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CW report probes solutions for benefits to mining-affected communities

Improving Transparency and Accountability in the Flow of Benefits to Mining Communities, a report released today by Corruption Watch, and an accompanying Legal Review: Distribution of Mining Equity to Community Trust, highlights the persistent challenges regarding the flow of benefits paid to people in mining-affected communities, those most impacted by mining operations.    The report identifies Read more >

MEDIA ADVISORY: CW to launch report on benefits to mining communities

On 12 August, Corruption Watch (CW) will host a webinar to launch its report titled Improving Transparency and Accountability in the Flow of Benefits to Mining Communities. This report strives to understand how best to intervene in shaping the financial and legal mechanisms used to funnel benefits to mining-affected communities. It also highlights the vulnerabilities Read more >

SA’s mining licensing regime in need of a major overhaul

By Mashudu Masutha First published on Business Day The extractive sector, if carefully managed, presents enormous opportunities for advancing sustainable development, particularly in low-income countries. However, resource-cursed countries such as SA may have a significantly different view. An extractive sector rooted in accountability and transparency is key to determining a mutually inclusive form of sustainability. Read more >

Rebuilding public participation in SA’s mining sector

By Matshidiso Dibakwane and Mashudu MasuthaPublished on Transparency International Australia Over the last five years or so, the South African government has undertaken a process of formulating a new legislative framework with the aim of creating a blueprint for transforming the mining industry. The primary aim of the new framework is to benefit people who Read more >

Court’s decision gives mining communities a chance to be heard

• Platinum Mining. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. A decision handed down at the beginning of May by the Johannesburg labour court will force the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) to consult mining-affected communities on issues that affect them. The matter related specifically to new amendments to the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, published by the Read more >

Vulnerable voices silenced by mining companies

By Thato Mahlangu Mining-affected communities are among the most vulnerable in our country. As part of its work in the mining sector, Corruption Watch (CW) recently visited three affected communities in Newcastle, KwaZulu-Natal. Our visits highlighted the particular vulnerabilities these people live with daily. The CW team, with Mining Affected Communities United in Action, held Read more >

Mining communities excluded from important talks

By Kwazi Dlamini Mining communities in the North West were left without answers after they were excluded from a roundtable session concerning mining in the province. The roundtable, organised between the North West provincial government and Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), sat on Thursday 21 November 2019 to discuss localisation of procurement in the mining industry, Read more >

Is transparency in mining languishing?

By Mashudu MasuthaFirst published in Business Day A lack of beneficial ownership transparency is a key threat to sustainability within the sector, as is an increase in human rights violations that tends to occur with secret owners The latest data from the just-released Worldwide Governance Indicators report confirms that with some exceptions, resource-rich countries face Read more >

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