Debswana (joint venture De Beers & Botswana Govt.)

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19 September 2016

Botswana: NGOs say De Beers, govt. and ruling party in "opaque" dealings that fuel tax evasion by the conglomerate - includes company responce

The Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA), Southern Africa Resource Watch (SARW), and the African Network of Centers for Investigative Reporting (ANCIR) produced a research report; "Botswana's Diamond Deception). The report says critical...

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18 September 2016

De Beers Response

Author: De Beers group

De Beers Group publishes detailed financial information about Debswana both at the full year and half year via Anglo American plc, De Beers’ parent company. This includes production volume (split by mine), price per carat, unit cost...available on...

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29 June 2016
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Author: Laure Broulard, RFI

"Marché du diamant: quelles retombées économiques pour les pays africains?", 29 juin 2016...

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24 April 2014

Diamond firms told of their fate [Zimbabwe]

Author: Tendayi Mugabe, Herald (Zimbabwe)

Government has formally informed diamond companies in Marange that only one or two..will be left to mine, after they failed to properly account for revenue...from their operations...The remaining...firms will operate as joint ventures with Government....

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3 October 2013

Goodbye London, hello Gaborone: De Beers sales head to Africa

Author: Clara Ferreira-Marques, Reuters

[T]his week's sight is De Beers' last in London. From now on, the action will be in Gaborone…capital of Botswana…The 2011 decision to move…will shift more than $6 billion of annual rough diamond sales from an international financial center to a...

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21 December 2012

Responsible mining: can it work?

Author: Lauren McMenemy, Guardian Sustainable Business [UK]

Despite the important role the products of mining play in helping us live our everyday lives, the industry's impact on the environment and local communities is often far from positive. So what is the industry doing to make it better? Guardian...

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7 December 2012

Guardian hosts live panel discussion on responsible mining (13 Dec, 2-4pm GMT)

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8 December 2010

Report examines role of business-driven partnerships in addressing sustainable development in Africa - includes case studies

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8 December 2010

[PDF] Full report: "Business Partnerships for Development in Africa"

Author: Business Action for Africa & Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School

...Business Action for Africa’s 2010 Report...examines how business-driven partnerships are addressing Africa’s development challenges in new and innovative ways… creating new frontiers for sustainable development and growth on the continent...the...

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1 August 2009

[PDF] Dilemma: HIV/AIDS, health, privacy and non-discrimination

Author: UN Global Compact, Maplecroft

When operating in countries with a high prevalence of HIV/AIDS and poor health care systems, how does business respect the right to privacy and ensure non-discrimination against employees when implementing an effective and responsible disease...

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