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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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Report
7 May 2017

So. Africa: Mineral Governance Barometer for Southern Africa launched; pilot study reviews mining regulations in 10 countries

Author: Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa & Southern Africa Resource Watch (South Africa)

This pilot study provides a barometer of mineral governance in ten Southern African countries: Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The barometer takes...

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7 May 2017
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Author: CIDSE

"Menschenrechte in der Handel- und Investitionspolitik: Potentiale eines UN-Menschenrechtsabkomments zu transnationalen Konzernen und anderen Unternehmen", 20 Apr 2017...

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Report
7 May 2017

So. Africa: Social & Labour Plans system needs "a radical overhaul" to accord workers in mining companies and host communities a central role, says report

Author: Centre for Applied Legal Studies, Univ. of the Witwatersrand (South Africa

[Original publication date: March 2017]...

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6 May 2017

So. Africa: MRC subsidiary sues two NGO attorneys and a community activist for alleged defamation: NGO says will resist attempts by the company to intimidate them

Author: Centre for Environmental Rights (South Africa)

"CER to resist attempts by Australian mining company to intimidate attorneys and activists", 5 May 2017...

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Company response
28 April 2017

Investec Response

Author: Investec (South Africa)

Some of the deals mentioned in this report are more than 10 years old. We believe that the commitment as a banking sector to adhering to ESG principles in general has been greatly improved over the past decade. Furthermore, there is a sector...

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Company response
28 April 2017

Standard Bank response

Author: Standard Bank (South Africa)

In general, it is a well-balanced report, but we question some of the results and the conclusion. The results based analysis is based on exceptions, rather than the norm. From this, conclusions are then drawn around implementation. This demonstrates a...

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Article
24 April 2017

So. Africa: Kumba Iron Ore to begin mediated talks with community over relocation; company demands $120 000 from residents who are refusing to relocate

Author: Natalie Pertsovsky, East African Business News

"South Africa: Mining Company to Begin Mediation Talks With Northern Cape Community", 24 April 2017...

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24 April 2017
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Mit der deutschen Übernahme der G20-Präsidentschaft im Dezember 2016 und dem in Hamburg am 7. und 8. Juli 2017 stattfindenden Gipfeltreffen wird der Gruppe in Deutschland dieses Jahr besondere Aufmerksamkeit gewidmet. Vor dem Hintergrund der UN 2030...

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Report
19 April 2017

Corporate Legal Accountability Annual Briefing - Corporate impunity is common & remedy for victims is rare

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

This year’s Annual Briefing highlights the rising impunity of companies’ involvement in human rights abuse...Unscrupulous companies are increasingly targeting activists, using the justice system to hold them accountable, with repression and lawsuits. ...

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