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Australian mining executive Mark Caruso, in the snake-skin boots, at a community meeting in Lutzville in February 2019. Archive photo: John Yeld
Aussie mining company fires Mark Caruso as CEOArticle

Australian venture capitalist Mark Caruso, who is suing six South Africans for alleged defamation relating to his mining interests in the country, has been fired...

6 Apr 2021

High Court recognises abuse in Slapp suit
High Court recognises abuse in Slapp suitArticle

A recent High Court judgment confirmed the importance of public dialogue and debate in a healthy democracy...

Odette Geldenhuys 15 Feb 2021

The judgement this week by Western Cape Deputy Judge President Patricia Goliath is a reminder to corporations that they cannot use the law to silence activists, says the writer. Illustration: Lisa Nelson
Slapp-ing back: Court checks corporate bullyingArticle

On 9 February 2021, the Western Cape High Court delivered an important judgement for all activists and NGOs who find themselves on the receiving end of powerful corporations trying to throw their weight around...

11 Feb 2021

R14m defamation case between Australian miners and critics will make legal history
R14m defamation case between Australian miners and critics will make legal historyArticle

South African legal history will be made in the Cape High Court on Tuesday [today] where the first part of novel litigation involving a R14.25m defamation suit by mining interests against activists has been set down for hearing. The defendants argue that it is a 'SLAPP' suit...

John Yeld 9 Jun 2020

Freedom of expression under threat, new campaign warns
Freedom of expression under threat, new campaign warnsArticle

South Africa's hard-won constitutional rights to freedom of expression and of legitimate political protest are under mounting pressure from both the state and private companies...

John Yeld 29 May 2019

State drops sloppy attempt at 'SLAPP' suit
State drops sloppy attempt at 'SLAPP' suitArticle

Charges against prominent public interest lawyer Richard Spoor have been withdrawn...

John Yeld 28 Mar 2019

Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe talks to protesters through the locked gates of the Uitkyk Community Hall in Lutzville on Friday. Photo: John Yeld
"Wake up and smell the coffee!" Mantashe tells Australian mining companyArticle

Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe has delivered a tough message to the controversial Australian mining company that owns and operates Tormin, a highly profitable mineral sands mine on the West Coast...

John Yeld 12 Feb 2019

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