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13 September 2016

Case studies of human rights allegations & positive steps by wind & hydropower projects

Case studies | More on renewable energy & human rights The Business & Human Rights Resource Centre has collected a number of negative and positive case studies concerning the impact of renewable energy on human rights. On this page you will be...

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14 October 2015

So. Africa: 2 people killed, over 20 injured after Murray & Roberts bridge scaffolding collapses

Author: Siphiwe Sibeko and Ed Stoddard, Reuters

'Johannesburg bridge scaffolding collapse kills two, injures 20', 14 Oct 2015: Two people were killed and 20 injured when scaffolding for a bridge collapsed over Johannesburg's main motorway…construction group Murray & Roberts, the contractor...

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29 July 2015

Namibia: Murray & Roberts workers allege discrimination and raise labour, safety concerns; includes company comments

Author: Verua Kavezeri, Namibian

'Murray & Roberts workers unhappy', 29 Jul 2015:…[A] boilermaker at [Murray & Roberts]…[is] report[ing] unacceptable working conditions…[and] labour issues…A steel erector…confirmed the allegations…The two workers…accuse management of ...

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14 April 2015

So. Africa: Human rights country guide exposes business sector abuses

A country guide on business and human rights in South Africa has been produced by the South African Human Rights Commission together with the Danish Institute for Human Rights. The report seeks to raise awareness of the key human rights abuses...

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16 January 2012

Construction stakeholders to launch safety initiative [So. Africa]

Author: Engineering News [So. Africa]

To improve the overall health, safety and welfare within the local construction industry, a group of construction-related companies will launch a nonprofit organisation called BuildSafe South Africa (BSA), later this week. The organisation’s founding...

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23 February 2011

Eskom Workers Join HIV Testing Campaign [South Africa]

Author: Sydney Masinga, Bua News

Two thousand workers at the Eskom Medupi power station in Limpopo will be tested for HIV as part of a campaign to test 15 million South Africans before June..."The three-day testing campaign at Medupi is a partnership between the department,...

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6 March 2008

Unsafe behaviour is normal behaviour [So. Africa]

Author: Miningmx.com

Mines in South Africa have a fatality and injury rate three times the equivalent in developed countries...despite having occupational health and safety legislation on a par with those countries. The reason appears to be an endemic acceptance of risk.....

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31 March 2004

Murray & Roberts employees cry foul over ill treatment [Botswana]

Author: Meekaeel M. Siphambili. Mmegi [Botswana]

[Botswana]: MURRAY and Roberts Construction Company employees in Serowe are living in cramped prefabricated iron shelters measuring an estimated 8. 88 square meters...“Our living conditions are not healthy. There are more than 50 people living in 32...

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26 January 2004

Global Engineering And Construction Firms Adopt Anti-Corruption Principles

Author: World Economic Forum

In a move to combat global corruption within their own industry, 19 leading international engineering and construction...companies today signed and adopted a set of business principles for countering bribery. [companies are: Fouad M.T. Alghanim &...

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3 April 2002

World summit firm gets more donors, needs more cash

Author: Reuters

Organisers of a world development summit to be held in Johannesburg later this year said yesterday it had secured more money from local firms but still lacked a third of funds needed to meet its budget...State-owned firms Eskom, the South African Post...

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