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.

Research Reports

Resource Insights

  • Global and regional mechanisms for natural resource governance such as Publish What you Pay (PWYP), Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), the Kimberley Certification Process (KCP), the U.S. Congress’ Frank-Dodd Act, and the African Mining Vision (AMV) have evolved against the backdrop of ideas and practices undergirding the resource curse.

Conference Report


  • History teaches us that Britain was the world’s largest empire and pre-eminent superpower during the 19th century. During this period, Britain built thriving global companies that cemented its economic dominance by exploiting the resources of its colonies and other countries.

Policy Briefs

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