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Living and Working Conditions in Marikana Five Years After the Massacre [PDF only (5.5Mb)]...
Five years after the Marikana massacre, justice for the victims is still far off, the Bench Marks Foundation says on the eve of the 2012 shooting that left 34 striking Lonmin mineworkers dead and a further 78 injured...
Mining companies going into a state of suspension should establish a system of social grants to support the mineworkers they are retrenching, according to the Bench Marks Foundation...
The new Mining Charter is a flawed document that is the result of inadequate consultation with communities, and is set to further bedevil relationships among stakeholders in the industry...
Trade unions, miners and NGOs have again demanded that the world's biggest consumer of platinum pressurise Lonmin to adequately improve living and working conditions of workers...
As minerals such as gold become depleted in South Africa, the country needs to formalise and legitimise "zama zama" or survivalist mining...
Mining is not working for the people of Africa and current mining practices are causing harm to the health, wellbeing and survival of communities on the continent...
The Africa Mining Vision (AMV) represents the voice of foreign investors, and does not speak on behalf of the people of Africa...
The suggestion that the gap between mining companies and communities impacted by them is not as wide as perceived is absurd...
The Bench Marks Foundation has called for the release of members of a Tanzanian fact-finding mission who were arrested in northern Malawi in December last year...
outh African gold-mining giant AngloGold Ashanti acquired land to extend its open pit gold mine in Guinea through violence, intimidation, and other unethical behavior...
An international alliance of non-governmental organizations has increased the pressure on the British-South African mining company Lonmin to show goodwill...
The plight of a community near Sishen in the Northern Cape highlights once again the need to properly and adequately compensate people who are impacted by mining...
Shareholders of mining company Lonmin will this week face a challenge from the Bench Marks Foundation to compel the company to meet its obligations in respect of workers' needs by the fifth anniversary of the Marikana massacre...