Community leader

Nonhle Mbuthuma

“I live in paradise and it’s a paradise I want my children to inherit one day. We are not against development, but we have the right to have a say in what kind of development takes place. Open-cast mining will destroy our area, our heritage and our sense of identity.”

Nonhle Mbuthuma is a community leader and activist from Sigidi, Pondoland, who is working with her community to prevent mining companies from exploiting their area, destroying their local environment and harming their way of life.