From safety failures to wage strikes gone wrong, gold and platinum mines continue to profit as the exploitation and deaths of mineworkers are ignored.
The 2012 Marikana massacre awakened us to the troubles of the South African mining sector. Business as Usual after Marikana provides a multi-faceted view of the platinum supply chain. With specific focus on Lonmin and their major customer, BASF, this book examines the relationship between government, business and foreign relations that have for years resulted in the violation of human rights and interference in the development of governmental policies. Accomplished scholars, activists and economists discuss global supply chains, trade agreements, corporate lobbying and legal regulations in an attempt to hold BASF and other transnational companies to account for the atrocities that they have directly or indirectly caused in former colonized countries like South Africa.
With articles from Britta Becker | Alexander Behr | Asanda Benya | Patrick Bond | Stefan Buchen | Gavin Capps | María do Mar Castro Varela | Franziska Dübgen | Maren Grimm | Boris Kanzleiter | Simone Knapp | Jakob Krameritsch | Stephan Lessenich | Sarah Lincoln | Rosemary Lombard | Boniface Mabanza Bambu | Mzoxolo Magidiwana | Thumeka Magwangqana | Akhona Mehlo | Barbara Müller | Trevor Ngwane | Jan Pehrke | Dinah Rajak | Michael Reckordt | Walter Sauer | Judy Seidman | Jo Seoka | Carolijn Terwindt | Christoph Trautvetter
The book is available for download via the “pdf” button below.
The Southern Africa Regional Office invites applications for the position of Programme Manager for Climate Justice & Socio-ecological Transformation.
Necessary skills and qualifications
– Relevant tertiary qualification, preferably a bachelor’s or honours degree in: Sociology, Environmental Studies, Development Studies, Political Science, International Relations, etc.
– Knowledge of current discourses on climate justice and energy democracy
– Regional, cultural competences
– Teamwork and communication skills
– Languages: English, French (Level: At least good)
– Publishing experience
– Experience in project management
– Good knowledge or experience in the administration of programs including experience in budget control
– Management and coordination experience
– Experience in the work of international organizations
– Knowledge of climate and environmental discussions in Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean
– Knowledge of active networks and organizations in the topic area
– Good knowledge of RLS structures
– Language skills: German, Portuguese
Tasks and responsibilities that can be expected:
1) Network and establish strategic partnerships with institutions, universities, NGOs, the media, and government in and beyond the region (Indian Ocean and Europe) specially on issues related to climate change and environmental justice
2) Manage and support existing projects and partnerships.
3) Screen and motivate project proposals.
4) Control the programme budget /liaise with partners on administrative/financial issues
5) Organise and participate in conferences and advocacy/lobby events.
6) Provide analysis and advise on relevant environmental, socio-economic and political trends in the region
7) Write and publish on environmental issues globally and/or on the programme targeted counties.
8) Conceptualise new projects and publications.
Interested persons should please send their application, including their CV and a cover letter, to Esther Bango (firstname.lastname@example.org) with “Application for Programme Manager for Climate Justice & Socio-ecological Transformation”. Applications must be received by close of business on 20 June 2019 in order to be considered.
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