SHORT INFO — Land, biodiversity and extractive industries in southern Africa

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: and (pdf)

Short extract:

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.

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