IANRA WEEK OF ACTION 25-31 March 2012: WITHOUT JUST AND EFFECTIVE LAWS, LEAVE OUR NATURAL RESOURCES ALONE!
During the week of 25 to 31 March 2012, IANRA members, networks, communities and partners in Angola, DRC, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Netherlands, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe say:
Without just and effective laws, leave our natural resources alone!
IANRA member and partner civil society organisations, including community-based organisations, comprise thousands of people in Africa affected by natural resources, including land, water, mining, forestry, and fisheries.
Planned Activities, updated 23 March 2012
- Workshop with civil society on land rights issues in Angola, which is the beginning of a land rights projects and research work for IANRA in Angola.
Democratic Republic of Congo
- Look out for Television spots on extractive industries in DRC.
- Plans are underway to hold a workshop to disseminate information regarding communities that are protesting their relocation situation by coal mining company Vale from Brazil.
- Northern Cape Province – radio station campaign to raise awareness about communities affected by asbestos
- Gauteng Province – picket protests of communities affected by gold and uranium mining
- Limpopo Province – picket protests of communities affected by platinum mining
- North West Province – picket protests of communities affected by platinum (Rustenburg) and uranium mining (town: Klerksdorp/Dominionville)
- Free State Province – picket protests of communities affected by gold mining
- Eastern Cape Province – pickets of ex-mine workers affected by lung diseases as ex-gold mine workers
- Mpumalanga Province – picket protests of communities affected by coal mining.
- Community sensitisation activities in Mufulira, Luanshya and Chingola Districts of the Copper Belt, with identification of action points, and follow up meetings with parliamentarians and local councillors for advocacy on action points.
- Visit to area where Mopani Copper Mines and BP Zambia have been dumping waste leading to pollution and land degradation. The land is no longer able to sustain the livelihoods which support the communities and community members have developed health complications.
- IANRA members and communities are participating in an exchange visit with organisations from Latin America, including the countries of Chile, Colombia, and Peru.
- KENRA is organising Pickets and other activities with partners and members around Kenya on natural resource justice issues as a follow up to activities they held in late February 2012.
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