Communities in the Transkei Wildcoast’s Xolobeni area have successfully pressured the government to halt mining operations in the area. This victory was marked by Minerals Minister Susan Shabangu’s landmark decision to withdraw the right to mine on the Kwanyana Block at Xolobeni from two mining companies.
Although the companies involved are Australian (Mineral Resources Commodities), with a South African subsidiary (Transworld Energy and Mineral Resources), Transworld has a registered office in Fleet Street, London.