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Sand mining plans dog Xolobeni

Since 2006, people in Xolobeni have waged a struggle over plans for heavy minerals mining, reports Shona Aylward in this three part series first published by South Coast Herald.  

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The ties that bind: land and loyalty

Loyalty to the land runs deep among Pondo,  Shona Aylward reports in the final instalment of her look into Xolobeni and the mining saga.

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‘Mining Xolobeni like putting jackal with the goats’

Plans to mine Xolobeni continue to face  stiff opposition from residents, reports Shona Aylward, in this the second of a three-part series on the area.

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Sowing dissent: Pondoland pain over mining plan

In this, the first of a three part series on Xolobeni, journalist Shona Aylward looks at the struggle over proposed heavy minerals on the Wild Coast. 

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Destiny is in the sands for proud Pondos

Starry, starry fight American journalism intern Luke Riley muses on southern skies, a patch of land beneath it, and the fight for its future