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Anglo American makes yet another threat

Published by MAC on 2007-03-09

Anglo American makes yet another threat

9th March 2007

Yet another move by Anglo American's platinum mining subsidiary is being challenged by communities already profoundly affected by the company's undemocratic and aggressive actions.

Now, the company is planning to bus children from Mohlolho to schools at outlying farms, even though community members are refusing to move from their tribal territory, and Anglo American has refused to negotiate with them.

The following letter was sent by the communities' lawyer last week to the MEC for Education Limpopo, advising that urgent High Court Proceedings will be initiated if schools in Mapela are relocated at the behest of Anglo Platinum.

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