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17 January 2020

Africa: New gold refineries raise concerns of 'race to the bottom' on conflict minerals, safety and environmental practices

Author: David Lewis and Peter Hobson, Reuters

"Race to refine: the bid to clean up Africa's gold rush", 15 January 2020....

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17 January 2020
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14 January 2020

So. Africa: Court holds retail giant liable for recklessly lending to vulnerable consumers, includes company comments

Author: Katharine Child, Business Day (South Africa)

‘Shoprite fined R1m for reckless lending’ 14 January 2020...

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7 January 2020

So. Africa: Africa’s largest mobile operator & UK security company face allegations of supporting terrorist organizations

Author: Tanishaa Nadkar & Mfuneko Toyana, Reuters

‘MTN reviewing allegations after being named in U.S. complaint’...

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31 December 2019

So. Africa: Rio Tinto to restart mining operations after cutting back production over security concerns for its workers

Author: Reuters and Mining.com

"Rio Tinto to restart South African unit in 2020 after security scare", 30 December 2019....

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13 December 2019

New company survey & report urges European companies & states to step up efforts to identify & address risks to defenders

Human rights and environmental defenders play a key role in holding companies and states accountable for business-related human rights violations and environmental degradation. However, defenders are increasingly defamed, harassed and killed for...

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11 December 2019
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10 December 2019

So. Africa: Bodies of four miners killed in mine accident recovered as mine union demands an investigation

The National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) called on Monday for an investigation following the deaths of four miners at Tau Lekoa gold mine in South Africa's North West Province. The four miners were killed during a rock fall which was caused by an earth...

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10 December 2019

So. Africa: Four miners trapped underground as rescuers race against time

Author: Shain Germaner, Times Live (South Africa)

‘Rescuers in race against time to free trapped miners at Orkney mine’ 7 December 2019...

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10 December 2019

So. Africa: Govt urged to hold coal mines polluting water accountable

Author: Sinesipho Schrieber, The Citizen (South Africa)

‘Dept must act against coal mines polluting water – CER’ 4 December 2019...

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