Street view from the Carlton Hotel in Antananarivo, Madagascar
December 07th, 2015 -

Madagascar is rich in mineral resources, oil, gas, timber, blue economy, and fisheries but the population is one of the poorest on the continent. This week SARW is in Antananarivo, Madagascar to train MPs on their oversight role in the extractive industries. Thirty MPs, including the speaker of the National Assembly, will participate.

In Malawi, SARW, in partnership with Citizens for Justice and SADC-PF worked with Members of the Parliamentary Committee on Natural Resources, Energy and Mining to review the draft Mines and Minerals Bill to identify areas that need review and strengthening.

Kasulo is a township in the District of Kolwezi in the resource rich Katanga Province in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Kolwezi is home to the DRC’s biggest copper mining investment—the Chinese Sicomine, Suisse Glencore and the new mines company -- Africa Minerals (Nationalite).

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  • Dec 10th, 2015

    OSISA, through this project, will analyse mining legislations of 12 SADC countries to identify similarities, differences, innovations and best practices for peer-learning.

  • Nov 15th, 2015

    But unlike the nations on Botswana’s periphery, the regime is considered one of Africa’s ‘clean’ political diamonds, receiving the score of least corrupt country on the continent. It is important to get to the bottom of diamond mining in Botswana interrogating transparency and accountability.

  • Nov 15th, 2015

    There is expectation that banks undertake due diligence on their potential clients before they can fund them to support social and environmental accountability. Mining activities, if not properly managed can destroy the environment, illegally displace people; pollute air, soil, and water, as well as become the source of illicit financial flows.

  • Jul 28th, 2013

    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.

Monde Mxesibe,, Thom Pierce
Aug 18th, 2015

The mining industry contributes significantly to the hardship experienced by black women in rural areas of South Africa. For decades, mining houses have drawn in young black men for labour, only for many to return home sick, with little to show for years spent toiling underground.

State urged to come up with uranium policy
Jul 29th, 2015

GOVERNMENT should consider coming up with a clear policy on how to extract uranium at large-scale mining in Zambia that will enhance revenue generation from the mineral resource

African Network of Centers for Investigative Reporting
Jan 24th, 2015

Dans un puits de mine au fond baigné d’eau boueuse, 50 hommes donnent des coups de pelle sur les parois friables. D’autres tentent de ranimer une vieille pompe à eau afin de pouvoir drainer le puits et atteindre la couche de boue sous l’eau.

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.