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Announcement on New Funding Support to SARW from the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation

We are pleased to share with you great news on the new funding support to SARW by The Charles Stewart Mott Foundation towards our Business and Human Rights Programme. The regional project titled “ Development Finance for Community Environment and Justice Defenders in Southern Africa” is meant to promote business and human rights in SADC’s mining sector through the identification of best practices on effective and sustained community participation. Working with communities and mining companies, the project will establish new and strengthen existing grievance mechanisms relating to community participation in all stages of the mine cycle. Importantly, the project seeks to have mining companies and financial institutions play a critical role in the financing of community-based groups or human rights defenders in monitoring the state of human rights and environment in areas of operations, communication and reporting for collaborative partnerships.

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Vacancy: Programme Manager

About Us The Southern Africa Resources (SARW) is a leading civil society organisation in the governance of natural resources on the African continent. Through its programming,...

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Summary Report of the 5th Edition of the Alternative Mining Indaba of the Democratic Republic of Congo

From the 27th to the 28th of October 2021, the Southern Africa Resource Watch (SARW) organised the 5th edition of the Alternative Mining Indaba (AMI)...

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COP26 Should Call on Extractive Industries to be Proactive in Climate Adaptation and Mitigation Efforts Especially on the African Continent where their Activities are Dominant

PRESS RELEASE: The 26th Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change () in Glasgow takes place at a time when...

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HUMAN RIGHTS DAY 2021: Extractive industries must swiftly adopt a human rights-based approach to their operations

  10 December 2021 The extractive industry is a key economic sector in the growth and development of many African countries, but has not been able to...

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RAPPORT SYNTHÈSE DES TRAVAUX DE LA CINQUIÈME EDITION DE L’ALTERNATIVE MINING INDABA DE LA REPUBLIQUE DEMOCRATIQUE DU CONGO

 INTRODUCTION                                                                                                                                         Southern Africa Resource Watch (SARW) a organisé du 27 au 28 octobre 2021 à Pullman Grand Hôtel de Kinshasa, en partenariat avec Open Society...

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SADC countries must position natural resources for the purposes of fighting poverty

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic and the climate crisis are reversing decades of progress in the fight against...

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The South African government needs to act swiftly to formalise the Artisanal and Small-Scale Mining to curb illegal mining activities

The recent confrontation between law enforcement and people who were engaged in illegal mining activities in the North West, South Africa shows why the government...

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Copper belt Civil Society Mining Forum Cautions Government on the Suspension of Artisanal and Small-scale Mining Activities on Disused Mining Dump sites

Press Statement 

Ndola -Zambia – We wish to congratulate the United Party for National Development (UPND) and its President His Excellence Hakainde Hichilema for...

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SARW 2020 Annual report

As a result of the global Covid-19 pandemic, 2020 presented immeasurable difficulties for individuals and organisations alike. The pandemic has changed how we work, learn,...

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PRESS RELEASE- CIVIL SOCIETY ORGANISATIONS WORKING ON EXTRACTIVE RESOURCE GOVERNANCE ON THE COPPERBELT PROVINCE OF ZAMBIA LAUNCH “THE COPPERBELT CIVIL SOCIETY MINING FORUM”

Ndola-Zambia – In response to the visible negative impact of mining activities on Copperbelt communities, ten national and regional advocacy organisations have come together to...

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SARW’s RESPONSE TO THE CHAMBER OF MINES NAMIBIA MEDIA RELEASE OF 18 MARCH 2021

Re: Namibian Chamber of Mines observations on inaccuracies, faulty assumptions and allegations in the SARW Report. INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND: This document serves as the official Southern...

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Mining Workers’ Health Must be Prioritise before Profit

World Day for Safety and Health at Work 2021 28 April 2021

The COVID-19 global health crisis has exposed the lack of preparedness for disaster...

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REPORT OF THE ACADEMIC SESSION TO THE ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL

THE MINING CODE WITH REGARD TO THE IMPERATIVE OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT Kinshasa, April 22, 2021

The Economic and Social Council (CES) was established...

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RAPPORT DE LA SEANCE ACADEMIQUE AU CONSEIL ECONOMIQUE ET SOCIAL

LE CODE MINIER AU REGARD DE L’IMPERATIF DU DEVELOPPEMENT COMMUNAUTAIRE

Kinshasa, le 22 Avril 2021

Le Conseil Economique et Social (CES) a été...

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SARW’s message on International World Health Day 2021

International World Health Day 2021 comes as the world continues to reflect on the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on people’s health. The occasion is...

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How mineral resources can fuel the development of Africa in the context of post-Covid economic recovery

The UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) has estimated that Covid-19 has pushed 131 million people into destitution in 2020. Its long-term effects...

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SARW ANNUAL REPORT 2019

It  is with great pleasure the Southern Africa Resource Watch presents its first annual report as an independent watchdog that seeks to ensure that Africa, and...

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SADC Countries Should Draw Lessons From Each Other’s Experiences to Harness the Extractive Industry for People’s Benefit

The drama of the U.S election, previously lauded as the beacon of democracy, has grabbed the world’s attention as the incumbent, President Trump, has refused...

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SARW submission on Zambia’s mining legislation and policy framework

 SARW recently appeared before the legal review technical committee of the  Zambian Ministry of Mines and Minerals Development Act of 2015 (MMDA).  The...

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ACCOMPAGNEMENT DE LA CHEFFERIE DE BAYEKE PAR SARW DANS LES CONSULTATIONS DES COMMUNAUTES EN VUE DE LA SIGNATURE DU CAHIER DES CHARGES DE L’ENTREPRISE TENKE FUNGURUME MINING

SARW est engagé dans un processus de renforcement des capacités des Entités Territoriales Décentralisées (ETD) en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC). C’est dans ce cadre...

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Pursuing An Economic Independence Through the Control of Mineral Resources

Today we celebrate Africa Day at a time we are grappling with the health pandemic of COVID19. COVID 19 could reduce by more than half...

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First Quantum Minerals and the New Science Lab at Kyafukuma School

Southern Africa Resource Watch (SARW) commends First Quantum Minerals (FQM) on the decision to support the community of Kyafukuma1 by providing support to the education...

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Synthèse travaux société civile RDC

La Coordination des Actions des plaidoyers de la Société civile pour la gouvernance des Ressources naturelles s’est réunie, le jeudi 23 janvier 2020, dans la...

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Civil Society Organisations Working Together for Change in Zimbabwe’s Extractive Industries

Southern Africa Resource Watch (SARW) hosted a roundtable discussion for civil society organisations working on the extractive industries in Zimbabwe, particularly the mining sector, on...

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Revoke Lower Zambezi mine licence, demands Lange

THE Southern Africa Resource Watch has appealed for an advanced political intervention in the matter where a mining project is about to start in the...

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Civil Society Africa Mining Vision Conference: Evaluation of the AMV Ten Years in Existence

As part of its resource diplomacy and capacity development programmes, the Southern Africa Resource Watch (SARW) in partnership with Third World Network (TWN), Tax Justice...

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Colloquium on EITI Implementation in The Great Lakes Region

The Southern Africa Resource Watch (SARW) in partnership with ICGLR – Levy Mwanawasa Regional Centre for Democracy and Good Governance the technical and scientific organ...

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Colloquium on EITI Implementation in The Great Lakes Region

The Southern Africa Resource Watch (SARW) in partnership with ICGLR – Levy Mwanawasa Regional Centre for Democracy and Good Governance the technical and scientific organ...

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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...

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