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

Author: Business & Human Rights Resource Centre, Published on: 6 February 2015

'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)]

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Related companies: Anglo American AngloGold Ashanti Anhui Foreign Economic Construction Arcelor Mittal Collum Coal Mining De Beers (part of Anglo American) ENRC (part of Eurasian Resources Group) 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)