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South African Human Rights Commission vindicates ActionAid investigation

Author: Action Aid, Published on: 5 November 2008

The South African Human Rights Commission’s a major indictment of Anglo Platinum and a vindication of ActionAid’s investigation into the mining giant’s activities in Limpopo. The report confirms the serious impacts that Anglo Platinum is having on poor communities’ access to adequate land, water and compensation in Limpopo and refutes the company’s claim that people have fully consented to its activities...“This is an important day for human rights in South Africa,” said Zanele Twala, ActionAid’s country director. “We welcome the commission’s call for companies and the state to ensure the free, prior and informed consent of communities to mining activities.

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Related companies: Anglo American Anglo Platinum (part of Anglo American)