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Covid-19 and Mining in South Africa

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Covid-19 and Mining in Zimbabwe

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Research

SARW generates and consolidates research in partnership with academic institutions. Currently under research we are focusing on.

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Capacity building

We educate communities about their rights and work with leaders to implement programmes and monitor progress. We educate media to report responsibly and train them on investigative journalism.

Our Story

The Southern Africa Resource Watch was founded in 2007 and operated as a project within the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA). Its location and operations were primarily in SADC, well known as the world’s richest region in terms of extractive resources. While its establishment was related to the global natural resources boom of the 2000s, SARW outlived that specific economic boom as well as numerous extractive industry cycles over the years.

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Publications

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The Mineral Sector of Namibia: a nuanced overview of selected key aspects
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First Quantum Minerals Corporate Governance And Social Responsibility: KANSANSHI MINE
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Artisanal Miners Robbed in Broad Daylight: Zimbabwe gold monopoly as a conduit to canalise forex and cannibalise bodies
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Reflections on the Regulation and Control of Strategic Minerals of Artisanal Exploitation in the Democratic Republic of Congo

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Podcasts

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Policy Dialogue
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Women in Mining in Zambia