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17 December 2018

Enforcement of colonial & apartheid-era laws limits press freedom & endangers human rights defenders in Southern Africa

Author: Jonathan Rozen, Quartz Africa

"Colonial and Apartheid-era laws still govern press freedom in southern Africa", 7 December 2018....

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4 March 2018

Lesotho: Mining company clashes with villagers over compensation for displacement and loss of livelihoods; company says committed to amicable solution

Author: Bereng Mpaki, Lesotho Times (Lesotho)

"Mine clashes with Thaba Tseka host community", 9 Feb 2018...

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10 October 2017
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Author: Peter von Hartlieb-Wallthor (EnergieAgentur NRW), Dr. Herwig Marbler (DERA)

"Rohstoffe Subsahara: 31 Länder, Stand 2016/2017", Juni 2017 Deutschland ist wie kaum ein anderes Land in die Weltwirtschaft eingebunden, also in hohem Maße auf den Export an Waren, aber auch auf den Import von Energierohstoffen und von mineralisch...

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7 May 2017

So. Africa: Mineral Governance Barometer for Southern Africa launched; pilot study reviews mining regulations in 10 countries

Author: Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa & Southern Africa Resource Watch (South Africa)

This pilot study provides a barometer of mineral governance in ten Southern African countries: Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The barometer takes...

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18 July 2016

New book calls infrastructure investments in Global South "licensed larceny"

Author: Nicholas Hildyard, Corner House, published by Manchester Univ. Press (UK)

"Licensed larceny: Infrastructure, financial extraction and the global South", June 2016...

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19 October 2015
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Author: Organisation internationale du Travail

« Protéger les droits des femmes enceintes au travail au Lesotho », 17 septembre 2015...

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2 June 2015

Africa: Fair global tax rules needed to combat corporate tax evasion, mobilise development revenue, says analyst

Author: Sipho Mthathi, Oxfam So. Africa in allAfrica

'Africa: A journey toward an African tax renaissance', 2 Jun 2015: [How can] Africa…a continent so rich in natural resources be so poor? Economic growth is predicted to increase…[h]owever…public coffers…[strain to provide] public services like health;...

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1 June 2015

So. Africa: Commission for occupational diseases partners with mine companies, trade unions to compensate mine workers affected by silicosis and TB

Author: Tamar Kahn, Business Day (So. Africa)

'Miner's health claims get breath of fresh air', 1 Jun 2015: The team brought in by Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi to turn around the Compensation Commission for Occupational Diseases (CCOD) appears to be making its mark…The CCOD is responsible for...

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5 March 2015

Lesotho: Communities complain of impoverishment following re-settlement by World Bank dam scheme

Author: Gus Greenstein, International Rivers

'World Bank dams leave Lesotho in the dust', 5 March 2015: The Lesotho Highlands Water Project (LHWP) was one of the World Bank's biggest African dam schemes, and the Bank took special pains with project resettlement. Despite…this…poverty has...

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10 December 2014

Walmart response

Author: Walmart

We have a focus on positively impacting our global supply chain, and we care about the men and women who work in it.  As you may know, Walmart is a founding member of the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety,  which launched the Bangladesh Worker...

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