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.


Monitor corporate and state conduct in the extraction and beneficiation of natural resources in Southern Africa, and assess to what extent these activities uplift the economic conditions of the region’s communities.

Generate and consolidate research and advocacy on natural resource extraction in Southern Africa.

Create informed awareness of the specific dynamics of natural resources in Southern Africa, building a distinctive understanding of the regional geo-political dynamics of resource economics.

Provide a platform of action, coordination and organisation for communities, activists, researchers, policy-makers, corporations, regional and global governing bodies in the watching and strengthening of corporate and state accountability in extractive industries.

Engage with and support government on building accountable and transparent management of extractive resources.

Build capacity for communities, civil society, parliaments, and media to hold governments and corporations to account, and to participate in decisions about resource management.

Advocate and promote human rights and environmental protection in resource extraction activities.


SARWatch and its Civil Society Partners Popularise the New Mining Code of the Democratic Republic of Congo

This new mining code continues to raise negative reactions from major mining companies regarding various concerns submitted to the head of state.

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SARWatch Participates in Publish What You Pay (PWYP) Global Assembly

“A real reflection of people’s movement, dedicated to changing the course of history.” – Ngoy Mango

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PRESS: SARW Urges the Zambian Government not to Sell its 20% Shareholding in its Joint Venture with First Quantum Mine

This would be a mistake and a departure from what is happening elsewhere on the continent.

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