5th Alternative Mining Indaba Declaration

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DeclarationWe, representatives of Civil Society Organisations; Faith Based Organisations, Pan-African Networks and Organisations, Labour Movements, Members of Parliament, media,  international partners and Community Based Organisations; gathered at the Ritz Hotel, Cape Town on the occasion of the 5th People’s Alternative Mining Indaba (AMI) from 4th to 6th February, 2014, to express our deep concern regarding the continued limited contribution of the extractive sector to the pro-poor development agenda of African countries.

These organisations, representing persons from a range of countries in Africa, Latin America, Asia, and Europe, met and reaffirmed their belief in a society that puts people before profits. Once again, we find ourselves  confronted by corporate greed and the lack of government will in protecting the environment, social and economic well being of communities.

We are dismayed by the continued rush for profits by Multinational and Trans National Corporations at the cost of human rights, women’s rights, livelihoods, environment and health.



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