Thursday, Aug 10th, 2017

In the face of cultural and social erosion and erasure, the San continue to hold fast to the traditions, dances and ancient songs which form the core of their identity as a people.

Alternative Mining Indaba(DRC): Memorandum for the Attention of the Governor of Lualaba Province

By Claude Kabemba

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

Victory for Activists in El-Salvador: A precedent for Southern Africa?

By Tiseke Kasambala

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.

Kojo Busia of the Africa Minerals Development Centre moderated the discussion th

Southern Africa Mineral Governance Barometer Launched at #AMI2017

By Dorothy Brislin

Today’s governments are challenged with creating new approaches to governance that enable them to better exploit the developmental potential provided by mineral resources. Establishing regulatory frameworks and state capacity to ensure that activities and mining companies are compatible with efforts to promote inclusive and sustainable development are central to this challenge.

Sur le chemin du plaidoyer pour la proposition de loi relative à l'Accès à l'Inf

Sur le chemin du plaidoyer pour la proposition de loi relative à l'Accès à l'Information en RDC

By Henri Christin

Le plaidoyer pour la loi relative à l'accès à l'information en RDC qui a commencé depuis 2009 n'a vu ses premiers résultats qu'en Octobre 2015 avec le vote de cette loi à la chambre haute (Sénat) du Parlement. C'est fut un long combat des combattants.

Can Botswana’s Democracy carry Spirit of the Kalahari?

Can Botswana’s democracy carry spirit of the Kalahari?

By Delme Cupido

Botswana has long been hailed as a ‘miracle’ of democracy in sub-Saharan Africa. In the last ten years however, this gilded reputation earned during 1970’s and 1980’s which reflected high economic growth levels and political stability, has lost much of its lustre.

Editorial | Aug 14th, 2017
Towards Democratic Developmental States in Southern Africa
During the 1980s and 90s – the lost decades of development for Sub-Sahara – African states implemented Structural Adjustment Programmes at the behest of the IMF and World Bank. The new millennium, however, witnessed a change of fortunes, marked by rising growth at an annual average of at least 5% during the period 2000-2015.
Understanding the Complex Nature of Corruption in 21st Century
Editorial
LILONGWE, MALAWI: In the aftermath of a scandal that revealed massive fraud, money laundering and corruption in Malawi’s public sector, the country’s Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has borne the burden of inspiring public confidence.

Tsitsi Fungurani

This brown bag explores opportunities for CSO engagement with AU treaty mechanisms, either in playing an oversight role to ensure implementation, or a complimentary role in supporting  processes through advocacy, engagement and/or other programmatic work within the

Claude Kabemba

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

Tiseke Kasambala

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

Claude Kabemba

SARW and its CSO partners in the DRC are concerned that the suspension of the conflict minerals rule promulgated by the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) pursuant to Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act

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Karabo Van Heerden
The concept of migration and displacement is a global notion that manifests itself in the Southern African region. This article will discuss the concept as disproportionately affecting women more than their male counterparts, and in some instances even being deconstructive

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