Commercial reporting solutions
Manufacturers and supply chain partners needing to comply with the ever increasing reporting regulations have a few commercial options available.
A major research report from November 2012 by the Southern Africa Resource Watch revealed that gold miners in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo were being exploited by corrupt government officials, bureaucrats and security personnel, who all demand illegal tax, fees and levies from the miners without delivering any services in return. Despite the alleged gold rush in regions of the country, none of the population and workforce is benefiting from this highly lucrative industry.
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- Congo-Kinshasa: From Conflict Gold to Criminal Gold in East - Same Miners, Different Enemies, Africa: Allafrica.com, 2012, retrieved November 16, 2012
- Eichstaedt, Peter (2011). Consuming the Congo: War and Conflict Minerals in the World's Deadliest Place. Chicago: Chicago Review Press. ISBN 1-569-76310-0.
- Nest, Michael (2011). Coltan. Malden, MA: Polity Press. ISBN 0-745-64932-7.
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