South African activist killed as contentious coal mine seeks to expand

On Oct. 22, four gunmen shot and killed anti-mining activist Fikile Ntshangase in her home in South Africa‚Äôs KwaZulu-Natal province. The murder points to escalating pressure on communities across South Africa to accept environmentally damaging mining operations on their land. Ntshangase, 65, was a leading member of the Mfolozi Community Environmental Justice Organisation (MCEJO), which … Continue reading South African activist killed as contentious coal mine seeks to expand