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Alternative Mining Indaba hands over memo at Mining Indaba

Feb 09 2017 13:22

Cape Town – The Alternative Mining Indaba (AMI) – a grouping of church leaders, non-governmental orgnisations and civil society groupings – handed a memorandum to Mining Indaba MD Alex Grose on Wednesday. 

In the memorandum the AMI set out its concerns about the mining sector and proposed a number of solutions. 

Grose was joined by Tom Butler, CEO of the International Council on Metals and Mining, representatives from the Department of Mineral Resources and Tebello Chabana and Elize Strydom - both from the Chamber of Mines. 

The Alternative Mining Indaba, held for the eighth consecutive year alongside the Mining Indaba, aims to give a platform to communities affected by the mining industry to reclaim their rights through the formulation of alternatives and advocates for just practices and policies in the management and governance of the industry. 

“The Mining Indaba is a platform for constructive and robust engagement,” said Grose in a statement. 

“We welcome engagement with all key stakeholders in the mining sector on the African continent. As event organisers, we are able to facilitate discussion on issues relating to African mining, and in particular investment in mining."

Grose has undertaken to seek to engage further on the issues raised in the memorandum in collaboration with the Indaba’s corporate and social partners. 

“In fact, some of the issues that are cited in the memorandum have already been important topics at the Mining Indaba and will be further discussed on Thursday (February 9)."

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