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Alarm bells ring over activist death toll

A new Global Witness report has revealed that environmental activists were killed at the rate of more than two a week in 2011.

Report: Mugabe’s loyalists squirrelling diamond money

Global Witness has said mining officials loyal to President Robert Mugabe are stashing profits from Zimbabwe's diamond fields off shore.

Angola’s top officials reap the cream

Lobby groups want multinational companies to stand against a government that bends the rules.

Kimberley Process left in the lurch over diamond dispute

Global Witness has left the Kimberley Process after a series of disagreements, including the resumption of sales of Zimbabwe's Marange diamonds.

Zim to get huge diamond boost but activists irate

Zimbabwe could earn billions of dollars selling diamonds from an area scarred by abuse after a crisis that left the "blood diamond" watchdog tattered.

Zim rulers running diamond trade with ‘corruption, violence’

Zimbabwe's political and military leaders have used violence and intimidation to seize control of the country's lucrative diamond business.

Call for Zim to scrap sale of blood diamonds

A rights group on Wednesday called on Zimbabwe to abandon plans to sell "blood diamonds" from a field plagued by abuses.

Global Witness condemns use of ‘conflict minerals’

The watchdog group Global Witness on Monday urged cellphone manufacturers to beware of "conflict minerals" being used in their products.

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The Western Cape, which once had the highest number of Covid-19 cases in South Africa, is seeing a steady decline in active cases

Sisulu axes another water board

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Accounting for sustainability: A South African case study

The accountancy profession has been recognised and seen its models replicated as successful models for projects that contribute towards the SDGs

Debt management amid Covid-19 and beyond

This webinar on Debt Management, sponsored by Debt Rescue, had its experts share a practical approach to debt management amid this crisis and beyond

NSTF-South32 Awards

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The benefits of being a GEMS member

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