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For someone who has written a book titled "The Promise of Justice", yesterday was a wonderful day to spend in the North Gauteng High Court. I was there be the eyes and ears of Sinegugu Zukulu, with whom I have been working for over a decade to support the Amadiba coastal community in their struggle to save his ancestral lands from unjust developments; viz the mining of the coastal dunes of the Pondoland Wild Coast, and plans by SANRAL to re-route the N2 along a new greenfields section that will pass though his maizefields and grazing land, and destroy wetlands that he cherishes. The Xolobeni Mining Rights battle has all but been won:  the Australian mining company has disinvested (or so they say), and Minister Zwane has declared an 18 month moratorium on mining activity, (which is hardly reassuring. We had argued that he should have extended that to 600 months – fifty years, in keeping with the biblical teaching on the Jubilee, which was to promote restorative justice, cancellation ...

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