Publications

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...

Swaziland Effective Delivery of Public Education Services
Jun 22nd, 2013

Swaziland - Effective Delivery of Public Education Services

Since independence in 1968, Swaziland has grappled with the same challenges in delivering effective education services, including, but not limited to: education access; increasing failure and dropout rates; a lack of qualified teachers; a lack of...

Swaziland Justice Sector and the Rule of Law
Jun 22nd, 2013

Swaziland - Justice Sector and the Rule of Law

Since 2005, when Swaziland adopted its current Constitution, the legal framework has undergone significant changes which have transformed the justice sector and the rule of law to some extent.

Money, Power & Sex: The paradox of unequal growth in Africa
Jun 19th, 2013

Money, Power & Sex: The paradox of unequal growth

Inequality has long been the forgotten crisis, regarded in passing – just as tourists and politicians gaze absent-mindedly over the wretched townships on their way into Cape Town from the airport – as merely a symptom of bigger problems, such as...

Lesotho - Effective Delivery of Public Education Services
May 28th, 2013

Lesotho - Effective Delivery of Public Education Services

The government of Lesotho has made significant progress in increasing access to education, particularly at the basic-education level. In 2009, the primary net enrolment rate was already 80.9 percent, while the literacy rate among people under the age...

Lesotho - Justice Sector and the Rule of Law
May 28th, 2013

Lesotho - Justice Sector and the Rule of Law

This detailed study of the justice sector and the rule of law in Lesotho makes a valuable contribution to the process of democratisation in the country by providing useful insights into the justice sector for the benefit of policy-makers, advocates...

Lesotho - Political Participation and Democracy (AfriMAP & OSISA)
May 27th, 2013

Lesotho - Political Participation and Democracy

Conditions have existed and spaces have generally been available for political participation in Lesotho ever since the country’s return to multi-party politics in 1993, according to Lesotho: Political Participation and Democracy, a new report from the...

Palliative care for women living with HIV
May 20th, 2013

Palliative care for women living with HIV

In 2011, UNAIDS estimated that at the end of 2010 there were 34 million adults worldwide living with HIV and AIDS – out of which 70 percent were in Africa and 50 were women. The AIDS epidemic has had a unique impact on women, which has been made worse...

Palliative care for women living with HIV and cervical cancer
May 20th, 2013

Palliative care for women living with HIV and cervical cancer

 The AIDS epidemic has had a unique impact on women, which has been made worse by their role within society and their biological vulnerability to HIV infection. Generally women are at a greater risk of heterosexual transmission of HIV and are...

Governance Assistance for the DRC: Options for EU engagement
May 13th, 2013

Governance assistance in the DRC: Options for EU engagement

The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is in the international spotlight again as a Rwandan-backed rebellion in the east has caused a security and humanitarian crisis. While this represents an immediate problem, deeper and protracted issues have...

Silenced and Forgotten: Setting HIV & AIDS agenda
Mar 06th, 2013

Silenced and forgotten

The impact of the HIV and AIDS epidemic is felt hardest by the individuals who are infected or affected by the disease, and in particular by individuals who are especially vulnerable to HIV infection due to stigma and discrimination, poverty, a lack...

Role of education sector in providing care to OVC in Lesotho and Swaziland
Mar 05th, 2013

Role of education sector in providing care and support to OVC in Lesotho and Swaziland

As the HIV epidemic continues to unfold across southern Africa, countries are still struggling to find effective means to address many of its negative impacts at individual, family and community levels. One of the most complicated challenges is how to...

Oshikango Safety Audit Report
Feb 15th, 2013

Oshikango Safety Audit Report

Following its independence in 1990, Namibia has achieved remarkable strides in economic and social reform.  Despite these successes, the country has been plagued with escalating levels of violence that have permeated Namibian homes, schools as...

Pre-trial detention custody time limits: Ensuring compliance in Malawi
Jan 16th, 2013

Pre-trial custody time limits in Malawi

Many pre-trial detainees in Malawi will spend months or even years in detention – without being tried or found guilty. An audti of pre-trial detainees in Malawi, which was undertaken by the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) in 2011,...

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