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8 May 2017

South African banks fund mining projects in southern Africa that raise issues over social, environmental, human rights impacts, says new report

Southern Africa Resource Watch, in announcing its report, South African Banks Footprint in SADC Mining Projects, said:...

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2 September 2015

Africa: Academic urges economic justice actors to fight both illegal and licit financial flows, adopt more nuanced approach

Author: Patrick Bond, University of Kwazulu Natal in Pambazuka News (Africa)

'Retreat of foreign investment from Africa means less looting', 2 Sep 2015:…[A] Zimbabwe NGO conference…was dedicated to fighting illegal capital flight from across the African continent…[Will] the region’s…economic-justice NGOs take the next step and...

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16 April 2015

So. Africa: Foreign-owned shops targeted in new wave of violent, xenophobic attacks

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29 May 2013

First National Bank prevails in ‘racist practices’ case [So. Africa]

Author: Ernest Mabuza, BusinessDay (So. Africa)

First National Bank (FNB) is entitled to a punitive cost order against bond recalculator Emerald van Zyl, who made claims of racism against the bank, the North Gauteng High Court ruled...The court found that Mr van Zyl had shown a malicious disregard...

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1 July 2008

[PDF] Creating Value for All: Strategies for Doing Business with the Poor

Author: United Nations Development Programme

This report shows how entrepreneurs can serve the poor as clients and customers and can also include the poor as producers, employees and business owners. It gives many examples of firms that—by doing business with the poor—are generating profits,...

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1 July 2008
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Author: Programme des Nations Unies pour le développement

Ce rapport montre comment les entrepreneurs peuvent servir les populations pauvres en tant que clientes, mais aussi les intégrer en tant que producteurs, employés et chefs d’entreprise. Il donne des exemples de sociétés qui, en faisant affaire avec...

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1 July 2008
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13 June 2006

Firm responsibility for companies [So. Africa]

Author: Sanchia Temkin, Business Day [So. Africa]

Deloitte chairwoman Futhi Mtoba is a woman with a huge challenge on her hands. Recently appointed by United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Kofi Annan to the board of the UN Global Compact on corporate citizenship, she believes the increase in...

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9 August 2005

S. African business slowly wakes up to AIDS challenge [South Africa]

Author: Reuters

Several big firms, such as Eskom, De Beers, the world's biggest diamond producer, and miner Anglo American have in the past few years stepped up efforts to test their workers for HIV, and treat infected staff -- in a bid to save their bottom lines.....

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1 February 2005

Public-private partnerships 'have failed Africa's poor', especially in water & electricity provision

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