Governing Africa's Natural Resources: The Resource Curse Revisited

Many African countries possess abundant oil and minerals. While this may seem like a blessing, the influential “resource curse” hypothesis holds that natural resource abundance hinders political and economic development. Resource-rich countries are said to be more prone to negative outcomes ranging from slow economic growth, underinvestment in human capital, and environmental degradation to corruption, authoritarian rule, and violent conflict.
SARW Date: 
Friday, June 21, 2013 - 23:15

Improve Sustainable Land Management Policy and practice interaction through civil society capacity building

The threats to sustainable land management practices are complex and require active engagement of local communities and civil society organizations in crafting practical policy responses at national, regional and international level.

SARW Date: 
Monday, July 8, 2013 - 08:45

Impact of the EITI on transparency and accountability in southern and East Africa

On 21st May 2012, the first regional conference for southern and East Africa on the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) was held in Cape Town. Jointly organised by the EITI International Secretariat and the Southern Africa Resource Watch (SARW), the conference brought together representatives from national EITI secretariats, civil society organisations and mining companies from across southern and East Africa.


Platinum Rich Mining Company Announces Expansion Plans

A new mine is to be established near Ma-gogwe Village, on the eastern limb of the Bushveld Igneous Complex. 

Platinum Rich holds a 65% share in the new Nkopela Mine. The balance of the equity is held by the Nkopela Consortium (26 %) and the PRT Trust (9%). One of the non-executive directors of Platinum Rich is is the former Minister of Min-erals and Energy. The Nkopela Consortium is made up of historically disadvantaged Compa-nies and Trusts. 



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