May 25, 2016
Africans must unite to fight corruption, water scarcity and contamination as well as environmental degradation, says the Bench Marks Foundation.
Apr 22, 2016
In our earlier media release, calling for protection of human rights defenders in the mining areas, we indicated that a Mr Holly Maponya, (whom we in error referred to as Mokopane) was the victim of an attempted assassination.
Apr 21, 2016
The Bench Marks Foundation has expressed its deep concern at the increase in harassment, intimidation, violence and assassinations of community leaders as well as activists in South Africa.
Apr 21, 2016
Although aimed at reducing the Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBE) shortcomings of the current Mining Charter, the revised Charter gazetted on 15 April 2016 fails in two vital ways, according to the Bench Marks Foundation.
Apr 14, 2016
South Africa's Communities' right to say no to mining and to decide on its own development must be respected and all intimidation stopped, says the Bench Marks Foundation in a memorandum handed to the Australian High Commissioner, Mr Adam McCarthy today.
Mar 17, 2016
Community members from Dominionville in Klerksdorp in the North West Province of South Africa are suffering from an increase in respiratory diseases caused by dust from Shiva Uranium's tailings dams, says Bench Marks Foundation's community monitors.
Mar 08, 2016
The Bench Marks Foundation has written an open letter to the North West Commissioner of Police and the South African Human Rights Commission to draw attention to the unacceptable pressure being brought to bear on communities in Chaneng, in South...
Feb 19, 2016
Representatives of Colombian organisations visiting South Africa met with AngloGold Ashanti (AGA) on 18 February 2016.
Feb 17, 2016
Colombian activists are shocked and alarmed at the devastation caused by gold mining they witnessed during their fact-finding visit to South Africa this week and will take what they have learnt from the experience home, says the Bench Marks Foundation.
Feb 11, 2016
A communiqué calling on African governments, the United Nations, international and local mining, business and financial houses to revolutionise the often uncaring and disrespectful way governments and mining companies treat their citizens and workers,...