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Finding sustainable ways to resettle communities

Author(s): 
J Edwards, A Malebana
Date: 
Thursday, March 19, 2020
First presented: 
African Mining Market
Type: 
Article
Category: 
Environmental/Social
 

In December 2019, the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) published its Draft Mine Community Resettlement Guidelines for comment. Part of its process is to standardise resettlement practice in mining. Among the stakeholders offering input is Adel Malebana and Jessica Edwards, social scientists at SRK Consulting.

"It is clear that resettlement is a growing concern during the development of large public and private projects in sectors like mining and energy,"" said Jessica Edwards, senior social scientists at SRK Consulting. “It is opportune that government seeks to define a common approach for South Africa – especially when managing involuntary displacement.”

Authors: Jessica Edwards (Senior Social Scientist) | Adel Malebana (Senior Social Scientist)
 

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