South African Banks Footprint in  SADC Mining Projects
February 15th, 2017

South African Banks are often key funders of a number of mining companies. Questions abound on the nature of these deals and the lack of transparency that surrounds them.

ARGOR gold
May 10th, 2016

SARW organises a conference on the case known as Argor, a Swiss Gold rafiney. The Argor Case is a case in which it refined nearly three tons of Congolese gold between 2004 and 2005 without complying with the due diligence principle or wondering whether the gold was legally or illicitly traded. Argor was taken to the Swiss Confederation Court by international NGOs. After years of investigation, the case was dismissed in March 2015, as the Congolese State failed to appear as plaintiff. This case exposes regrettably the inability of the Congolese State to claim on time, even when the conditions are in its favour, its property rights over its own property that has been illegally traded.

July 06th, 2015
July 06th, 2015

Are sub-Saharan Africa’s abundant mineral and fuel resources undermining prospects for devel­opment in the region?

Where Did Africa’s Resource Curse Go?
July 06th, 2015

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.

October 20th, 2014
Due to their relative isolation and their poor integration into Belgian-Congolese colonial structures as well as their resistance to mass recruitment into the colonial industrial or military-secu
October 20th, 2014
During these tumultuous times, the gold price on world markets suddenly soared.
October 20th, 2014
One of the Belgian legacies that the Congolese had to overcome was the lack of évolués,14 which resulted in a shortage of Congolese with professional training, managerial experience, higher-level
October 20th, 2014
When the Congolese finally achieved independence in 1960, they may have gained a measure of political freedom, but economically the umbilical cord through which Belgium and Belgian investors had
October 20th, 2014
The net profits realised from the mines in 1920 were 22 million Belgian Francs.
October 20th, 2014
In 1903, the Congolese were still suffering heavily under King Leopold’s homicidal ghosts when two Australian explorers discovered the gold along the Angola River at Moto in today’s Ituri Distric
October 20th, 2014
The lessons from the ‘Who is Who’ chapter (see below) are that the Congolese economy suffers from three major shortcomings in relation to the exploitation of gold:
October 20th, 2014
Establishing the legal claims to Congo’s gold only sets the stage for the ultimate issue the SARW was attempting to discover – who is benefitting from Congo’s gold?
October 20th, 2014
Since the Congo achieved independence in 1960, its gold has financed numerous rebellions and enriched militia leaders, warlords, renegade military officers and corrupt political leaders.
October 20th, 2014
Based on the findings from its lengthy research and analysis, SARW urges Congolese policy-makers to consider the following recommendations, which are designed
Congo’s Golden web
October 20th, 2014

This report completes the ground breaking series by describing all aspects of the commercialization of Congolese gold.

Governing the Resource Curse in Africa
August 08th, 2014

Global and regional mechanisms for natural resource governance such as PWYP, EITI, KCP, Frank-Dodd Act, and the AMV have evolved against the backdrop of ideas and practices undergirding the resource curse.

August 07th, 2014

This process was conducted to collect communities’ views on the draft MMP. This objective was achieved. The process of analyzing the data/information collected was quite a difficult one.

August 07th, 2014

This was an excellent exercise and learning process many who were involved, including the coordination team. It is important to highlight the learning points, which include:

August 07th, 2014

The District has a population of about 298,352. It has one additional town called Maputsoe and Matukeng, it hosts the most important market in the country by the name of Hlotse.

August 07th, 2014

The District has a population of about 256,496, it is also the home to the Kome Cave Dwellers, in the  west it borders with Free State, while domestically , the district share its borders with the

August 07th, 2014

The District has a short border with Kwazulu-Natal. Domestically, it borders with Qu Thing in the southwest, Mohale’s Hoek in the west and Thaba-Tseka in the north.

August 07th, 2014

The District has a population of about 227,880, it is the capital City of Lesotho, and there are some mining activities around the district, though not at a larger scale.

August 07th, 2014

The District has a population of about 193,682 and shares the border in the west with Free State while locally with Maseru in the northeast and Mohale’s Hoek in the southeast.

