Month: August 2019

Southern Africa Resource Watch

Colloquium on EITI Implementation in The Great Lakes Region

The exploitation of natural resources allows for the funding of conflicts in the Great Lakes Region (Photo: Gallo Images/Reuters/Finbarr O’Reilly) The Southern Africa Resource Watch (SARW) in partnership with ICGLR – Levy Mwanawasa Regional Centre for Democracy and Good Governance the technical and scientific organ of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region in…
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Glencore et La fermerture de MUMI : un chantage ou une réaction réelle aux défis du marché?

La compagnie Swisse Glencore a annoncé la fermeture imminente pour au moins deux ans de sa mine de Mutanda Mining (MUMI) dans la province de Lualaba en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC). La raison avancée par Glencore est que la mine de Mutanda « n’est plus économiquement viable à long terme » à cause de…
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Glencore and the Shutting Down of MUMI: blackmail or a real reaction to the challenges of the market?

The Swiss company Glencore has announced the imminent closure of Mutanda Mining (MUMI) in Lualaba Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The reason given by Glencore is that the Mutanda mine “is no longer economically viable in the long term” because of the decrease in the price of cobalt, the increase in the…
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Official Statement on Silicosis and TB Class Action out of Court Settlement from Breathe Films and the Southern African Resource Watch

August 01, 2019 Breathe Films and the Southern Africa Resource Watch (SARW) welcome the judgement of The Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg, which has approved the historic five billion rands out of court settlement agreement in the Silicosis and Tuberculosis Class Action case. The settlement is an historic and important victory towards justice for mineworkers…
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Press Release in Parallel with the Third Edition Of The Alternative Mining Indaba/DRC

The 3rd edition of the Alternative Mining Indaba of the Democratic Republic of Congo (AMI/DRC) was held in Kinshasa, at the Pullman Hotel, from 9 to 11 July 2019, on the theme “Year One of the Revised Mining Code: Application, Challenges and Opportunities”. The objective was to evaluate application of the 2018 revised Code since…
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