Stop SANRAL’s devastating Wild Coast toll road!

19 August 2016

Stop SANRAL’s devastating Wild Coast toll road!
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SANRAL has proposed the construction of a new toll road highway through the Wild Coast region of the Eastern Cape – a proposal that would have potentially disastrous effects on local communities and the environment.
The proposed road bisects the ancestral lands of the Amadiba people, the majority of whom are strongly opposed to the construction of the road. It will also assist the proposed Xolobeni sands titanium mining on the land. The road and mine have divided communities and left those whose lives will be affected by the highway and mine unable to assert their democratic rights to participate effectively in decision-making that impacts on their lives, or to protect themselves against powerful commercial interests that wish to exploit their ancestral lands.
“We fish and we eat eggs and chickens. We have cattle for weddings and traditional rituals. We have goats for ceremonies. We are not among the quoted one-out-of-four South Africans who go hungry to bed. We have a life here.” - Nonhle Mbuthuma, Community Leader, Amadiba Community

SANRAL is ignoring these voices and pushing ahead with construction– which is why this matter is now in the courts, and why we need your support!
The Sigidi and Mdatya Communities of the Amadiba area are engaged in a David and Goliath battle against a parastatal with seemingly unlimited resources for litigation – and we need your help to give these communities a fighting chance.
By supporting the Wild Coast Communities with a monthly donation to our litigation fund, no matter how small, you will be helping to fund our efforts to protect and advance the interests of the Amadiba Communities.
Together we can do so much!  Show your solidarity today! Donate here.

Read more about the case, and meet our amazing legal team, here.
For a look at the deeply troubling recent history of the Wild Coast, click here

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