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EQUINET PROJECT

On the 1st May 2018, BFTU and EQUINET entered into a MoU for a project on OSH in the Extractive sector. Mining in Botswana plays a significant role in the country’s economy. It contributes a third to the country’s GDP and 50% of tax earnings
  • Partner
    EQUINET
  • Completion
    August 15th, 2018
  • Project type
    Villar, Residence
  • BFTU Lead
    Thusang Butale

The programme was premised on the specifics set out in the Memorandum of Agreement (MoU) between
Botswana Federation of Trade Unions and Training and Research Support Centre (TARSC) based in Harare, Zimbabwe.
EQUINET work in 2018 sought to build on the steps taken to date to build awareness and strengthen advocacy on the need
and proposed options for harmonised regional standards for health in the extractive sector in East and Southern Africa,
through presentation, information dissemination and consolidating commitment in civil society, state and parliamentary
forums in the SADC region. It is also to build social literacy in communities living and working on mines and in civil society
to support a ‘bottom up’ campaign in health in extractive industries, including stories and assessment gathered on reported
experiences and conditions of communities living and working on mines in the region from communities involved with
benchmarks and selected trade unions affiliated to SATUCC.


The Project was categorized in three stages, namely; Screening, Scoping, filed Work (Interviews) and Final Drafting of all
Findings. Screening and scoping were done and submitted in July 2018. The Project progressed to field work (interviews
with Morupule Mine Management) regarding Health and Safety issues in August 2018. Due to Human Resource challenges
the project report delayed and cooperation from concerned stakeholders was not forthcoming. The project was completed
in October 2018.