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21 May 2020

Asia Pacific: NGOs call for international moratorium on deep sea polymetallic nodule mining without rigorous studies; fear irreversible damage to communities

A coalition of 80 non-governmental organisations are pushing for an international moratorium on deep sea mining following a report by the Deep Sea Mining Campaign and MiningWatch Canada, Predicting the impacts of mining deep sea polymetallic nodules in...

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20 May 2020

Nigeria: Mining host communities demand swift prosecution and justice from illegal miners arrested

The arrest of 27 illegal miners in the state has led to mining host communities demanding swift justice and compensation from the illegal miners. Those apprehended include 17 Chinese nationals and 10 locals, including a local traditional ruler (Baale)....

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20 May 2020

So. Africa: Mining companies say lockdown will kill the industry as more employees test positive

Sibanye Stillwater Ltd Chief Executive Officer says South Africa’s mines must be allowed to run at full capacity as a national coronavirus lockdown risks crippling the industry. The government last month permitted miners to restart operations with half...

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20 May 2020

So. Africa: Minister orders power utility company to stop operations at one of its unit to prevent health threats to communities

Author: Marleny Arnoldi, Cremier Media (South Africa)

‘Creecy takes decisive action against Eskom’s noncompliance at Kendal’ 18 May 2020...

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20 May 2020

Zambia: Govt sets up team of experts to ensure mining survives & sustains production beyond the Covid-19

Author: Zambia Daily Mail

‘Zambia needs long-term plan on mines’ 18 May 2020...

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15 May 2020

Commentary: Global Companies Must Commit to Worker Safety

"By outsourcing production,...the brands have impunity. Whenever companies are accused of poor work safety measures, they...[state] they have their own codes of conduct, blaming the suppliers instead for noncompliance.  In the toy industry, toy safety ...

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10 May 2020

Opinion: Sand mining creates critical need for global governance in the sector to address labour & environmental impacts

Author: M. Marschke, J. Rosseau, L. Schoeberger, & Michael Hoffman, EcoBusiness

"Roving bandits and looted coastlines: How the global appetite for sand is fuelling a crisis," 08 May 2020...

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6 May 2020

So. Africa: Power utility closes hazardous power plant amid safety concerns

Author: Antony Sguazzin, Bloomberg (South Africa)

‘Eskom shuts Camden power plant as ash dam poses safety risk’ 29 April 2020...

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6 May 2020

Zimbabwe: Employees’ rights during the Covid-19 and national lockdown

Author: Tapiwa Kasuso and Rumbidzai Ngwenya, Sunday Mail (Zimbabwe)

‘Implications of Covid-19 on workers’ rights’ 3 May 2020...

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29 April 2020

So. Africa: Pharmaceutical retailer faces prosecution for excessive pricing during Covid-19

Author: Phumi Ramalepe, Fin 24 (South Africa)

‘Dis-Chem charged for price gouging on face masks during coronavirus outbreak’ 23 April 2020...

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