August 07th, 2014

The District has a population of 129,137, in the eastern part it shares the border with KwaZulu-Natal and domestically, it shares boundaries with, Mokhotlong in the northeast, Leribe in the north,

August 07th, 2014

The District has a population of about 109,529, it Borders with Free State in the North. Internally it shares boundaries with Mokhotlong and Leribe.

August 06th, 2014

The District has the highest terrain in the Maloti Range and the source of the Sengu River, Lesotho’s primary watershed.

August 06th, 2014

The District has a population of about 174,924. It borders South Africa’s Free State and Eastern Cape in the east and south respectively.

August 06th, 2014

The Qu Thing District is also known as Moyne, meaning the place of the wind. It borders with the following districts; Mohale’s Hoek District in the north and Quacha’s Nek in the north east.

August 06th, 2014

During the consultations there were issues which consistently came up in all the district consultations.

August 06th, 2014

How it was done?

The methodology was simple;

August 06th, 2014

In recognition of the increasingly important role of communities in resource management on the continent, and in particular, mining communities, the Ministry of Mines, with the support of SARW and

mining helmet
August 06th, 2014

The Lesotho government is reviewing its 1961 Mining and Minerals Policy (MMP).  The review presents a unique opportunity for Lesotho to improve mineral resource

August 06th, 2014
  1. Africa continue to bleed billions in mining tax revenue- by Boitshepo Majube
August 06th, 2014
  • The participants were given the floor to contribute to the discussion. A Media person from Botswana said in his view, the vision has been a document for officials only.
August 06th, 2014

The discussions in this session had opening remarks from Fabian Nkomo(trade unionist), Mantoe Phakanti (journalist) and Mutuso Dhliwayo (CSO activist) with Yao Graham moderating

August 06th, 2014

Glen Mpufane opened his presentation with information about his global union, INDUSTRIALL, showing how its 50 million members in 140 countries are spread across the mineral value c

August 06th, 2014

Oliver Maponga was the resource person for this session.

August 06th, 2014

Oliver Maponga: In reference to Samantha’s presentation, Oliver wanted to clarify about the elements that Samantha indicated that they were missing in the AMV, among them gender issues and climate

August 06th, 2014

The presentations were on Community Concerns and the AMV by Claude Kabemba of Southern Africa Resource Watch (SARW) and Samantha Hargreaves of Women in Mining (WOMIN).

August 06th, 2014
  • One participant agreed that indeed issues of taxation in the mining sector are complicated and one needs proper understanding to effectively deal with the issues.
August 06th, 2014
  • His presentation noted that the major problem in the Sub-Saharan Africa is how to mobilise domestic revenue and overdependence on donors.
August 06th, 2014

The first presentation in this session was by Saviour Mwambwa of Tax Justice Network Africa. After an initial overview of mineral taxation in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) the presenter

August 06th, 2014
  • There was a concern that the African Mining Vision is gender blind and also silent on climate change.
August 06th, 2014

The first speaker in this session was Yao Graham of TWN-Africa. His presentation was on the “Context of the AMV” (Powerpoint attached).

Building Constituency for the Realisation of the Africa Mining Vision
August 06th, 2014

35 persons, mainly trade unionists, CSO activists and journalists from Southern Africa took part in the 2 day constituency building workshop

July 07th, 2014

Regimes around natural resource governance are of recent vintage, germinating in the inhospitable environments of civil wars, war-lordism, and state collapse.  The targets of these regimes have ove

July 07th, 2014

The plethora of global resource sector governance initiatives and institutions are complemented by mechanisms that are gradually evolving in Africa.

July 07th, 2014

Since 2008, the U.S.

July 07th, 2014

The KPCs was crafted to address the role of diamonds in fuelling violent conflicts in Angola and Sierra Leone.

July 07th, 2014

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) is the most prominent norm of extractive industries transparency.  Established at the World Summit for Sustainable Development in Johannesbu

July 07th, 2014

The PWYP coalition of civil society actors was galvanized by a 1999 Global Witness report that highlighted the questionable role of foreign business actors in Angola’s civil war.

