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Mining and post-extractivism: How do we talk about contribution and cost?

When: Monday, 15 October 2018 - Monday, 15 October 2018
Where: Braamfontein Campus East
Senate Room, 2nd Floor, Solomon Mahlangu House
Start time:18:00
Enquiries:

Rechelle.Tsunke@wits.ac.za  or 011 717-1193

Professor Tracy-Lynn Humby from the Faculty of Commerce, Law and Management will deliver her inaugural lecture.

Under a post-extractivist model of development, poverty would be a thing of the past and rights would be conceded to nature. Under the current dominant model of predatory extractivism, mining promises poverty alleviation and manageable impacts but contributes to highly unequal development and the erosion of the commons. Multiple pro- and dissenting mining discourses presently frame contribution and cost in a manner that makes common ground appear elusive. In her lecture, Humby asks: How should a post-extractivist mining discourse present contribution and cost; and would it facilitate a common political agenda?

 

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