Author: Editorial

Southern Africa Resource Watch

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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Clôture de la 3ème Alternative Mining Indaba sur fond d’un plaidoyer

Plusieurs recommandations ont été formulées à cet effet, il s’agit de s’assurer du contrôle des substances minières, vulgariser le nouveau code minier, définir une vision minière claire, créer une bourse des valeurs, organiser une table ronde sur la filière du cobalt, organiser une table ronde sur le fonds minier et la prise en compte par le gouvernement du décret portant création et organisation du fonds minier….

A gift is a gift, says Glencore on $1.4bn DRC debt write-off — but US Dept of Justice is watching the mining giant

In July 2018 the US Department of Justice announced it was examining Glencore’s compliance with US laws on foreign corruption and money laundering. And in April 2019 the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission announced it was investigating whether Glencore and its subsidiaries may have violated certain provisions of the Commodity Exchange Act through corrupt practices…
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SARWatch and its partners visit First Quantum Minerals to assess its social corporate investment programme

SARWatch is undertaking a major investigation into the corporate social investment at Kansanshi Mine in Solwezi. Kansanshi Mine is subsidiary of First Quantum Minerals (FQM). This assessment will focus on the welfare of communities that live around the operations of First Quantum’s Kansanshi Mine at Solwezi. Between 15th and 17th April 2019, SARWatch took a…
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Lualaba : L’ONG SARW s’oppose à la présence des militaires pour garder l’entreprise Tenke Fungurume mining

L’ONG Observatoire des ressources en Afrique australe (SARW) se dit préoccupée du déploiement des Forces armées de la RDC (FARDC) pour garder le site de l’entreprise Tenke Fungurume Mining à Kisanfu. Dans un communiqué publié lundi 17 juin, son directeur des programmes, Georges Mokondu, redoute les dérapages de la part des militaires. « Nous ne voulons…
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Congo deploys army to protect China Moly’s copper mine from illegal miners

DAKAR, June 19 (Reuters) – Congo’s military has deployed hundreds of soldiers to protect a major copper and cobalt mine owned by China Molybdenum Co Ltd 603993.SS from illegal miners, an army spokesman said on Wednesday. The Tenke Fungurume mine is one of the largest in Democratic Republic of Congo, which is Africa’s leading copper…
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SARW se dit préoccupé par le déploiement des militaires des FARDC à Tenke-Fungurume pour protéger les installations de TFM contre les Artisanaux

La récente décision du gouvernement de déployer les militaires pour protéger les installations de la compagnie Tenke Fungurume Mining (TFM) est dangereuse et potentiellement contre- productive.