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So. Africa: Security guards dismissed by Securitas during student protests in 2016 at UWC protest against dismissal; say students forced them to leave and not report for work
Author: Ashleigh Furlong, Ground Up (South Africa)
"Dismissed security guards demonstrate outside UWC", 14 March 2017...
- Related companies: Securitas
So. Africa: DRDGold mine directors face $770 000 fine and jail term for failure to rehabilitate closed mine
Author: Sheree Bega, Saturday Star (South Africa)
"Mining directors face R10m fine, jail time for pollution", 11 March 2017...
- Related companies: DRDGold
Author: Human Rights Watch
.. Der diesjährige G20-Gipfel und das ihm vorausgehende Treffen der Arbeitsminister sind wichtige Gelegenheiten, das politische Bekenntnis der G20-Staaten zum Schutz der Menschenrechte innerhalb der globalen Lieferketten zu untermauern. Wir [Human...
So. Africa: NGO lodges urgent court application on safeguarding of social grants beneficiaries; says Cash Paymaster Services has previously exploited the system & beneficiaries
The Black Sash Trust, represented by the Centre for Applied Legal Studies (CALS) lodged an urgent application with the Constitutional Court, asking the court to, among other things, have oversight of a new agreement between South African Social...
Proposed businesses & human rights treaty could be used to establish binding obligations on states to reform intl. investment agreements, says academic
So. Africa: 14 suspected illegal miners killed; police say "mass killing could be linked to rival gangs involved in illegal mining"
Author: Victor Magwedze & Tara Penny, EyeWitness News (South Africa)
"Police find bodies of 8 more murdered illegal miners", 6 March 2017...
So. Africa: NGOs take minister & Exxaro to court over proposed coal-fired plant; judgement reserved in country's first climate change case
Author: BizCommunity (South Africa)
"Judgement reserved in Thabametsi climate case", 6 March 2017...
- Related companies: Exxaro
Commentary: Intl. investment treaties must balance foreign investment protection with human rights interests
Author: Julia Cruz, Harvard Law School on Due Process of Law Foundation Blog
"Putting the pieces together: human rights and investment law", 28 Feb 2017...
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So. Africa: Five-year-old boy falls into disused mine shaft; community members protest against non rehabilitation of the mine shaft
Author: Pelane Phakgadi, EyeWitness News (South Africa)
"Rescue bid underway for boy (5) in Boksburg mineshaft", 27 Feb 2017 ...