July 07th, 2014

As stated above, transnational norm entrepreneurs responded to the escalation of civil conflicts in Africa in the late 1990s by encouraging public and private actors in the extractive industries to

July 07th, 2014

As part of the global normative revolution, transparency regimes have been pivotal in pushing the conceptual and policy envelopes around natural resource governance.

July 07th, 2014

Transnational processes have spurred ideas, practices, and networks that seek solutions to new and old global problems.  At the centre of these processes have been attempts to manage global problem

July 01st, 2014

Armstrong P, Nick Segal and Ban Davies (2005). Corporate Governance: South Africa, a

pioneer in Africa.  Johannesburg: South African Institute of International Affairs.

July 01st, 2014
June 30th, 2014

Amafuta yankalamu and Chendamaunga communities are located west of Luanshya and in the peri-urban area.

June 30th, 2014

Action Aid. (2008) Precious Metal,  The impact of Anglo Platinum  on poor communities in Limpopo. ActionAid South Africa

June 30th, 2014
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Natural resources that are immedi-ately available to a community are land, clean water, trees, wildlife and clean air.

June 19th, 2014

Past relations between Britain and Africa provide us with two possibilities.

June 19th, 2014

Some of the most serious contestations around mining activities in Africa in recent decades have involved British companies, including the Marikana ma

June 19th, 2014

The second reality depicts Africa as the world’s poorest continent, where the majority of people live with no access to clean water, decent health car

June 19th, 2014

In Angola, for example, the British government has failed to criticise the lack of transparency and accountability of – and the human rights abuses pe

Can Britain Break with its Colonial Past?
June 19th, 2014

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.

Investigation by civil society into mining investments in the Democratic Republic of Congo
June 09th, 2014

How the mining companies Freeport McMoran Copper & Gold and GlencoreXstrata and their audit firms Ernst & Young, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Deloitte favour tax evasion in DRC

February 26th, 2014
Clearly, governments need to tackle corruption and try to ensure that policies and profits benefit all the people, not just the elite few.
February 26th, 2014
And governments and civil society on the continent are reflecting on the current state of the extractive industry and discussing different models to ensure that Africa benefits as much as possibl
February 26th, 2014
The end of the cold war and the failure of the structural adjustment programmes paved the way for the wave of democratisation that swept across much of the continent in the early 1990s.
M yths and Mining: The reality of resource governance in Africa
February 26th, 2014
There are two economic realities on the African continent today.
KIMBERLEY PROCESS Reimagining responsibilities and definitions in a changing mining sector
October 30th, 2013

Contains the most compelling arguments why the KP must adapt or lose its relevance.

Southern Africa Resource Barometer
October 29th, 2013

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

Peace Agreements and Conflict Minerals in the DRC
August 29th, 2013

The Southern Africa Resource Watch (SARW) organised a major consultative conference in Kinshasa on 2-3 May, 2013 to discuss the impact of key peace agreements and the trade in conflict minerals in

April 16th, 2013

Gold miners in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) no longer fear homicidal warlords and militias but they are still being ruthlessly exploited – by a plague of corrupt government of

 Impact of the EITI on transparency and accountability in southern and East Africa
October 04th, 2012

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.

August 28th, 2012
Although these working conditions show that working conditions at Chinese-owned enterprises are often poor, it is not always clear that Chinese firms are much different from those owned by other
August 24th, 2012

In its first ground breaking research report into artisanal gold mining in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the Southern Africa Resource Watch (SARW) demonstrated how the industr

August 24th, 2012
The pattern discerned through much of this chapter, of uneven responses, is also true of responses to HIV and AIDS, which has come to be seen as a core test of corporate social responsibility in
August 24th, 2012
Abkowitz, A (2009), “China Buts the World,” Fortune. 
Africa-China-US Dialogue (2006),” Brenthurst Discussion Papers, No. 6 
August 24th, 2012
China trade with Africa will continue to grow. More credit for Africa to access natural resources will continue, and China is expected to step up its infrastructure building in Africa.
August 24th, 2012
China’s readiness to support infrastructural development has earned Beijing the sup.port from African politicians who are desperate to show some successes to their elec.torates.
August 24th, 2012
The central challenge for African governments is to ensure that interaction with China is mutually beneficial, both politically and economically.
August 24th, 2012
The evidence presented here clearly sug gests that some of the concerns which are expressed about Chinese enterprises’ labour practices in Africa and their attitudes to CSR are legitimate.
August 24th, 2012
The clearest indication of China’s goals is offered by a closer look at some of its agree.ments with Southern African countries.
August 24th, 2012
Both allies and opponents of China’s presence tend to assume that it has an important political impact. 
 
