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Title:The Zambian copperbelt: the need for international regulation
Author:Shaik-Peremanov, Nazreen
Periodical:International Journal of African Renaissance Studies (ISSN 1753-7274)
Geographic term:Zambia
Subjects:copper mining
External link:https://doi.org/10.1080/18186874.2015.1050214
Abstract:Natural resources in Africa have increasingly become a cause for concern. Not only do natural resources and the extractive industry need to be wary of conflicts which arise from their production processes, but the need for regulation becomes crucial. As one of the biggest producers of copper in the world, Zambia announced its decision to suspend the renewal of copper mining licences, and so the need for regulation of the industry became more important. Consequently, there is a need to examine the immediate effect of copper mining. Ultimately, the need to examine the possibility of regulating the copper industry which may have lessons in other extractive industries is proactively equally important. Thus, this article discusses the Zambian Copperbelt, copper mining in and its impact for Zambia as a case study to illustrate the need for an international regulatory framework. Finally, the article examines best practices which have been utilised in the diamond industry in the hopes of using these best practices in the copper mining industry. Bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract]