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Corporate Accountability

Exposing corporate failures to comply with environmental laws, and raising investor awareness.

Correspondence regarding Mineral Sands Resources

In early April 2016, CER exchanged correspondence with the Australian High Commission in Pretoria about a Direct Aid Program grant of $15 000 ostensibly paid to a MRC Resources for refurbishment of a borehole. MRC Resources Pty Ltd is a shareholder in a company that is applying for a mining right for mineral sands at Xolobeni on the Wild Coast of South Africa. In March 2016, an activist opposing the mining, Sikhosiphi Bazooka Rhadebe, was assassinated.