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Community health and safety

Description: Complaint raises concerns related to public health and safety including incidents of or an increase in accidents, release of hazardous materials, and spread of diseases. Concerns related to retaliation and/or violence are not included.

Complaints with this Issue: 330

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Consultation and disclosure

Description: Complaint raises concerns regarding inadequate or absent consultation about or disclosure of project information, including project impacts and/or mitigation plans.

Complaints with this Issue: 492

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Description: Complaint raises concerns regarding environmental impacts that do not refer specifically to water, pollution, or biodiversity.

Complaints with this Issue: 361

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Description: Complaint raises concerns about impacts on the means by which people make a living, including wage-based income, trade and bartering, agriculture, fishing, foraging, and other natural-resource based means.

Complaints with this Issue: 312

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Description: Complaint raises concerns about releases of pollutants related to the project, including hazardous or non-hazardous chemicals, minerals, metals, pathogens, odors, noise, vibration, radiation, light, and heat.

Complaints with this Issue: 218

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Description: Complaint raises concerns about access to or availability of water. Concerns related to water pollution are not included.

Complaints with this Issue: 185

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Description: Project relates to energy access, legal frameworks regarding the energy sector, and development and operation of energy infrastructure, including power generation and electric and gas distribution and storage. Projects specifically related to the extraction of oil and gas are not included.

Complaints in this Sector: 320

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Name: Medupi Power Project

Investments: AfDB


Support: Loans

Country: South Africa


IAM: Independent Recourse Mechanism (IRM)

ID: RQ 2010/2

Date Filed: Sept. 28, 2010

Status: Monitoring


"The Compliance Review and Mediation Unit (CRMU) received on 28th September, 2010, a Request to investigate possible violation of the Bank’s policies and procedures with regard to the Medupi Power Project of the Republic of South Africa. The Request was submitted by two individuals, South African nationals, who have requested that their identity be kept confidential throughout the investigations and outcomes thereof in accordance with paragraph 8 of the IRM Operating Rules and Procedures." (AfDB complaint website)

Complaint Stages


Sept. 28, 2010



Start Date: Sept. 28, 2010


Sept. 28, 2010 -

Oct. 7, 2010


Status: Closed With Output

Start Date: Sept. 28, 2010

End Date: Oct. 7, 2010


Oct. 7, 2010 -

Jan. 20, 2011


Status: Closed With Output

Start Date: Oct. 7, 2010

End Date: Jan. 20, 2011

Dispute Resolution

Not Undertaken

Dispute Resolution

Status: Not Undertaken

Explanation: Not desired by complainant, Complainant chose not to have dispute resolution

Compliance Review

July 15, 2011 -

Feb. 1, 2013

Compliance Review

Status: Closed With Output

Start Date: July 15, 2011

End Date: Feb. 1, 2013

Has Compliance Report: Yes

Non-Compliance Found: Yes


Feb. 1, 2013


Status: In Progress

Start Date: Feb. 1, 2013


Not Closed


Involved Groups

Name Complaints Group Type
CSO Coalition on the AfDB 3 International CSO