Southern Africa 
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.


Strengthening Transparency and Accountability in the Extractive Sector

25th July, 2019

The Popularisation of the DRC New Mining Code.

Turning the DRC Artisanal Cobalt into Development


Mineral Governance Barometer: Southern Africa


In the News

Glencore et La fermerture de MUMI : un chantage ou une réaction réelle aux défis du marché?

La compagnie Swisse Glencore a annoncé la fermeture imminente pour au moins deux ans de sa mine de Mutanda Mining (MUMI) dans la province de Lualaba en République Démocratique du[…]

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Glencore and the Shutting Down of MUMI: blackmail or a real reaction to the challenges of the market?

The Swiss company Glencore has announced the imminent closure of Mutanda Mining (MUMI) in Lualaba Province of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The reason given by Glencore is that[…]

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Official Statement on Silicosis and TB Class Action out of Court Settlement from Breathe Films and the Southern African Resource Watch

August 01, 2019 Breathe Films and the Southern Africa Resource Watch (SARW) welcome the judgement of The Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg, which has approved the historic five billion rands[…]

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“CSOs have fought for improved living conditions of communities & territorial entities in revised mining code. We are not afraid to call out attempts by provincial authorities to try and rob communities of their rights” Georges Bokondu, SARW
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CSOs denounce attempts by certain governors to use funds destined for decentralized territorial entities for their administrations. Press conference in Kinshasa Friday 23/08.
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In an open letter, CSOs ask Pr Tshisekedi to ensure that the mining code is respected and attempts by ministry of social affairs to hijack management of these funds are stopped. A press conference is held to explain facts in SARWs office in Kinshasa on Friday 23rd August.

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