11th Alternative Mining Indaba
3-5 February 2020, Cape Town, South Africa
1.1. We, the over 400 delegates at the 11th Alternative Mining Indaba (AMI) drawn from 33 countries and comprising representatives of civil society organisations, community members, faith-based organizations (FBOs), traditional leaders; local government leaders, trade unions, media, academia, researchers, including representatives from industry gathered in Woodstock, Cape Town from the 3rd to the 5th of February, 2020;
1.2. Converged under the umbrella of Alternative Mining Indaba under the theme: Environmentally and economically sustainable mineral economies in an era of climate change catastrophe. Our deliberations focused on the environmental damage and climate change induced impacts by extractive operations;
1.3. We meet at a time of deep-climate change threats not only in Africa but throughout the world characterised by droughts, flooding, energy and health crises, among others, that could have been prevented. Whilst corporations, particularly mining companies and those in the extractives and elites in general continue business as usual, the poor communities are left to carry the burden;
1.4. Noting this and committing to implement the previous AMI Resolutions and Recommendations on, among others, fiscal regime and revenue management, environment, artisanal & small-scale mining & social protection, linkages, investments and diversification, legal and institutional management. Click here for more information.
In case you missed it, ZELA's Senior Programs Officer Nyaradzo Mutonhori has been appointed Chair of the Alternative Mining Indaba.
In her inaugural speech, she urged communities to continue strengthening their advocacy work as they continue to seek solutions to address their concerns in the extractive sector.Listen to her inaugural speech here