Oct 21, 2015
Although the Africa Mining Vision (AMV) is the first attempt in recent times by African Leaders to take stock of the mineral resources on the continent, there are critical weaknesses that must be addressed.
Oct 20, 2015
The Chamber of Mines in South Africa’s view that ‘once empowered, always empowered’ has been met with strong opposition by communities and civil society organisations during the Bench Marks Foundation’s annual meeting in Johannesburg this week.
Oct 19, 2015
Mining faces a crisis of legitimacy as while the industry may have a legal licence to operate, consent from local communities and broader society is waning, says Bishop Jo Seoka, Chairperson of the Bench Marks Foundation.
Sep 29, 2015
Governments must become citizen-centric: informed by the belief that government exists not as a power over citizens, but exists to serve citizens, said Archbishop Emeritus of Cape Town and President of African Monitor, Njongo Ndungane at the United...
Sep 24, 2015
Media are reminded of the high-level discussions to be held at the UN on Africa and the SDGs in conference room 5 at 10h00 NY time today.
Sep 22, 2015
Media are invited to the high-level discussion on Africa at UN in New York on 24 September 2015 at 10h00 in conference room 5.
Sep 08, 2015
The violent protests that have erupted in Ga-Mapela in Limpopo Province today reflect mining in South Africa as a whole, says John Capel, Executive Director of the Bench Marks Foundation.
Aug 24, 2015
Multinational companies must commit themselves to conducting assessments of the impact on human rights through the actions of its suppliers' and partners, says The Bench Marks Foundation in its latest research report released today in Switzerland and...
Aug 24, 2015
Attacks by mining security companies on community members and others are natural phenomena in South Africa, as witnessed first-hand by a team from the Bench Marks Foundation earlier this month while doing research for its latest report on Coal of...
Jun 29, 2015
Farlam Commission Report into Marikana Massacre 16 August 2012