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Malawian Community Takes On Miners

Author: Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa, Published on: 25 August 2011

A community task team from Malawi's northern region district of Karonga has petitioned the Ministry of Natural Resources, Energy and Environment, the Department of Environmental Affairs, the Department of Mines and the Ministry of Labour for access to information that will enable them to effectively monitor mining activities in the area for compliance with fundamental human rights and labour standards. Karonga Natural Resources Justice Committee (KANRJC)...seeks information on the operations at Kayelekera Uranium Mine and Mwabulambo Coal Mine. It is concerned for compliance with environmental and safety standards at the mines, land allocation for mining without proper compensation being provided to the dispossessed land owners and delivery on undertakings by the mining companies in terms of development agreements with the government of Malawi. [refers to Paladin Energy, Eland Coal Mining. Business and Human Rights Resource Centre invited Paladin Energy to respond to this report; it did not.]

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Related companies: Eland Coal Mining Paladin Energy