How the mining companies and audit firms collude to evade tax in DRC
June 19th, 2014 - Dr. Claude Kabemba

The Southern Africa Resource Watch (SARW), together with Congolese Civil Society organisations working in the extractive industries undertook an investigation to ascertain the sincerity of capital investment declarations made by mining companies in the DRC.

Barometer is a set of clear principles for measuring transparency, accountability and equity in the exploitation of the region’s vast natural resources

SARW has started its capacity building progranmme of parliaments in Southern Africa using the resource barometer.

The illegal trade in natural resources, especially minerals in the east of the DRC, is one of the factors that contribute to political instability and make it difficult to consolidate peace and democracy.

For the past three years SARW has been working with four communities, two in Zambia and two in the Democratic Republic of Congo, using this toolkit.

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July 25th, 2014
Tracking the Impact of Industrial Gold Extraction on Socio-economic Development in Zimbabwe and the Democratic Republic of Congo

Much of the work of OSISA’s Southern Africa Resource Watch project is premised on the idea that in countries where there is an abundance of natural resources, and where benefits are not equitably distributed, conflict often thrives.  Southern Africa is facing serious challenges in the management of its mineral resources.

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  • Barometer is a set of clear principles for measuring transparency, accountability and equity in the exploitation of the region’s vast natural resources

  • Gold miners in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) no longer fear homicidal warlords and mil

  • May 13th, 2014

    SARW has started its capacity building progranmme of parliaments in Southern Africa using the resource barometer.

  • Nov 30th, 2013

    This was the first training activity and attracted of total of thirty (30) participants of which 16 were males while 14 accounted for females. The total budget that was incurred to undertake this event was USD 1,176 (ZMW6, 440).

  • Nov 01st, 2013
    En date du 16 octobre 2013, les organisations de la société civile impliquées dans les questions des ressources naturelles ont reçu vingt Députés nationaux à l’hôtel Sultani de Kinshasa.
  • Aug 09th, 2013

    This project seeks to strengthen mass media in southern Africa and increase their coverage of topical issues relating to extractive industries in the region.

  • Aug 04th, 2013

    The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has endorsed various international initiatives to promote transparency, good governance, and traceability mechanisms in the exploitation of natural resources.

  • Aug 04th, 2013

    This project seeks to strengthen mass media in southern Africa and increase their coverage of topical issues relating to extractive industries in the region. In this endeavour, the project intends to use innovative media training, coaching and networking to improve the understanding and abilities amongst regional mass media in specialised newsgathering and investigative journalism in the area of extractive industries.

  • Jul 28th, 2013

    The barometer is being designed as a monitoring tool to support the oversight work of parliament and the activities of civil society.

Illicit financial flows impeding Zambia's economy
May 08th, 2014

TAX Justice Network Africa says rampant illicit financial flows in Zambia's mining tax regime have continued to impede the country's economic growth.

SARW urges govt to keep an eye on KCM
Apr 15th, 2014

SOUTHERN Africa Resource Watch says the government must keep an eye on KCM and act decisively to protect Zambians' interests in the mine.

SADC-PF/SARW Launch Southern Africa Resource Barometer
Mar 12th, 2014

Towards Enhancing Parliamentary Legislative and Oversight Role in Extractive Industries Sector

map of lower zambezi national park
Jan 25th, 2014

SARW says lands and environmental protection Minister Harry Kalaba should not mislead the country