Mining corporations operating in South Africa presently repatriate an estimated R30 billion each year as externalised profit, while R10 billion remains within South Africa as taxes paid to the South African government.
Professor Ben Turok, ANC Member of Parliament, suggested on October 29, 2012 at the Benchmarks Conference on a JUST WORLD: Whose resources? that the South African government should introduce and enforce greater conditions on multinational mining companies so that those involved in extracting resources on behalf of these companies, see improvements in their lives and their living conditions and so that new models are developed whereby communities are empowered to be partners with mining companies through news forms of shared ownership and new models of beneficiation.
Khulumani calls for the Marikana Moment to serve as a critical turning point in South Africa's history - a point of turning back to recover the ideal of a community that provides for every citizen to contribute their fullest potential to their communities through being able to live lives of dignity.
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