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CER to resist attempts by Australian mining company to intimidate attorneys and activists

A subsidiary of Australian mining company Mineral Commodities Limited (MRC), known for its controversial attempts to mine mineral sands at Xolobeni on the Wild Coast, has sued two Centre for Environmental Rights (CER) attorneys for defamation, claiming R500 000 in damages. One of the major investors in MRC is UK property magnate Graham Edwards.

Life after the closure of Rössing Uranium

Rössing Uranium, the world’s largest open pit uranium mine – which also happens to have been in operation for the longest period – is scheduled to cease operations in 2025. However, this does not mean Rio Tinto, the majority shareholder in Rössing Uranium, is done with Namibia. Rio Tinto is looking to a new investment in the mining sector, specifically mining copper in the two Kavango regions.

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