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Protecting Your Community From..

BMF Voices of Communities Booklet

BMF Coronavirus Guidelines

SAHRC Mining communities report FINAL

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Mining Community Engagement

Proposed coal mine in mpumalanga Threatens entire countrys freshwater hotspot

Measures adopted in response to the coronavirus pandemic

Key messages for mining companies july 2018

independent Problem Solving Service

For additional resources contact the following institutions or orgnisations:

African Network for Social Accountability (ANSA)http:/www.ansa-africa.net
African Social Forum (ASF)http://www.africansocialforum.org
Collaborative Research on Corporationshttp:/www.crocodyl.org
Extractive Industries Transparency Initiativehttp://www.eitransparency.org
Industrial Mission History Projecthttp://www.industrialmissionhistory.org.uk
Mines and Communitieshttp://www.minesandcommunities.org
Mining, Minerals and Sustainable Development (MMSD)http:/www.iisd.org/mmsd
Nederlands Instituut voor Zuidelijk Afrika (NiZA)http://www.niza.nl
The Business & Human Rights Resource Centrehttp://www.business-humanrights.org
The International Fatal Transactions Campaignhttp://fataltransactions.org
The Southern African Regional Poverty Networkshttp://www.sarpn.org.za
Third World Networkhttp://www.twnside.org.sg
South African Council of Churcheshttp://www.sacc.org.za
South African Human Rights Commissionhttps://www.sahrc.org.za/
South African Catholics Bishops Conferencehttps://sacbc.org.za/
Alternative information Development Centerhttp://aidc.org.za/
Congress of South African Trade Unionshttp://www.cosatu.org.za/
London Mining Networkhttps://londonminingnetwork.org/
Mining Watchhttps://miningwatch.ca/
Peoples Dialoguehttps://www.peoplesdialogue.org/
Alternative Mining Indabahttps://altminingindaba.co.za/


Final Declaration

We, the participants of the Thematic Social Forum on Mining and Extractivist Economy, are gathered in Johannesburg, South Africa to consolidate a broad movement of resistance, to build common struggles for solidarity, to guarantee the integrity of nature and to ensure a better world for present and future generations. We come from mining-affected communities, trade unions……..

The poor and working class....

As Covid-19 spreads rapidly around the country, even during the government-mandated lockdown, all classes are affected. It is, however, abundantly clear that poor and working people are the most affected and will continue to bear the brunt of the five-week lockdown.Hassen Lorgat of the Bench Marks Foundation spoke to Salaamedia’s Azhar Vadi on the Alternative View this morning about the effects of the virus and the lockdown on the impoverished classes

Safety First

This document, published jointly by Earthworks (USA) and MiningWatch Canada, outlines guidelines for safety, respect for affected communities, and corporate accountability that must be incorporated into any tailings standards or regulations. Please see this page for related materials – maps, summaries, and infographics, as well as the related news release and supporting quotes.