SADC Extractive Industry Quarterly Monitor
This publication monitors and tracks issues of human rights, accountability, transparency, environment, conflict, corporate social responsibility, investment and corruption that affect growth of the extractive industry in Southern Africa. It encourages meaningful debates and conversations. This inaugural monitor analyses key issues ranging from power shortages in Lesotho, Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa that have resulted in major losses to mining companies and economies; the role played by resources in elections in Botswana and Mozambique; the new rush for gold in Zambia and Malawi; the emergence of Russia as a key player in the extractive sector in SADC, especially in Zimbabwe, Angola and Mozambique; to artisanal mining in the DRC and Zimbabwe.
Civil Society Africa Mining Vision Conference Recommendations
African Civil Society organisations working in the mining sector met from October 23 to 25 in Johannesburg to assess progress made by countries towards the implementation of the Africa Mining Vision (AMV), an agreed development framework to transform the management of the continent‘s diverse and abundant mineral resources in the past decade by all interested stakeholders. Progress reviews of the implementation of the AMV ensures the vision is kept alive and contributes towards its promotion, implementation and actualisation by African governments. This report, compiled by the Southern Africa Resource Watch, contains recommendations of the review meeting.