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AMI is a platform for mining-affected communities

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For 20 years the Africa Mining Indaba has been an exclusive annual event for the affluent mining stakeholders to congregate and discuss issues in the African Mining industry; however, the mining communities, important stakeholders in African Mining, have been excluded from participating in this gathering by the exorbitant registration fee. Mining affected communities have been ignored at this annual event. In 2010 Economic Justice Network and their partners saw the need to hold an Alternative Mining Indaba that runs concurrent to the Africa Mining Indaba. Click here for Briefing Slides on the AMI
For 20 years the Africa Mining Indaba has been an exclusive annual event for the affluent mining stakeholders to congregate and discuss issues in the African Mining industry; however, the mining communities, important stakeholders in African Mining, have been excluded from participating in this gathering by the exorbitant registration fee. Mining affected communities have been ignored at this annual event.
Click here for Briefing Slides on the Alternative Mining Indaba
 

DECLARATION OF THE 6th ALTERNATIVE MINING INDABA

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The Alternative Mining Indaba (AMI) brought together approximately 300 participants from approximately 37 countries and they were comprised of: Government; policymakers and analysts, technical experts, stakeholders from the private sector, cooperating partners, representatives from communities; media; employers’ organizations, associations, academia and the international community. Keynote addresses from Brian Kagoro; Matthews Hlabane and Her Excellency Graca Machel echoed similar sentiments – the importance of long-term sustainability; transparency; mutual assistance and accountable governance among governments in the extractives industry.

Click here for the FINAL_DECLARATION_OF_6th_ALTERNATIVE_MINING_INDABA.pdf

 

SANI press Statement

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The South African Network On Inequality (SANI) is taking big steps in making WORLD FOOD DAY (18 OCTOBER) a 365 days event rather than it being a one day's thing through engaging experts in food security on ongoing dialogue aimed at forging strategies to remedies the situation.

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Illicit Financial Flows: Curbing resource leakages

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Recent statistics indicate that South Africa has lost more than USD $100.7 billion over the period of 2002-2011. The SARS Commissioner has on numerous occasions expressed great concern about the risk SA faces regarding illicit financial flows; and the detrimental effect this has towards domestic resource mobilization. South Africa needs all available resources at its disposal in order to address the massive developmental challenges the country faces. Resource leakages like illicit financial flows have a significant negative effect on the countries capacity to meet its developmental objectives. It is clear that more information is required on this phenomenon; and more importantly, the need to explore ways to curb all forms of illicit financial flows is urgent.

Click here for full report: ILLICIT_FINANCIAL_FLOWS_MEETING_REPORT.pdf

 



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