What is the link between the mineral wealth of the DRC, the weapons industry, and political violence?

Following the screening of the documentary This is Congo in February, Tshisimani and the Congolese Civil Society of South Africa (CCSSA) are hosting a panel discussion to help us understand how the race for minerals such as cobalt and coltan could result in a cycle of violence, instability and killings in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The move to electric cars, new military weapons and digitisation will definitely intensify the scramble for the country’s rare earth minerals. While the entire world will enjoy some of  the benefits of these developments, these inventions may result in on-going political instability and violence in the DRC.

Speakers:
Garrett Eriksen (University of Stellenbosch)
Joe-Yves Salankang Sa Ngol (CCSSA)
Thola Fuamba (African Youth Congress)Wednesday 6 March 2019 @ 18:00 – 20:00
Bertha House, 67-69 Main Road, Mowbray

RSVP for catering purposes by Tuesday 5 March to info@tshisimani.org.za or phone 021 685 3516