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The Mining and Environmental Justice Community Network of South Africa (MEJCON-SA) is a network of communities, community-based organisations and community members whose environmental and human rights are affected, directly or indirectly, by mining and mining-related activities.

MEJCON-SA’s Constitution provides that it has the following objectives:

  1. to promote and defend the environmental and human rights of communities both directly and indirectly affected by mining; and to ensure the sustainable use of mineral resources;
  2. to train, develop and capacitate community members;
  3. to access information including information about mining, law, rights, processes and impacts and to share and distribute that information amongst affected communities;
  4. to support and assist community champions, community organisations and the members of both directly and indirectly affected communities; and
  5. to engage all relevant roleplayers including government at local, provincial and national level, industry, civil society organisations, non-governmental organisations, traditional authorities and the institutions created in terms of chapter 9 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa Act 108 of 1996.

Since its constitution on 17 October 2012, MEJCON-SA’s membership has grown to more than 300 members. Members of MEJCON-SA include representatives of various community-based and civil-society organisations throughout South Africa.

Steering Committee

Steering Committee

Elton Thobejane – Chairperson (Sekhukhune)
Margarate Molomo – Deputy Chairperson (Mokopane, Limpopo)
Khethiwe Shongwe – Secretary (Madadeni, Mpumalanga, Limpopo)
Andries Mocheko – Deputy Secretary (Lephalale, Limpopo)
Dawid Markus – Treasurer (Honderklip Bay, Northern Cape)
Siboniso Dlamini – General Member (Middelburg, Mpumalanga)
Tiny Dlamini – General Member (Snake Park, Gauteng)


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  • Telephone:+27 21 447 1647
  • Fax:+27 86 730 9098
  • MEJCON-SA c/o Centre for Environmental Rights, Second Floor, Springtime Studios, 1 Scott Road, Observatory, 7925, Cape Town