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De Beers is jointly owned by Anglo American, Central Holdings (which represents the Oppenheimer family) and the Government of Botswana.

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2 September 2014

So. Africa: "Rough and Polished" report alleges tax avoidance by diamond mining companies; De Beers denies claim

A recent study, “Rough and polished: a case study of the diamond pricing and valuation system”, has found that “…South Africa’s diamond industry is benefitting from royalty and export tax structures riddled with loopholes, shortchanging citizens of...

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3 February 2014

Africa: Oxfam's paper highlights emerging standards for Free, Prior & Informed Consent for extractive industry projects

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3 February 2014

Free, Prior, and Informed Consent in Africa

Author: Oxfam America

This research backgrounder provides an overview of global policies and standards pertaining to Free Prior Informed Consent (FPIC) relevant to the African context. The policies and standards highlighted in the report attest to a growing recognition of...

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21 December 2013

Kimberley’s Illicit Process

Author: Khadija Sharife & John Grobler, World Policy Journal

Omega’s illegal diamond trade linked countries in central Africa to Omega subsidiaries in Dubai and...Antwerp...Omega would purchase diamonds of questionable origin for little to no money in Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Zimbabwe. They...

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28 November 2013

The Jewellery Industry Needs a Gold Standard to Protect Workers from Abuse

Author: Juliane Kippenberg, Human Rights Watch, in International Business Times

A new standard [by the Responsible Jewellery Council] has just been introduced for companies in the jewellery supply chain with rules on labour rights, indigenous people's rights, the environment, and how to ensure that materials used aren't produced...

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1 November 2013

IPIS releases report on development, strengths & weaknesses of Kimberley Process Certification Scheme

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1 November 2013

[PDF] IPIS Insights: Kimberley Process: observations from the sidelines. Part I

Author: Fiona Southward, International Peace Information Service (IPIS)

Ten years after the launch of the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme (KPCS) this paper is the first in a two part series providing an overview of where the Kimberley Process (KP) and international efforts to combat the trade in conflict diamonds...

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3 October 2013

Goodbye London, hello Gaborone: De Beers sales head to Africa

Author: Clara Ferreira-Marques, Reuters

[T]his week's sight is De Beers' last in London. From now on, the action will be in Gaborone…capital of Botswana…The 2011 decision to move…will shift more than $6 billion of annual rough diamond sales from an international financial center to a...

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20 June 2013

Case profile: Apartheid reparations lawsuits (re So. Africa)

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

[Business & Human Rights Resource Centre case profile for lawsuit against 20 banks and corporations regarding reparations for alleged complicity of the defendants in abuses committed by the South African Apartheid regime.]

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17 May 2013

New report published by Indigenous Peoples Links on free prior and informed consent & mining industry

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