Nearly four months after a proposed coal mine expansion culminated in the murder of a 65-year old community activist,  the fortunes of Petmin’s Tendele coal mine appear to be turning for the better. 

After months of “detailed consultation”, Tendele announced it had this week signed a peace accord with stakeholders. The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) has also dismissed a case brought against the mine by community and environmental activist groups that alleged operations continued without the requisite authorisation and wanted mining activity to cease. ..

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