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Mr Alexander 'Bruce' Matheson



Looking at the ethical positions as shown by informal (extra legal) actors in the ASM field, espechially when they have to take in to account livelihood issues.   

My research specifcically looks at formalisation of ASM, specifically in the field of Development Minerals, and asks the question.  If formalisation is reputed to be a silver bullet that solves many if not all of the problems associated with informal operations in the field of ASM (supposedly good for all parties - the state and the miners) then why is it not being embraced by the miners themselves.  

I have a specific interest in sand and development minerals.

Other areas of research interest are:

  • Sustainability
  • Neglected Development Minerals
  • Livlihood Issues
  • Political Ecology
  • Ethics and Coruption
  • Local Procurement
  • Intergenerational and legacy Issues
  • Political Ecology