South Africa: New report to be presented on the human toll of Blyvooruitzicht mine closure

20/01/2017
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FIDH and its member organisation in South Africa, Lawyers for Human Rights, will present their new report during a press conference on January 27th in Johannesburg.

Blyvooruitzicht Mine Village: the human toll of state and corporate abdication of responsibility in South Africa

Friday 27 January at 10AM
Stay City Hotel, 46 High Street, Berea, Johannesburg
Secure Parking and Main Entrance: 53 Hillbrow Street, Berea (Between Tudhope and Lily Street)

Speakers
- Michael Clements, Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR)
- Alice Mogwe, FIDH Secretary General
- Pule Molefe, Blyvooruitzicht Residents Committee

South Africa’s Blyvooruitzicht Gold Mine entered into provisional liquidation almost four years ago, plunging thousands of employees and the surrounding community of more than 6 000 people into crisis. LHR and FIDH investigated and evaluated the human toll resulting from the Mine’s abrupt collapse. On January 27, both organisations will present their findings and recommendations to stakeholders.

RSVP: carol@lhr.org.za

Press contacts:
LHR: Carol Mohlala, carol@lhr.org.za, +27 79 238 9826
FIDH: Audrey Couprie, press@fidh.org, +33 6 48 05 91 57

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