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20 August 2016

So. Africa: Report by medical charity MSF reveals "shocking" levels of sexual violence against women in Marikana mining area

Author: BBC (United Kingdom)

"South Africa rape: 'Shocking' levels of violence in mining area", 16 Aug 2016...

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13 August 2016

So. Africa: Amnesty International criticises Lonmin for not meeting its housing promise for Marikana miners; says govt. not enforcing compliance, includes company comments

Amnesty International has published a report on Lonmin's failure to comply with its obligations under the company’s 2006 Social and Labour Plan, where the company promised to build 5,500 houses for its employees by 2012. By 2011, 3 housing units had...

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20 June 2016

Human Rights Translated 2.0: A Business Reference Guide

Author: Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, United Nations Global Compact

This publication provides company managers and staff with essential knowledge of what human rights are and how they are relevant for business. It also outlines some key elements of what it means to respect and support human rights in practice. It is...

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15 June 2016

Human Rights and Business: From Principles to Practice

Author: Lauren Compere, Boston Common, on Huffington Post

This month marks five years since the adoption of the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs)…...

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1 June 2016

So. Africa: Summary of event "Business Leaders Dialogue on Corporate Respect for Human Rights"

Author: Global Business Initiative

On 26 May a unique business leaders conference was held on the topic of corporate respect for human rights in the South African context. The conference was attended by 100 business leaders and other experts. The event focused on case studies and real...

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3 November 2015

So. Africa: New report presents insights from leading NGOs, analysts on how to improve transparency, accountability in the extractive sector

Author: Open Society Foundation (So. Africa)

'In good company? conversations around transparency and accountability in South Africa's extractive sector', 3 Nov 2015:…[O]ver three years ago, 34 mine workers were killed at Marikana…following a stand-off with…Police and as a direct result of a wage...

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20 October 2015

New report on corporate abuse overseas by UK companies illustrates accountability gap

CORE’s new report, The Bottom Line: UK Corporate Abuse Overseas brings together ten recent case studies of serious abuses allegedly linked to UK corporations’ international operations.  The report contains comments by the companies concerned.

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8 September 2015

So. Africa: Study finds that many companies listed on JSE's Sustainability Index flout environmental laws

Author: Alide Dasnois, GroundUp

'Some of SA's top companies are quietly breaking the law', 8 Sep 2015: Some of the top companies on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange are flouting environmental laws and not telling their shareholders, according to a study by the Centre for...

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2 September 2015

Africa: Academic urges economic justice actors to fight both illegal and licit financial flows, adopt more nuanced approach

Author: Patrick Bond, University of Kwazulu Natal in Pambazuka News (Africa)

'Retreat of foreign investment from Africa means less looting', 2 Sep 2015:…[A] Zimbabwe NGO conference…was dedicated to fighting illegal capital flight from across the African continent…[Will] the region’s…economic-justice NGOs take the next step and...

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13 July 2015

So. Africa: Women of Marikana lodge complaint relating to World Bank's investment in Lonmin citing negative social, environmental impacts

A group of women from Marikana, assisted by the Centre for Applied Legal Studies, have lodged a complaint with the Office of the Compliance Advisor/Ombudsman in relation to the social and environmental impacts of the operations of Lonmin's Marikana...

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