What’s it about in short: “Mining companies are some of the heaviest polluters and they are bound to comply and pay for clean-up and environmental remediation.” says report on extractive industries in Southern Africa.
When was it released: September 17, 2013
By whom: Claude Kabemba, Southern Africa Resource Watch (SARW)
More info: http://www.osisa.org/other/economic-justice/regional/land-biodiversity-and-extractive-industries-southern-africa and www.osisa.org/sites/default/files/land_biodiversity_and_extractive_industries_in_southern_africa_1_0.pdf (pdf)
Southern Africa Resource Watch (SARW) commissioned research in three SADC countries – Botswana, South Africa and Zimbabwe – to assess the effectiveness of exiting legal and institutional frameworks governing land, social and environmental accountability in the extractive sector. This discussion document - Land, biodiversity and extractive industries in southern Africa: How effective are legal and institutional frameworks in protecting people and the environment? — analyses the findings of the three reports and identifies current legal and institutional frameworks in Zimbabwe, South Africa and Botswana that seek to protect land, biodiversity and communities from the adverse impacts of mining.