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Advocacy

We engage with and support government and corporates on building accountable and transparent policies regarding the management of extractive resources.

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Campaigns

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Research

SARW generates and consolidates research in partnership with academic institutions.

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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.

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Policy dialogue

This is aimed at promoting dialogue between all stakeholders.

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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Mapping of Mineworkers and the Portability of Social Benefits in the SADC Region
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Toolkit for Effective and Sustained Community Participation, Grievance Redress Mechanism and Environmental Justice Financing in Mining Projects
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The impact of Covid-19 on migrant mineworkers’ human and labour rights in South Africa
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Conference Report of the High-level Consultative Meeting on Unclaimed Benefits in the SADC Region 2022

EVENTS

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Podcasts

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SARW DRC Program Director, Georges Bokondu, in talks with Jody Nkashama of Radio Okapi how the Democratic Republic of Congo can develop and locally transform its mineral resources