Bolivian city of Potosí itself. The mountain has been mined for silver since the Spanish conquest in the 16th Century, Cerro Rico contained the world’s...