Training Workshop: Southern Africa Resource Barometer Monitoring Resource Governance in Southern Africa (Madagascar)

December 07th, 2015

Madagascar is rich in mineral resources, oil, gas, timber, blue economy, and fisheries but the population is one of the poorest on the continent. This week SARW is in Antananarivo, Madagascar to train MPs on their oversight role in the extractive industries. Thirty MPs, including the speaker of the National Assembly, will participate.

SARW Date: 
Monday, December 7, 2015 - 09:30

2015 Zambian Alternative Mining Indaba Report

November 20th, 2015

The 4th annual Zambian Alternative Mining Indaba (ZAMI) was held earlier this year at the Ndola, in the Copperbelt province. Guided by the theme “our natural resources, our future, putting communities first” Zambian communities were the focus of this discussion. Over the years, the indaba has observed that the standard of living in Zambia has not significantly improved despite the continuous exploitation of natural resources. The aim then is to find a way to improve the lives of the people of these communities by using the county’s mineral advantage.


Botswana’s Diamond Puzzle

November 15th, 2015

But unlike the nations on Botswana’s periphery, the regime is considered one of Africa’s ‘clean’ political diamonds, receiving the score of least corrupt country on the continent. It is important to get to the bottom of diamond mining in Botswana interrogating transparency and accountability.


South African Banks Investment in the Mining Sector in SADC

November 15th, 2015

There is expectation that banks undertake due diligence on their potential clients before they can fund them to support social and environmental accountability. Mining activities, if not properly managed can destroy the environment, illegally displace people; pollute air, soil, and water, as well as become the source of illicit financial flows.



November 10th, 2015

O Observatorio de Recursos da África Austral (SARW) organizou uma Conferência sobre o Comércio Ilícito de Ouro Congolês no Hotel du Fleuve Congo, em Kinshasa de 29-30 de Setembro de 2015. A conferência foi organizada em conjunto pelo Programa de Iniciativa de Justiça da Sociedade Aberta de Nova Iorque, em colaboração com a TRIAL, uma ONG da Suiça.

SARW Date: 
Tuesday, September 29, 2015 (All day) to Wednesday, September 30, 2015 (All day)
Portuguese, Portugal


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