sharing in governance of extractive industries
Crucial to the Kimberley Process' decision-making around diamonds from Zimbabwe's Marange field is the technical definition of "conflict minerals" in the KP's founding documents. As Thierry Vircoulon…Continue
Looking for mind closure
Sometimes you don’t need a panel; all you need is a good beverage.
On Monday, I was intrigued by the silence in response to a question about why companies don’t pay miners in Africa the same wages they pay miners in Australia, given that the respective end products are the same price everywhere, all things being equal. I had expected a practiced answer to it because in some ways it is a fundamental question. But, I must admit, it’s…Continue
The highlight the 2011 Mining Indaba so far has been the GOXI presentation on Monday morning…I think. OK… maybe I exaggerate slightly: Susan Shabangu, Minister of Mineral Resources for South Africa, has also had a few words to say…and so has Niall Ferguson, Harvard professor and author of The Ascent of Money…and Cynthia Carroll, CEO of Anglo American…and Peter Seligmann, CEO and Chairman of Conservation International…OK, I exaggerate a lot, but that’s the point!
I hesitate to…Continue