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3 September 2009

Thales SA and DRD Gold Limited to be reinstated in the Government Pension Fund – Global’s portfolio

Author: Norwegian Government

On the basis of the Council on Ethics’ recommendation, the Ministry of Finance has decided to reverse its previous decisions to exclude the companies Thales SA and DRD Gold Limited from the investment universe of the Government Pension Fund – Global....

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10 September 2008

SAfrica's NUM says worker killed at Angloplat mine

Author: Muchena Zigomo, Reuters

South Africa's National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) said on Wednesday a worker had been killed at Anglo Platinum's Lebowa platinum mine. Anglo Platinum spokesman Simon Tebele said the worker had been killed by a scrapper winch on Wednesday afternoon.....

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20 February 2008

Mine rejects 'racist claims' [So. Africa]

Author: South African Press Association

DRGold has denied claims...that intolerant racist behaviour is being practiced at the company's Blyvooruitzicht mine. In a statement released by Cosatu on Tuesday, the union alleged that Blyvoor mine management practiced racism towards employees...NUM...

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20 August 2007

Poisoned by mines [So. Africa]

Author: Joel Avni, Sowetan [So. Africa]

A directive issued to farmers by Harmony Gold Mining company on July 16 warns that the National Nuclear Regulator has issued a directive prohibiting the use of water from the spruit for agricultural purposes... The National Nuclear Regulator recently...

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25 June 2007

[PDF] full report: "The Policy Gap: A review of the corporate social responsibility programmes of the platinum mining industry in the North West Province" [So. Africa]

Author: Bench Marks Foundation for Southern Africa for Corporate Social Responsibility

The research that follows would suggest that corporate social responsibility should extent beyond labour rights and environmental concerns, to include communities directly and indirectly affected by massive corporate operations such as mining... To a...

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13 April 2007
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Author: AFP

L'opulente Norvège va durcir les lignes éthiques régissant les placements de son fonds de pension public... [Le] fonds ne peut être placé dans les fabricants d'armes "particulièrement inhumaines"...et dans les groupes coupables de violer les droits de...

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11 April 2007

Mining company excluded from the investment universe of the Norwegian Government Pension Fund - Global

Author: Norwegian Ministry of Finance

The Ministry of Finance has excluded the South-African company DRD Gold Limited from the investment universe of the Norwegian Government Pension Fund – Global, based on a recommendation from the Council on Ethics for the Fund. According to the Council...

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10 April 2007

Emperor accused of human rights violation in Fiji

Author: Mining Journal

Australian mining company, Emperor Mines Ltd [part of DRD Gold], has been accused of long-standing human rights violations at its former Vatukoula gold mine, Australian press reported. The Fiji Human Rights Commission (FHRC) is investigating...

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26 August 2006

Norway's "oil fund" excludes investment in DRDGold due to environmental impacts in Papua New Guinea, Fiji

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26 August 2006

[PDF] Recommendation of 24 August 2006

Author: Council on Ethics for the Government Pension Fund [Norway]

DRD Gold has been accused of causing severe environmental damage and of contributing to serious health damage in connection with its mining operations in Papua New Guinea and Fiji...In accordance with the Guidelines, point 4.5, the Council has...

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