Xolobeni and the Violence of ‘Development’

Screening and panel discussion hosted by Environmental Humanities South.
Poster - Xolobeni
For over a decade, members of the Amadiba community in Xolobeni have expressed their opposition to mining titanium on the sand dunes of Pondoland, on the Wild Coast of South Africa. This community is also opposing the extension on the N2 toll highway that will be required to transport the minerals from this remote rural area.

In screening ‘The Shore Break’ documentary, we hope to open a conversation about how to think beyond the language of ‘development’, with its many binaries and trade-offs. How to listen to those affected? How to engage without imposing? How to imbue political voice? How to overcome the binary language of development discourse, which is framed as for or against, either/or, mining versus ecotourism?

http://www.groundup.org.za/topic/xolobeni/

http://www.groundup.org.za/article/xolobeni-marikana-we-see-consequences-impunity/

http://www.groundup.org.za/article/rural-south-africa-precipice/

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About hedley1980

i was born 24 february 1980 in johannesburg i found myself in a situation
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