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date: 17 October 2019

Mining (Africa)  

Source:
Berkshire Encyclopedia of Sustainability
Author(s):
Mavis HERMANUSMavis HERMANUS, Ingrid WATSONIngrid WATSON, Tracy-Lynn HUMBYTracy-Lynn HUMBY

Africa’s rich mineral endowment has not yet benefited the majority of people on the continent or the environment. Finding ways to translate mineral wealth into an engine for sustainable development is crucial. The African Union’s action plan known as the African Mining Vision articulates how mining could contribute to sustainable growth and development through consideration of all five forms of capital (financial, natural, produced, human, and social), with a focus on the neglected areas of social and human capital, and the environment. ...

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