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So. Africa: New report presents insights from leading NGOs, analysts on how to improve transparency, accountability in the extractive sector

Author: Open Society Foundation (So. Africa), Published on: 3 November 2015

'In good company? conversations around transparency and accountability in South Africa's extractive sector', 3 Nov 2015:…[O]ver three years ago, 34 mine workers were killed at Marikana…following a stand-off with…Police and as a direct result of a wage negotiation and dispute with…Lonmin…[S]ince then, the extractive sector…and…South African government have had to confront and attend to intense…scrutiny in respect of the sector’s operations, profits and policies...[T]he widows and partners of those killed and injured…have sought to establish the truth about the events…[and] by way of various efforts, to hold both state and private power accountable…With…assistance…these formidable women have also attempted to interrogate the specific nexus between private and political power in the extractive sector and have catalysed civil society…In Good Company? Conversations around Transparency and Accountability in South Africa’s Extractive Sector…documents both positive and negative trends and developments in the sector…[and] profiles the work being undertaken by organisations and communities affected by mining operations, including key challenges affecting resource governance in South Africa, and it offers some possible solutions…[Also refers to Anglo American, ArcelorMittal, Blue Platinum Venutres and De Beers]

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Related companies: Anglo American Arcelor Mittal De Beers (part of Anglo American) Lonmin