This thesis quantifies the economic, social and environmental effects of the gold mining sector as a component of foreign direct investments and its contribution to poverty alleviation in Tanzania. In addition to highlighting the socioeconomic gains and losses of gold mining, the book also explores corporate social responsibility policies and practices, and traces the private-public partnerships with local communities around the two mines under consideration - Bulyanhulu Gold Mine Ltd. in Kahama District and Geita Gold Mine Ltd. in Geita District, northwestern Tanzania. The book aims to stimulate the debate on the relationship between profit, corporate income taxes and corporate social responsibility, as well as its implications for foreign mining companies. It also sheds more light on the contribution of the mining sector to Tanzania's economy. The book concludes that the economic growth associated with the mining boom, albeit limited, is significant to the rural communities around the mines. [Book abstract]
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Year of publication: 2012
Series: African Studies Collection
Volume: 44
Emmanuel M. Nyankweli
African Studies Centre
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