August 24th, 2012
China enters the continent at a time when civil society is questioning why resources (especially minerals) are not contributing significantly to the development and growth of Africa’s cities and
August 24th, 2012
Despite the qualifications expressed in the previous paragraph, the relationship be.tween China and the countries researched here has repeatedly been presented as a de.velopment partnership, not
August 24th, 2012
In several of the countries studied, China’s role as a partner dates back to struggles against colonialism and this reinforces the notion of the relationship as a continuation of past partnership
August 24th, 2012
China’s relationship with Africa in general and Southern Africa in particular, is more complicated than it might seem. 
 
August 24th, 2012
The Congolese mining industry is governed by the Mining Code, Law No. 007/2002 of 11 July 2002, and by the subsequent mining regulations enacted by Decree No. 038/2003 of 26 March 2003.
August 24th, 2012
1 Castel-Branco, C N China em África: Notas de abertura da Conferência do IESE e SAIIA, September 2010.
August 24th, 2012
China has made huge investments in Zambia’s extractive industry in the last five to six years.
August 24th, 2012
During the early 1990s, direct trade relations between China and South Africa were initiated, and within a relatively short period of time, two-way trade increased signif.icantly.
August 24th, 2012
Chinese investment has focused on various sectors, reflecting Beijing’s attempts to promote Chinese companies overseas. 
 
August 24th, 2012
Chinese investment in the mining sector in the DRC can be divided into three phases: the phase of artisanal mining, of smelters or semi-industrial mining, and
August 24th, 2012
Financial relations between China and Angola grew in late 2003, when a framework agreement for new economic and commercial co-operation was formally signed by the Angolan Ministry of Finance and
August 24th, 2012
Information gathered from our case studies suggests that China is no better – but no worse – than other investors in Southern Africa.
August 24th, 2012
Angolan law gives the state a monopoly of all mining activities, including exploration and exploitation of all mineral resources. Companies are expected to obtain a license to mine.
August 24th, 2012
consistent theme of this study has been the extent to which the limited devel.opmental impact of Chinese investment is the responsibility of the Southern Afr
August 24th, 2012
China’s key interest in Africa is to source raw materials to fuel its economic growth. Given this, we should expect Chinese enterprises to show little interest in environ.mental sustainability.
August 24th, 2012
Do Chinese enterprises contribute to the societies in which they extract resources?
August 24th, 2012
ZIMASCO employs 2794 people. Of these, only three are Chinese at the managerial level.
August 24th, 2012
The patterns identified thus far are serious indictments of some Chinese companies’ approach to labour relations in the region.
August 24th, 2012
The qualifications offered above do not alter the reality that, at many of the Chinese-owned firms studied, working conditions are poor. 
 
August 24th, 2012
How socially responsible is Chinese investment in Southern Africa? Does it re.spect worker rights and contribute to society? 
 
