n Without Prejudice - Direction unknown : mining law

Volume 11, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



For the 5 700 delegates to the it's that time of year again in Cape Town. Following a year that has seen some diabolical mining disasters, a breathtaking rescue in Chile, a desperate fire in New Zealand, the shooting of illegal miners, the death of high profile mining company executives in a plane crash in the Democratic Republic of Congo, to name but a few, the view that the mining industry is the lifeblood of the 21st century economy is a mantra for the delegates who represent governments, labour, mining companies and support industries across the globe whose continued financial subsistence is predicated on the continued demand for mineral resources.

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