South African
Resource Watch.

Our Mission
SARWatch works for participatory, transparent and accountable utilisation of extractive resources in a manner that optimises transformative social and economic benefits and inter-generational equity, with sensitivity to environmental, gender and human rights impacts

Our Vision
Improved human conditions through good governance of the region’s resources.


DRC Alternative Mining Indaba

9 – 11 July 2019


The Popularisation of the DRC New Mining Code.

Turning the DRC Artisanal Cobalt into Development


Southern Africa Resource Barometer


In the News

SARW se dit préoccupé par le déploiement des militaires des FARDC à Tenke-Fungurume pour protéger les installations de TFM contre les Artisanaux

La récente décision du gouvernement de déployer les militaires pour protéger les installations de la compagnie Tenke Fungurume Mining (TFM) est dangereuse et potentiellement contre- productive. Bien que le mal qu’elle cherche à résoudre soit réel, cette décision de juin 2019 vise les symptômes sans éradiquer le problème, a déclaré ce jour l’Observatoire des Ressources en Afrique Australe, SARW.

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SARWatch and its partners visit First Quantum Minerals to assess its social corporate investment programme

SARWatch is undertaking a major investigation into the corporate social investment at Kansanshi Mine in Solwezi. Kansanshi Mine is subsidiary of First Quantum Minerals (FQM). This assessment will focus on[…]

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A gift is a gift, says Glencore on $1.4bn DRC debt write-off — but US Dept of Justice is watching the mining giant

In July 2018 the US Department of Justice announced it was examining Glencore’s compliance with US laws on foreign corruption and money laundering. And in April 2019 the US Commodity[…]

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