August 24th, 2012
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We have noted that the evidence shows that Chinese investment is neither an unqual.ified benefit for the economies of the region, nor simply a neo-colonial plundering of local resources.
August 24th, 2012
The evidence gathered thus far clearly warns against too positive an assessment of the impact of the Chinese economic presence in the region.
August 24th, 2012
Does China’s role in Africa – and particularly Southern Africa – promote devel.opment or is it purely a form of exploitation, fuelling Chinese growth at the ex
August 24th, 2012
1 Shubin, V.: ANC A View from Moscow, Mayibuye Books, Cape Town, 1999, p.68. 
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August 24th, 2012
China’s foray into Africa since the turn of the century has been remarkable, with trade volumes increasing ten-fold and the Chinese government identifying Africa as the fu.ture engine of global g
August 24th, 2012
What is the scale of Chinese investment in Africa generally and in the countries we have studied? What form does it take?
August 24th, 2012
The use, management and exploitation of natural resources in Mozambique are reg.ulated by a complex web of institutions, policies, strategies, laws, and regulations. 
August 24th, 2012
The country studies were, understandably, concerned to make recommendations which assumed that the relationship between China and Southern African countries was a commercial one (rather than an e
August 24th, 2012
How could the problems and challenges identified by this study be addressed?
August 24th, 2012
  1. Further information about mining regulation can be found on the CTCPM website:
August 24th, 2012
As Chinese officials point out, South Africa’s highly developed legal system sets it apart from other African countries.
August 24th, 2012
The current mining policy was adopted in 1995, and with it came a major shift in the mining sector, as the new policy encouraged foreign investment in exploration and new large-scale developments
August 24th, 2012
The current mining policy was adopted in 1995, and with it came a major shift in the mining sector, as the new policy encouraged foreign investment in exploration and new large-scale developments
August 24th, 2012
General mining policy seeks to sustain development of the country’s mineral resources and create employment opportunities.
August 24th, 2012
Limits to the legal framework and implementation problems are, as noted earlier, not the only constraint to developmental Chinese investment.
August 24th, 2012
The preceding section shows that the countries studied have substantial policy and legislative regimes with which to regulate foreign investment, and that by China in particular.
August 24th, 2012
One theme in this study is that Chinese investment can potentially make a develop.mental impact, but that it is not anywhere near reaching its development potential – concrete changes are needed
August 24th, 2012
The working conditions in Chinese enterprises were a particular cause for concern, and many recommendations were proposed to ensure improvements in these conditions.
August 24th, 2012
This report has argued repeatedly that Chinese investment will not trigger sustained de.velopment unless host countries become more active in legislating to ensure a fit between Chinese resources
August 24th, 2012
  1. Stiglitz, J.: “Globalisation and its Discontents,” Penguin, London, 2002, p.214. 
August 24th, 2012
China’s growing appetite for oil and raw materials has been a major boost for African producers.
August 24th, 2012
Legislative and policy shortcomings are, however, not the most important constraint.
August 24th, 2012
The evidence presented by all our studies tells a clear story – the problems associated with Chinese investment are primarily domestic problems. 
 
August 24th, 2012
China has prioritised Africa as a strategic partner at both the political and economic level, but the China-Africa economic relationship is still in its infanc
August 22nd, 2012
On 27 February 2012, SARW organised a workshop in Kinshasa on the American Law "Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act", widely known as the "Frank Dodd Law" , taken from the name of the
Win win partnership?
August 14th, 2012

People’s Republic of China (PRC) has prioritised Africa as a strategic partner at both the political and economic levels, while seeking to link African commodity and consumer markets to China’s growing economy

August 14th, 2012
China has been modernising its economy away from an inefficient socialist mode of production to a dynamic and vibrant free market system since 1978.
August 14th, 2012
While China continues to provide aid to selected African countries, Beijing has shifted its Cold War emphasis to provide official loans with government-subsidised interest rates, and to develop c
August 14th, 2012
“Globalisation today is not working for many of the world’s poor. It is not working for much of the environment.
August 14th, 2012
According to some observers, the evidence of China’s growing African involvement suggests a strategy devised to secure access to the continent’s abundant resources through a combination of soft p
August 14th, 2012
Historically, the availability of raw materials on the African continent has been a strong motivator for external involvement.3 The colonial period was characterised by a focus on mineral exploit
August 14th, 2012
The major objective of this study was to assess the nature and scope of Chinese in.vestments in the natural resource sector in Southern Africa, and how these activities affect the communities the
Freeport McMoran versus the People of Fungurume
April 25th, 2012

The Tenke Fungurume Mining (TFM) company controls a 1,600 square kilometre mining concession in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

