Amafuta Yankalamu and Chendamaunga communities

Amafuta yankalamu and Chendamaunga communities are located west of Luanshya and in the peri-urban area.

The communities are located approximately 60km from Luanshya town and are in the outskirts of the town, they are adjacent to each other; the gravel road is what demarcates the two communities. The communities are affected by the development of the Mulyashi Mine Project in one way or another as they sit near the Mine.


(Water discharge from the Mine into the Farming Area)




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Bench Marks Foundation for Southern Africa for Corporate Social Responsibility (BeFSA CSR)  (2003)  Principles   for  Global Corporate  Responsibility:   Bench  Marks for  Measuring   Business Performance, 3rd. South Africa.

Breaking the Curse, (2009).How  Transparent Taxation  and Fair Taxes Can Turn Africa’s Mineral

Wealth into Development. Christian Aid, London


Corporate governance case studies - De Beers

The De Beers Group operates as a diamond mining company worldwide. The com- pany was founded in 1888 and is headquartered in Southdale, South Africa. De Beers was formally incorporated in Luxembourg in November 2000. It is the holding com- pany of the De Beers group. It comprises of three shareholdings: Anglo American plc with 45 percent shareholding, Central Holdings (the Oppenheimer family) with


What are Natural Resources?

Natural resources that are immedi-ately available to a community are land, clean water, trees, wildlife and clean air. However communities are becoming increasingly aware of min-erals such as gold, copper, coal, plati-num, uranium, oil and diamonds. 

Write down the natural resources available to your community 

Communities have used natural re-sources such as the land, water, trees, wildlife and air for centuries. In many cases communities have even mined minerals such as copper 



Past relations between Britain and Africa provide us with two possibilities. The first one is an opportunity to establish strong, transparent, and mutually beneficial relations. This is possible because we know each other through the long history we have shared. But for this to happen, the onus is on those who exploit to accept the need to establish respectful and equal relationships with those they have exploited.



In Angola, for example, the British government has failed to criticise the lack of transparency and accountability of – and the human rights abuses perpetrated by – the regime of President Dos Santos because of the major oil interest of BP (formerly British Petroleum).



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