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Retail Research

Retail Research

Title: Shoprite in Malawi, Swaziland and Zambia - A Report by the Bench Marks Foundation Published: 2009 Summary: Shoprite is one of Africa's largest retail groups. The research forms part of a broader research initiative, aimed at studying the operational behaviour...

Research conducted by other Entities

Research conducted by other Entities

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Glencore in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Glencore in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Title: Contracts, Human Rights and Taxation: How a Company exploits a Country Published: 2011 Summary: This investigation conducted in the mining region of Katanga impressively demonstrates how human rights are constantly violated and the social consequences of such...

Policy Gap 13

Policy Gap 13

Title: Coping with Unsustainability :  Published 04 September 2018 Summary: This study sets out to examine Amplats Sustainable Development Reports (SDRs) over a period of 13 years. It seeks to see if there is consistency in the reports; whether Amplats achieved their...

Policy Gap 12

Policy Gap 12

Title: Waiting to inhale Published: 29 August 2017 Summary: Conducted in four Soweto communities, the study outlines the negative impact that mining on the Witwatersrand has had on people's lives, especially on those living to the south of mining operations. They...

Policy Gap 11

Policy Gap 11

Title: Life before and during Mining Published: 03 June 2015 Summary: This research documents the life of a small mining community in South Africa over the period of a number of years, with the study conducted from 2013 to 2016. We looked at how they lived before...

Policy Gap 10

Policy Gap 10

Title: Kumba Iron Ore Report Published: 03 June 2015 Summary: This latest report by the Bench Marks Foundation and the Bench Marks Centre for CSR at the North-West University, entitled: "Floating or Sinking" - Social Licence to Operate (SLO): Kumba Iron Ore Limited is...

Policy Gap 9

Policy Gap 9

Title: South African Coal Mining Published: August 2014 Summary: The release of this latest study, Policy Gap 9, in the series of research projects focussing on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in the Southern African mining environment, coincides with the local...

Policy Gap 8

Policy Gap 8

Title: Steel at any Cost? Published: November 2013 Summary: Policy Gap 8 Looks at the Steel Industry in South Africa and at ArcelorMittal in particular. The report observes that the true costs of it's operations in Vanderbijlpark are not taken into account by the...

Policy Gap 7

Policy Gap 7

Title: Coping with Unsustainability Published: October 2013 Summary: Policy Gap 7 is the Bench Marks Foundation's latest study. It focuses on CSR and Mining, but in this case on one specific mining company: Lonmin. In this study we look at Lonmin's reporting of itself...

Policy Gap 6

Policy Gap 6

Title: A Review of Platinum Mining in the Bojanela District of the North West Province Published: August 2012 Summary: In 2007 the Bench Marks Foundation published Policy Gap 1, looking at the impacts on local communities from platinum mining in the North West. The...

Policy Gap 5

Policy Gap 5

Title: Corporate Social Responsibility in the Diamond Mining Industry in Botswana - De Beers, Botswana and the Control of a Country Published: 2009 Summary: This study of corporate social responsibility in the diamond mining industry in Botswana deals with the nature...

Policy Gap 4

Policy Gap 4

Title: Corporate Social Responsibility in the Diamond Mining Industry on the West Coast of South Africa Published: 2009 Summary: This study looks at three diamond-mining companies on the West Coast: De Beers, Trans Hex and Alexkor. The only company that produced a...

Policy Gap 3

Policy Gap 3

Title: Corporate Social Responsibility in the Zambian Mining Industry. Published: 2008 Summary: The aim of the study is to highlight key issues in the Zambian mining environment against the background of the CSR practises of mining companies in relation to the...

Policy Gap 2

Policy Gap 2

Title: Review of the Corporate Social Responsibility Programmes of the Platinum, Coal, Gold and Uranium Mining Sectors in South Africa Published: 2008 Summary: This study focuses on the Corporate Social Responsibility Programmes of platinum mining companies in the...

Policy Gap 1

Policy Gap 1

Title: The Policy Gap - A Review of the Corporate Social Responsibility Programmes of the Platinum Industry in the North West Province. Published: 2007 Summary: This research focused on the platinum industry in the North West province and community perception of the...

The Policy Gap Series

The Policy Gap Series

Title: Corporate Social Responsibility and the Mining Sector in Southern Africa - A Focus On Mining In Malawi, South Africa And Zambia The focus of this research document is on the legislative environment and the policies and practices of mining corporations in...