The Congolese people in general, and local communities in particular, do not benefit from the exploitation of their mineral resources.

The conference brought together over 50 participants representing academia, civil society organisations, and representatives of regional economic communities. What emerged during the two-day discussions was that there is a huge leadership deficit in the region as a key enabler for a democratic developmental state.

Late last month, the Central American state of El Salvador made history as the first country in the world to ban metal mining. The decision by lawmakers to ban mining in the country came after a protracted struggle between activists and mining companies to protect the country’s dwindling water sources from pollution by mining projects.

During the UN Convention to Combat Desertification's COP11 in Windhoek, there will be a critical panel discussion on Better Land Use, Better Future for All - Partnering with civil society to enhance sustainable land management in Sub-Saharan Africa.

SADC-Parliamentary Forum adopts Southern Africa Resource Barometer

The largest mining investment in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) - by a consortium led by Freeport McMoran - has brought the people of Fungurume poverty not prosperity 

Mining giant responds to Coal vrs Communities report

“With this booklet we hope to motivate and inspire the next generation of San learners and students to follow in the footsteps of the role models from various San communities in Namibia and Botswana presented here, who have persevered in their personal journeys of academic achievement and community leadership.”

SARW’s mission is to ensure natural resource extraction contributes to sustainable development; that is, a development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs.

SARW related objectives are firstly, to monitor corporate and state conduct in the extraction, and beneficiation, of natural resources in southern Africa, in particular assessing to what extent these efforts contribute to sustainable development.

Mozambique activists learn to monitor and speak out

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