February 02nd, 2012

Mozambique has attracted two of the world’s largest mining companies – Brazil’s Companhia Vale do Rio Doce (Vale) and the Anglo-Australian multinational Rio Tinto – to extract coal from the huge fi

Open Policy: Coal vs Communities
January 27th, 2012

Mozambique has attracted two of the world’s largest mining companies – Brazil’s Companhia Vale do Rio Doce (Vale) and the Anglo-Australian multinational Rio Tinto – to extract coal from the huge fi

January 08th, 2012
While governments tend to talk of China’s role as that of a benevolent development partner, our research revealed substantial evidence that the relationship’s developmen.tal impact is often far m
Nationalising the Mines in South Africa
July 04th, 2011

Southern Africa Resource watch and the  Centre for Policy Studies organized a conference on the nationalization  of mines which was attended by all political parties with the exception of the rulin

September 29th, 2010

Since the discovery of copper deposits in Zambia during the 1930s, copper has spelled both doom and boom for the country’s social, political and economic activities.

Governance and radioactivity managing namibia uranium resources
September 02nd, 2010

Increased demands for resources around the world have attracted significant new investment in Africa’s extractive industries, covering mining, oil and gas, timber and fishing.

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The water quality in buildings is completely safe for drinking. Data taken in July 2008 shows that the actual iron content was 0.02 mg/l while the maximum permitted should be 2mg/l.

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Before launching into a study of  the social responsibility activities of  Mozal and Sasol directly, it is appropriate to locate these in the wider context of trade and investment relations between

August 24th, 2010

Conflict Management Tools: Stages in the development of a conflict 

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  • Only larger mining corporations provide some level of health, social welfare, education and infrastructure to surrounding communities.
August 24th, 2010

Arising from the discussion in this chapter, the following recommendations are offered.

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Employment in the copper mines in general is male-dominated, with many women taking nursing, secr

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Before privatisation, ZCCM was running the Kalulushi Mine primary school for the benefit of the children of mine employees and the general public.

August 24th, 2010

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.

August 24th, 2010

Successful community organisation unites the community around a com-mon cause or core problem instead of dividing it.

August 24th, 2010

Successful community organisation unites the community around a com-mon cause or core problem instead of dividing it.

August 24th, 2010

NEEDS: Communities are composed of different people with different needs.

August 24th, 2010

Intra-Personal Conflict. This kind of conflict takes place inside of us as persons and usually occurs when there is a difficult choice to be made.

August 24th, 2010

A community might be very unhappy about mining and the impact of min-ing on the environment and on the community.

August 24th, 2010

Stage 1: Pre-Conflict 

August 24th, 2010

The relationships between the parties in the above example may be mapped: 

August 24th, 2010

Conflict Tree 

August 24th, 2010

The KGOTLA/CATTLE KRAAL 

south african mining companies southern africa
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Africa is a poor continent, rich in resources.

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The end of the apartheid regime signalled a new way of doing business within the mining sector in South Africa. It meant overhauling a system which had largely benefited from unfair labour practices, wage differentiation along racial lines, human rights abuses, land expropriation from the indigenous population (often without compensation) and lack of ownership and participation of host communities and the majority of the citizens in the profits generated by companies.

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Carefully analyze the above chart. 

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Step 7: Mine Closure and comple-tion. Mining is not sustainable be-cause mineral reserves are finite.

August 24th, 2010

Stage 6: Operationalising the mine: The mine is now a situation where it can begin to produce the mineral that is being mined.

August 24th, 2010

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

August 24th, 2010

1. Does this article make any mention of the affected community? (Discuss). 

August 24th, 2010

Our experience has taught us that the following issues lead to injustice and conflict over mining: 

August 24th, 2010

Our experience has shown that the causes behind the conflict over our mineral resources are: 

August 24th, 2010

Magogwe villagers stopped Platinum Rich Company exploration drilling rigs on 12 September with the sup-port of other village communities. 

August 24th, 2010

Step 1: Consulting the community: The mining company must con-sult the community on whose land it intends to operate.

