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Mining houses should prioritise human rights to stave off radicalisation among communities

The mining industry must work harder on implementing human rights programmes to prevent the exploitation of unhappy communities for narrow self-defeating motives, Minerals Council South Africa senior executive Tebello Chabana commented during a Human Rights Dialogue on March 17. He noted that South African communities have been “stranded by failing and failed local governments”, which has created a “hotbed for discontent that is easily stoked by unscrupulous third parties”.

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