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Ron Smit
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Ron Smit commented on EITI's blog post 'EITI Chair Fredrik Reinfeldt's end-of-year message'
"In Zambia, the EU-funded Mineral Production Monitoring Support Project (MPMSP, now in its final, 4th year) has indeed been supporting the Ministry of Mines and Minerals Development MMMD in improving the quality of mineral production reporting. There…"
Jan 9
Lidewij van der Ploeg and Ron Smit are now friends
Aug 4, 2016
Ron Smit is now friends with Kobina Aidoo and Stephen Yeboah
Aug 1, 2016
Ron Smit updated their profile
Jul 31, 2016
Ron Smit posted a status
"Currently working as Team Leader of the EU-funded Mineral Production Monitoring Support Project for the Zambian Ministry of Mines"
Jul 30, 2016
Ron Smit commented on Kevin Telmer's video

Making Mercury Free Artisanal Gold Work for Development

"Good to see this working on what appears to be a very decent scale! Earlier attempts with the direct smelting of concentrates from alluvial mining in neighbouring Ghana, did not appear to be sustainable.  The reasons appear to include (1) lack…"
Mar 31, 2015
Ron Smit favorited Don Hubert's blog post You don't know what you've got until it is modeled
Nov 11, 2014
Ron Smit commented on RCS Global's blog post 'Latin America Notes: Solutions to ASM mining conflicts, a need for stakeholder participation'
"I had the opportunity to consult briefly (in late 2011 and early 2012) to the Contraloria de la Republica, Colombia's comptroller-general, which has an oversight function over other government agencies. The general topic of my work concerned…"
Aug 12, 2014
Ron Smit commented on Isabelle Ramdoo's blog post 'Extractive Resources for Development: Trade, Fiscal and Industrial Considerations'
"Dear Isabelle, I fully agree that citizens of developing countries need to take much more responsibility to transform their own countries' economies. I've been involved in a number of development- and governance-related projects in…"
Feb 24, 2014
Ron Smit favorited Johnny West's blog post Yes, but what kind of sustainable growth are we talking about?
Feb 22, 2014
Ron Smit commented on Ross Harvey's blog post 'Assessing Competitive Resource Tenders as an Option for Mining Rights Allocation in South Africa'
"I can understand the concept of tendering out old mines, and lapsed/revoked licences where the mineral rights can somehow be quantified, if there are assets (whether mineral resources or datasets) that can be assessed. But I disagree with tendering…"
Dec 10, 2013
Ron Smit favorited Daniel Franks's video
Nov 29, 2013
Nov 8, 2013
Ron Smit commented on GOXI's video

The price of gold: Chinese mining in Ghana documentary

"Interesting and colourful, illustrating quite a few issues.  But too much focus on the Chinese aspect.  Chinese actions there are in no way different from what many others, mainly Ghanaians, have been doing for decades. Some…"
Aug 23, 2013
Ron Smit replied to George Amoh's discussion 'Should Ghanaians have waited for a Presidential Committee?'
"Hi George, I'm obviously not a Ghanaian national, but I have spent many years in your country, including years in (gold) exploration management, and also in mining (environmental) governance, the latter in an EU-funded project.  So I will…"
May 24, 2013
Ron Smit commented on Julia Mensah's blog post 'Addressing Governance Challenges in the Extractive Industries: The Potential for New Assessment Tools'
"A laudable initiative and it would be very interesting to the draft Framework. In my view the greatest governance challenge is the frequent absence of will to actually do what needs to be done.  Not only the political will to make new policies…"
Mar 7, 2013

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Ron Smit Consulting
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About My Work
Mining sector governance; environmental regulation and management; mining sector regulation, mining cadastre design; gold exploration
Areas of interest
gold, csr, geology, environment, contract and licensing, monitoring revenue collection, redistribution and sustainable development
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