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South Africa: Anglo American update

Published by MAC on 2007-04-26

South Africa: Anglo American update

26th April 2007

The South African attorney, Richard Spoor, addressed highly pertinent questions to Mark Moody-Stuart, chairman of Anglo American, at the company's 2007 annual general meeting in London on April 17th.

Below, for the record, is a transcript of Mr Spoor's questions and his note of the corporate response

Meanwhile, the company has said it will no longer oppose the granting of "new order" mining rights, which the ANC government introduced to supercede those seized under the "old order" apartheid regime.

However, it has still refused any recognition of the principle of "free prior informed consent" for the tribal communities Mr Spoor represents, while Moody-Stuart continues to ignore pleas that he meets those communities in their own localities

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