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Circular Economy : a Public Public Partnership

Raf Custers, journalist, researcher and raw materials specialist at Gresea.be in Brussels, published Grondstoffenjagers (EPO, Antwerp 2013 - French translation: Chasseurs de matières premières / Hunters of raw materials). A new book on ‘raw materials democracy’ in South America will be out this autumn.

Shortly after publishing Grondstoffenjagers (Hunters of Raw Materials) early in 2013, I started to prepare for a study trip to South America, to check the outcomes of…


Added by Custers on June 2, 2015 at 13:11 — No Comments

EI - special Issue of Community Development Journal

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Special Issue: Extractive Industries

Volume 48 Issue 3 July 2013

Free access until Sept 30


Added by Custers on August 31, 2013 at 16:45 — No Comments

New Film : Katanga and (un-)sustainable mining / New Research Project

[New film]

Hi, presented my new documentary film on Aug 22 in Brussels

Avec le Vent, 36', French, produced by Gresea.be

/ New research project /

Left Belgium on Aug 28 for Rio de Janeiro

and will be doing research in Brazil and neighbouring countries for the next year

More on …


Added by Custers on August 31, 2013 at 16:37 — No Comments

New Book - Grondstoffenjagers (in Dutch) - Feb 2013

My book is out !

The result of five years research, field work and analysis (both @IPISresearch.be in Antwerp and @GRESEA.be in Brussels).

Written in Dutch, but already lots of demands to have a French translation.


EPO, Antwerp, Feb 2013, 269p

Mining and Development

Cases of phosphate in Morocco, from cotton to gold in Mali, enclaves in DRCongo, Mittal in Liberia, the contract renegociation wave in Africa,…


Added by Custers on February 20, 2013 at 13:12 — No Comments

State intervention in the mining sector - S Afr debate - Reading stuff

1 II SIMS document March 2012 - ANC's June 2012 National Policy Conference

Maximising the Developmental Impact of the People`s Mineral Assets: State Intervention in the Minerals Sector (SIMS) - Discussion Document

2 II Mining for Change - four recent seminars : South Africa is yet to resolve the question of how to manage her natural resources in a manner that benefits the country as a whole. This…


Added by Custers on July 10, 2012 at 19:26 — No Comments

End the mining enclaves - Reading stuff

Third World Network's African Agenda #15.1

From the editorial: 

THE days when mining in Africa was seen as rent-seeking activity by African countries are drawing to a close with the call by most of them to make mining a broad-based growth and development activity that is a key component of a diversified, vibrant and industrializing economy.(...)


Added by Custers on July 10, 2012 at 18:25 — No Comments


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