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AMI2016 Final Communiqué

The 2016 AMI final communiqué is now available for download.

By |February 10th, 2016|AMI updates|0 Comments

More about The Shore Break

Delegates of the 7th Alternative Mining Indaba enjoyed a lunchtime screening of The Shore Break, a documentary about the threat of mining on South Africa’s Wild Coast.

“In the Amadiba area, on South Africa’s stunning Wild Coast, the Pondo people have tended their traditional way of life for centuries. Nonhle, a young local eco-tour guide, is […]

By |February 9th, 2016|AMI updates|0 Comments

AMI 2016 Key Points Day 1

MINING AND TAXATION

Governments are no longer listening to their people.
We cannot tax if we do not know how much to tax the company
The fact that you own a subsidiary does not mean you make decisions
You can regulate what you don’t own (USA is an example).
The state must play a key role , Africa must end […]

By |February 9th, 2016|AMI updates|0 Comments

Reports from international mining-affected communities

During the opening session, the AMI2016 delegates heard report-backs from other mining-effected communities from other parts of Africa and the world. National alternative mining indabas are referred to as NAMIs.

South Africa represented by Meshack Mbangula

MACUA as capacitated communities in all 8 of South Africas mining-effected communities. With the Economic Justice Network, they ran workshops to inform […]

By |February 9th, 2016|AMI updates|0 Comments

The Alternative Mining Indaba shows growth and offers dialogue

The 7th Alternative Mining Indaba was opened this morning by Veronica Zano, chairperson of the AMI steering committee. She described the history of the AMI: its inception in 2010 by a group of 40 people seeking a platform to represent the interests of those affected by mining. Today, we have over 350 delegates from 39 countries attending […]

By |February 8th, 2016|AMI updates|0 Comments

AMI2016 programme and side events announced

The Alternative Mining Indaba 2016 final programme and side events (which will be hosted alongside the Indaba)  have been announced. We look forward to welcoming our delegates on Monday, 8 February 2016.

By |February 5th, 2016|AMI updates|0 Comments

Consultation Meeting

Date: 8 February 2016

Venue: DoubleTree by Hilton Cape Town Upper Eastside 31 Brickfield Road Woodstock, Cape Town South Africa

Time: 18:30-20:30

Objectives of the event:

In November 2015, UN Women Multi Country Office in collaboration with the hosted by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) Human Sciences Research Council, the UN Women Multi Country Office and the […]

By |February 5th, 2016|Side Events|0 Comments

What broke the dam?

Date: 8 February 2016

Time: 18h00

What Broke the Dam?

Dozens of people died when a tailings dam burst in Mariana Gerais state, causing a mudslide on 5th November 2015. It is just one example of the environmental damage caused by mining companies in Brazil. Our partners in Brazil tell us that “it is time to recognize that the […]

By |February 5th, 2016|Side Events|0 Comments

The Impact of industrial gold extraction on socio-economic development

Date: Monday 8 February 2016

Time: 18:30 – 20:00

Venue: Queens at Double Tree Hotel, Woodstock, Cape Town

Speakers Chairperson: Ichumile Gqada (OSF-SA)

The Impacts of industrial gold extraction on socio-economic development in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Zimbabwe

Prof. Kennedy Kihangi Bindu, Université libre des Pays des Grands Lacs
Darlington Muyambwa, Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association

Mineworkers, communities and the hidden […]

By |February 5th, 2016|Side Events|0 Comments

Lunchtime Screening: The Shore Break

Tuesday 9 February 12:30 – 13:30,

Central 3

The AMI is pleased to have the opportunity to host a lunch time screening of this award-winning local documentary.

In the Amadiba area, on South Africa’s stunning Wild Coast, the Pondo people have tended their traditional way of life for centuries. Nonhle, a young local eco-tour guide, is a staunch […]

By |February 5th, 2016|Side Events|0 Comments