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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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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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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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Article
7 April 2017

NGOs petition Australia's export credit agency over funding controversial new coal mine in South Africa; say doing so would impact negatively on climate change

Author: Naaman Zhou, The Guardian (UK)

"Don't fund coal mine, activists plead with Australian export credit agency", 6 April 2017...

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27 March 2017

So. Africa: NGO says working with widows of Marikana massacre to tell their own story; says official account insulated Lonmin and govt. from accountability

Author: Keaton Allen-Gessesse, SERI litigation volunteer and Harvard Public Service Venture Fellow (USA)

"Who owns the story of South Africa’s Marikana massacre?", 22 March 2017...

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27 March 2017

So.Africa: NGOs say very pleased with court decision recognising the significant climate change impacts of proposed new coal-fired station; urge minister to ensure full climate change impact assessment is done

Author: Milissa Reitz, Business Live (South Africa)

"Court pours water on coal-fired power station plan", 13 March 2017...

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27 March 2017

2017 Corporate Accountability Index evaluates 22 companies on their commitments to freedom of expression & privacy

Author: Ranking Digital Rights

"Ranking Digital Rights Corporate Accountability Index", 23 Mar 2017...

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