"Are mining profits ethically earned?" - asks John Capel about Africa's mining industry [2012]

Author: compiled by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Published on: 21 February 2012

On 8 February 2012 John Capel, executive director of Bench Marks Foundation & Alternative Mining Indaba wrote an article entitled: "Are mining profits ethically earned?" (published in the Independent Online [So. Africa]). This article raises serious concerns about the impact of mining on communities in Africa and on development in general. It also contained criticisms of the official African Mining Indaba conference. [includes responses from Barrick Gold, Glencore, Mining Indaba LLC (organisers of the African Mining Indaba). AngloGold Ashanti declined to respond.]

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