August 24th, 2010
  1. After reading the story of Magogwe villagers resisting explora-tion by Platinum Rich Company discuss the mistakes the com-pany made that led to o
August 24th, 2010

According to Chapter 2, The Bill of Rights: 

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Stakeholders refers to people/communities/groups who have a „stake‟ in the development and can be divided into two groups: 

August 24th, 2010

In different SADC countries there is different forms of participation in the extractive industries: 

August 24th, 2010

Community exercise: Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each model, and determine which model is most suitable for your community. 

August 24th, 2010

The MPRDA says that mining com-panies must „consult‟ with communi-ties before they start prospecting and mining operations on community land.

August 24th, 2010

Communities must accept that meet-ing with a mining company is not a once off thing that only happens when a mine starts up.

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As stated in the section on the privatisation process, the Mines and Minerals Act

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The major objective of this study is to investigate the conduct of Metorex’s activities in Zambia and how they affect the communities where they operate.

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Although South African mining companies are showing signs of progression from the history of poor corporate governance, most companies are still falling short of expectations with cases of corrupti

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The consultative process which precedes communities’ relocations is often insufficient and therefore deficient.

August 24th, 2010

Affected mining communities tend to have a multiplicity of structures claiming to be the legitimate voice of the communities. Notable structures include:

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The section 21 companies and other structures financially dependent on mining companies for their existence are at the centre of conflicts within the affected communities.

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The one-on-one negotiations led by a consulting specialist appointed by companies to determine compensation for household monetary value and loss of communal production with homeowners is inadequat

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  • South African mining companies set annual targets for their consumption of water and energy, and waste management, and report on these issues in their periodic environmental assessments.
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  • The South African mining industry is still white male dominated. Targets set in the Charter for inclusion of blacks and women are rather low and slow.
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Stage 1: Consulting the community: The mining company must consult the community on whose land it intends to operate.

The Politics of Reforming Zambia’s Mining Tax Regime
July 31st, 2009

Through out the history of copper mining in Zambia, the mining companies have been the major source of revenue to the government.

 Impact of the Global Financial Crisis on Mining in Southern Africa
June 30th, 2009

It is projected that if the economy does not improve within the next two years, more than half a million mineworkers in the region will lose their jobs.

Kimberley Process Certification Scheme: Compliance and limitations in Southern Africa
June 17th, 2009

The proponents of the KPCS argue that it has played a key role in ending wars in the region.

Timber trade malawi
May 29th, 2009

The Forestry Department in Malawi, which is responsible for all forestry matters, was established in 1942.

March 11th, 2009

This report has been compiled by a group of African and international civil society organisations concerned about the lack of transparency in mining contracts, as well as the revenue that national

Guidelines for Contract Revisions in the DRC
June 17th, 2008

These guidelines provide a framework, which the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) government can use to ensure that the revision of contracts is fair, just and transparent.

June 17th, 2008

In October 2006, the Zimbabwean press broke news of a diamond finding in the remote district of Marange, in the eastern province of Manicaland.1 This immediately precipitated a scramble for the pre

Copper boom Zambia boom whom ?
June 17th, 2008

Zambia was the first country on the African continent to produce copper and its economy has historically been heavily dependent on the mining of copper and cobalt. Once a middle-income country, Zambia began to slide into poverty in the 1970s when copper prices declined on the world market.

Malawi and its Minerals
June 17th, 2008

Malawi is not known historically to be well endowed with mineral wealth.

June 04th, 2008
Government’s tax revenue
 
June 04th, 2008
Copper mining and processing is not kind to the environment.
June 04th, 2008
There is no escaping the fact that Zambia and its people have not profited from the copper boom to the extent that foreign investors have.
June 04th, 2008
Undoubtedly, the mining of copper has impacted both positively and negatively on the lives of Zambians.
November 04th, 2007
The government unbundled the ZCCM and sold its assets in business packages on the advice of German-based firm Kienbaum Development Services. The latter was contracted
November 04th, 2007
Zambia’s economic development since the 1920s has been heavily dependent on the copper mining industry.
October 24th, 2007
Out of the nine foreign firms with development agreements operating in Zambia, seven were sold to foreign investors under the privatisation programme.
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