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- DocumentEvidence and Lessons from Latin America, 2011Many Latin American countries are rich with natural resources like oil, gas and minerals, and they have a wealth of experience to share in terms of the investment policies they have pursued to develop their extractive industries.DocumentTrade and Industrial Policy Strategies, South Africa, 2015The development of mining value chains is conflictual but deeply intertwined with the goal of sustainable development. The response of mining value chains to the shift to a green economy cannot be business-as-usual and requires a proactive answer by business, Government, labour, non-governmental organisations and the research community in support of sustainable development.Document
State-directed multi-national enterprises and transnational governance: Chinese investments, corporate responsibility and sustainability normsCentre for Chinese Studies, University of Stellenbosch, 2014Africa clearly needs foreign investments for its development. But such investments in extractive industries and hydropower projects should not cause ecological degradation and threaten the livelihoods of many Africans.Document
Nationalism with Chinese characteristics: how does it affect the competitiveness of South Africa’s mining industry?South African Institute of International Affairs, 2014South Africa possesses the most valuable in situ mineral reserves in the world (valued at $2.5 trillion). Any reasonable forecast would suggest that such wealth should drive rapid economic growth. Instead, the International Monetary Fund has lowered its South African growth forecast to 2.8% for 2014.DocumentSouth African Institute of International Affairs, 2014Careful reflection is needed in examining options for streamlining and capacitating the myriad Africa-led initiatives that have emerged recently in the area of resource governance.DocumentSouth African Institute of International Affairs, 2013The Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill of 2013 (MPRD-AB) has generated fresh debate regarding the appropriate system for allocating mineral prospecting and mining rights in South Africa. The draft bill no longer specifies that mining rights are to be allocated according to the first-in, first-assessed (FIFA) principle.