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6 Feb 2015

Business & Human Rights Resource Centre

NGO report examines the human rights impacts of southern Africa’s extractive sector

'Business unusual: Mining in the aftermath of Marikana - the human rights impacts of southern Africa’s extractive sector', Feb 2015: Mining is central to the economies of southern Africa…But there is so much more that this wealth-generating industry could be doing with the right policies, incentives and regulation. As government officials, mining executives and civil society prepare for the annual Investing in African Mining Indaba (Cape Town, 9-12 February), this briefing [by Business & Human Rights Resource Centre] deliberately focuses on challenges to the industry…What lessons can companies learn, what best practices can they emulate to protect and promote human rights, and to mitigate the risks they face, such as opposition from communities, labour unrest, stricter regulatory environments, adverse court decisions and reputational damage?...
[refers to Anglo American, AngloGold Ashanti, Anhui Foreign Economic Construction, ArcelorMittal, Collum Coal Mining, De Beers, ENRC, Glencore, Gold Fields, Harmony Gold, Impala Platinum, Konkola Copper Mines (joint venture Vedanta Resources, Zambia Copper Investments & ZCCM Investments), Lonmin, New Reclamation, Och-Ziff Capital Management, Palladino Holdings, Rio Tinto, Vale, Vedanta Resources, Zimbabwe Mining Development Corporation (ZMDC)]