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Business and human rights in Africa

Business and human rights in Africa   Companies are adopting a multifaceted approach to navigate the complex Business and Human Rights landscape in Africa. Experts Pooja Dela and Paula-Ann Novotny from law firm Webber Wentzel, takes a retrospective look at the practical experiences gained over the past year, and the emerging trends shaping the landscape […]

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Responsible mining in Africa demands multidisciplinary teams

Responsible mining in Africa demands multidisciplinary teams As the mining sector gathers again for the 2023 African Mining Indaba, there is likely to be both excitement and apprehension in the air. Global trends toward decarbonisation are raising demand expectations for battery minerals, and geopolitical tensions suggest that Africa may become more of a focus for

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Pandor says PAP must strengthen African democracy

Pandor says PAP must strengthen African democracy Dr. Naledi Pandor, Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa says that the Pan African Parliament (PAP) must play an active role in strengthening democracy in Africa. Pandor was the guest of honour at the Joint Retreat between the PAP and the Permanent Representatives’ Committee (PRC)

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Project owners feel the heat

Project owners feel the heat Project finance comes increasingly with more pressure on borrowers to manage environmental and social risk – but the focus of this risk is also constantly shifting. According to Sharon Jones, partner and principal environmental consultant at SRK Consulting, until fairly recently investors and lending institutions tended to scrutinise land acquisition

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Nearly half of democracies regressed on basic human rights

10 December 2020 – With measures to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, nearly half of the world’s democracies have regressed on basic human rights in 2020   Many governments are restricting information about COVID-19, clamping down on independent media and freedom of speech while polarisation and lack of political consensus have sparked unrest and distrust in elections

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