Mining

Alternatif Mining Indaba (RDC): Memorandum a l’attention de Monsieur le Gouverneur de Province de Lualaba

Le peuple congolais en général et les communautés locales en particulier ne bénéficient pas de l’exploitation de leurs ressources minières. Les minerais, au lieu d’être une source de bénédiction et de développement contribuent plutôt à la misère des populations.

Francês

Executive Action to Suspend the Conflict Minerals Rule in the Dodd-Frank Act Will Plunge the Great Lakes into A New Cycle of Violent Conflict

The Southern Africa Resource Watch (SARW) and its civil society partners in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are very concerned that the suspension of the conflict minerals rule promulgated by the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) pursuant to Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act will negatively impact peace, stability and development in the DRC, and the Great Lakes region. We urge the Trump Administration not to suspend this critical section of the law.

Inglês

Mineral Governance Barometer - Southern Africa

This report measures and compares SADC countries capacity and ability to manage the mining sector. Today’s governments are challenged with creating new approaches to governance that enable them to better exploit the developmental potential provided by mineral resources. Establishing regulatory frameworks and state capacity to ensure that activities of mining companies are compatible with efforts to promote inclusive and sustainable development are central to this challenge.

Inglês

South African Banks Footprint in SADC Mining Projects

South African Banks are often key funders of a number of mining companies. Questions abound on the nature of these deals and the lack of transparency that surrounds them. There are concerns about whether banks do due diligence before they fund any mining activities to guide against corruption, social, environmental and human rights abuses that are linked to mining. This report interrogates the funding commitments of South African banks in mining in SADC and considers whether they can do things differently.

Inglês

SARW s’inquiète sur le manque de transparence dans la vente des actions de Freeport (TFM) à la société Chinoise China Molybdenum

L'opacité entourant la vente d'actions Freeport-McMoran dans Tenke Fungurume Mining (TFM) à la China Molybdenum a soulevé de sérieuses préoccupations de la population.

Francês

Illicit gold trade and the ARGOR case - Conference summary report

SARW organises a conference on the case known as Argor, a Swiss Gold rafiney. The Argor Case is a case in which it refined nearly three tons of Congolese gold between 2004 and 2005 without complying with the due diligence principle or wondering whether the gold was legally or illicitly traded. Argor was taken to the Swiss Confederation Court by international NGOs. After years of investigation, the case was dismissed in March 2015, as the Congolese State failed to appear as plaintiff. This case exposes regrettably the inability of the Congolese State to claim on time, even when the conditions are in its favour, its property rights over its own property that has been illegally traded.

Inglês

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