Friday, 25 September 2009

IRIN Africa | BOTSWANA: San controversy rekindled | Botswana | Economy | Governance

IRIN Africa | BOTSWANA: San controversy rekindled | Botswana | Economy | Governance
GABORONE, 25 September 2009 (IRIN) - A report on the marginalization of Botswana's San people by a faith-based organization that monitors corporate responsibility has ignited a war of words with the government and diamond companies operating in the country.

A foreword to the report - Corporate Social Responsibility in the Diamond Mining Industry in Botswana: De Beers, Botswana and the Control of a Country - published on 23 September by the Bench Marks Foundation (BMF), challenged corporations to "address some of the negative impacts mining brings", and find innovative methods "to promote development".