Fighting Corporate Impunity in South(ern) Africa

Apr 30, 2019, 10:17 AM
When Transnational Corporations violate the rights of people and communities, it can be almost impossible to hold them to account. That’s why TNI is a long term supporter of the process towards a United Nations Treaty on Transnational Corporations with regard to Human Rights.

This episode of the State of Power podcast outlines some of the violations against people and the environment, perpetrated by Transnational Corporations in South Africa: Cases such as the massacre of protesting miners at the Marikana mine in August 2012, and ongoing attempts to evict rural communities in Pondoland from their land to facilitate titanium mining serve to underline the need for a binding international legal mechanism.

The episode shows some of the efforts by local activists to hold perpetrators accountable, and briefly outlines the history of The Global Campaign to Reclaim Peoples Sovereignty, Dismantle Corporate Power and Stop Impunity.


  • Joseph Mathunjwa, President of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (AMCU)
  • Siyabonga Ndovela, Amadiba Crisis Committee
  • Brid Brennan, Transnational Institute, Global Campaign.