Alternative Mining Indaba #AMI2020


Covid-19 and Mining in South Africa


Covid-19 and Mining in Zimbabwe



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


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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Artisanal Miners Robbed in Broad Daylight: Zimbabwe gold monopoly as a conduit to canalise forex and cannibalise bodies
Reflections on the Regulation and Control of Strategic Minerals of Artisanal Exploitation in the Democratic Republic of Congo
Southern Africa Extractive Quarterly Monitor, 2nd Issue, January-April 2020
The Political Economy of Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining in Zimbabwe: The problem of Formalisation


18Nov, 20
4th Alternative mining Indaba for the DRC

Event Date: 18 - 19 November 2020

Location: Pullman Grand Karavia Hotel, Lubumbashi, DRC

En raison des restrictions contre la Covid19, nous ne pouvons pas accueillir plus de 70 personnes dans la salle de conférence. Nous organiserons donc une conférence hybride avec la plupart des participants suivant en ligne pendant que les conférenciers et les animateurs seront physiquement dans la salle de conférence. Si, après votre inscription, vous ne recevez pas d'invitation personnalisée de SARW, veuillez-vous inscrire au webinaire :

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Due to Covid19 restrictions, we are unable to accommodate more the 70 people in the conference room. We will therefore hold a hybrid conference with most participants following online while speakers and facilitators will physically be in the conference room. If, after registration, you do not receive a personalized invitation from SARW, kindly register for the webinar:

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Policy Dialogue
Community Radio and mining in Zambia