accountability

More than seven months on from its high-profile launch Angola’s Sovereign Wealth Fund has no investment policy, no chairman and despite its huge press team’s best efforts, dwindling credibility.

 

Small and isolated deposits of minerals are scattered all over SADC countries. These often lend themselves to economic exploitation through small-scale mining. With modest demand on capital expenditure and a short lead-time, they also provide employment opportunities for the local population. In certain countries, artisanal miners are exploited by companies who buy their produce cheaply. Artisanal mining in its current form in most SADC countries is poorly regulated and often not taxed.

Battle over US Dodd-Frank oil revenue rules

SADC-Parliamentary Forum adopts Southern Africa Resource Barometer

Most of the reports on resource governance in southern Africa give Botswana the crown when it comes to transparency and accountability in diamond mining. Recent investigations however, reveal that things are not so rosy in Botswana.

 

Reaping the Revenue in Angola: Extractive Industries Transparency and Governance

Elias Isaac, Country Director, Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa, Luanda

Discussant: Dr Muzong Kodi, Associate Fellow, Africa Programme, Chatham House
Chair: Elisabete Azevedo-Harman, Research Associate, Africa Programme, Chatham House

SALC involved in case before SA Con Court

Civil society voices have been few and far between, and at best, incoherent in debunking what this means at national and regional levels. It offers an opportunity to mobilise the public and inspire social movements to call (and hold) political office bearers to account.    

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