Publications

Challenging disadvantage in Zambia
Jul 15th, 2015

Challenging disadvantage in Zambia: People with psychosocial and intellectual disabilities in the criminal justice system

A groundbreaking report which provides an in-depth understanding of the challenges faced by people with psychosocial or intellectual disabilities in the Zambian criminal justice system. The report presents a clear...

Afropolitanism
Apr 07th, 2015

Afropolitanism

Our answer was quite simply that we wanted to help shift the conversation on Africa and offer a space for discussing and showing Africa outside the stereotypical tropes.

BUWA: Women’s Economic Justice
Feb 09th, 2015

Women’s Economic Justice: Putting women at the centre

It is sad to note that there has largely been an understatement – and in some cases total blindness – of how the majority of the world population – women – are agents in this process.

Jan 24th, 2015

A Survey Report on the application of bail and bond in Zambia

Incarceration should be used only as a measure of last resort on the basis of proportionality and reasonableness. Many defendants around the world are unable to secure their right to freedom.  

Concept Note - Equator prize for sustainable land management in Sub-saharan Afri
Jun 20th, 2014

Concept Note - Equator prize for sustainable land management in Sub-saharan Africa award ceremony

As a contribution to the World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought and the work of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), the Equator Initiative/UNDP, OSISA and ENDA will host a high-level event on June 17th 2014 in...
Observation of Media Conduct during the 2014 Malawi Tripartite Elections
Jun 19th, 2014

Observation of Media Conduct during the 2014 Malawi Tripartite Elections

A seven-person Southern African Editors’ Forum (SAEF) mission comprising editors from Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland and Zambia including the SAEF executive director based in Namibia, travelled to Malawi on 16-23 May 2014 to...

Investigation by civil society into mining investments in the Democratic Republi
Jun 09th, 2014

Enquete de la societe civile sur les investissements miniers de Tenke Fungurume Mining (TFM) et Kamoto Copper Company (KCC) en RDC

Comment la Gécamines,  Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold et Glencore Xstrata ainsi que les firmes d’audit  Ernst & Young, Deloitte et PricewaterhouseCoopers favorisent des évasions fiscales en République Démocratique du Congo

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Where does Malawi go from here?
Jun 06th, 2014

Where does Malawi go from here?

Quick reflections on the 2014 elections and what they mean for the future of democracy in Malawi 

Investigation by civil society into mining investments in the Democratic Republi
May 22nd, 2014

Investigation by civil society into mining investments in the Democratic Republic of Congo

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

Democracy and Public Participation in Malawi
Mar 27th, 2014

Democracy and Public Participation in Malawi

The AfriMAP report finds ample evidence to suggest that democracy in Malawi is working, albeit with some obvious challenges – and makes a series of recommendations to address these.

Pre-trial detention in Zimbabwe
Feb 28th, 2014

Pre-trial detention in Zimbabwe

This analysis of the criminal justice system and conditions of pre-trial detention in Zimbabwe was conducted to better understand the variance between the policy and legislative frameworks that govern pre-trial...

Southern Africa Resource Barometer
Jan 13th, 2014

Southern Africa Resource Barometer

Globally, the scramble for access to, and development of, natural resources has intensified, partly due to rising demand from emerging economies. This trend has been reflected in commodity prices, which are at...

Myths and Mining: The reality of resource governance in Africa
Jan 10th, 2014

Myths and Mining: The reality of resource governance in Africa

There are two economic realities on the African continent today. You will find the first one in World Bank, IMF and Africa Development Bank reports – and in articles across the globe about ‘Africa Rising’. This...

BUWA! - Feminism and Culture
Jan 08th, 2014

Feminism and Culture

The latest edition of Buwa! is out now focussing on Feminism and Culture in southern Africa with great articles from across the region

African Disability Rights Yearbook (ADRY)
Nov 11th, 2013

African Disability Rights Yearbook

The editors African Disability Rights Yearbook (ADRY) are pleased to announce the publication of inaugural issue of this peer-reviewed journal.

Kimberley Process conference report - Through an African Lens
Oct 30th, 2013

Through an African Lens: Reimagining responsibilities and definitions in a changing mining sector

Timed to coincide with the Kimberley Process Certification Scheme Intersessional meeting in Kimberley, the Southern Africa Resource Watch...

Land, biodiversity and the extractive industries in southern Africa
Sep 17th, 2013

Land, biodiversity and extractive industries in southern Africa

In the natural resources sector, laws are often formulated to regulate the relationship between men and the environment. Ideally, the law can play a vital role in regulating and protecting communities from adverse environmental and social impacts of...

Better land use, better future for all
Sep 17th, 2013

Better land use, Better future for all

This booklet describes a major initiative to partner with civil society to enhance sustainable land management in Sub-Saharan Africa

High Cost of Congolese Gold - Poverty, abuse and the collapse of family and comm
Aug 30th, 2013

High Cost of Congolese Gold

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 industry had been transformed in recent years – moving from...

Zambia - Democracy and Political Participation
Aug 29th, 2013

Zambia - Democracy and Political Participation

Zambia: Democracy and Political Participation provides a comprehensive review of the state of democracy and popular participation in government and public affairs in Zambia. The author, Neo Simutanyi, argues that despite the fact that Zambia has...

Consultative Conference on Peace Agreements and Conflict Minerals in the DRC
Aug 29th, 2013

Consultative Conference on Peace Agreements and Conflict Minerals in the DRC

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 the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

Zambia - Effective Delivery of Public Education Services
Aug 28th, 2013

Zambia - Effective Delivery of Public Education Services

The introduction of free basic education (FBE) in Zambia in 2002 during the Basic Educational Sub-sector Investment Programme (BESSIP) significantly improved access to primary education, especially after declining enrolments in the 1990s. Secondary...

The Healthy Community Radio Station
Jul 03rd, 2013

The Healthy Community Radio Station

Community radio stations are an important part of the media landscape in many countries. They make up one part of a three-tier system of radio, the other parts being public and commercial radio. They were set up to provide a platform for communities...

Swaziland Democracy and Political Participation
Jun 22nd, 2013

Swaziland - Democracy and Political Participation

A number of noteworthy political anniversaries occur in Swaziland’s historical calendar during 2013. This year marks 45 years of Swazi independence, 40 years since the 1973 Proclamation that repealed the 1968 Constitution and 27 years since King...

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