The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has released its investigative hearing report on the underlying socio-economic challenges of mining-affected communities in the country.
Among other things, it found that despite extensive regulation, current industry practice is still characterised by inconsistent legal compliance.
Speaking to Clement Manyathela on The Midday Report, SAHRC Commissioner JB Sibanyoni says the reason for this is because the implementation of the laws has been lax.
Because there are regulations that these mining companies need to comply with to make their mining operations.— JB Sibanyoni, SAHRC Commissioner
Listen below to the full interview: