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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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An Assessment of the Status of Artisanal Goldmining in Northwestern Province, Zambia
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The Status of Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining in Nathenje Area, Malawi
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Southern Africa Extractive Quarterly Monitor, 4th Issue: The SADC Mining Sector Strives despite COVID-19
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The Mineral Sector of Namibia: a nuanced overview of selected key aspects

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Podcasts

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Overview of Zambia Environmental Management Agency’s role in the extraction and processing of mineral and show the public is protected from pollution.