12 02, 2019

‘In Good Company?’ 3rd Edition

2019-02-12T08:51:24+00:00Categories: OSF-SA News and Publications, Research and Advocacy Unit|Tags: , , , |

The third edition of our publication ‘In Good Company?’ focuses on understanding the current benefit-sharing system in South Africa’s mining industry and navigates opportunities for equitable sharing of revenues with affected communities.

8 02, 2019

ActionAid South Africa Baseline Social Audit Report

2019-02-12T08:56:57+00:00Categories: Grantee News and Publications, Research and Advocacy Unit|Tags: , , , , , , |

This report results from a project undertaken by ActionAid South Africa and the Mine Affected Communities United in Action (MACUA) movement to conduct and scale-up social audit work in mine-affected communities, using this tool to hold both the state and private sector to account.

4 09, 2018

Regularising informal artisanal mining in South Africa

2019-02-12T08:54:21+00:00Categories: Grantee News and Publications, Research and Advocacy Unit|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Mining MX reported on the recent awarding of mining licenses in Kimberley to thousands of ‘zama-zamas’ (artisanal and illegal miners), after several years of deadlock. This shift in public debate regarding artisanal mining in South Africa links to a project we initiated with our grantees, ActionAid South Africa and the Centre for Sustainability in Mining and Industry (CSMI) at Wits University.

21 03, 2018

MACUA Launches Petition for the Right to Reject Mining in Xolobeni

2018-06-27T11:03:31+00:00Categories: Grantee News and Publications, Research and Advocacy Unit|Tags: , , , , |

The Xolobeni community on the Wild Coast in the Eastern Cape are in court fighting for the right to reject an application by an international mining firm to mine titanium in their community. The decision on this, and other applications, rests with the government. Mining-affected communities a Read more >

31 01, 2018

The Open Society Foundation for South Africa and Ilan Godfrey Launch Photographic Project ‘The Platinum Belt’

2018-06-27T11:04:06+00:00Categories: OSF-SA News and Publications, Research and Advocacy Unit|Tags: , , , , , |

Photographer Ilan Godfrey and the Open Society Foundation for South Africa (OSF-SA) have launched a new website called 'The Platinum Belt'  which investigates the human, social, environment and health costs of platinum mining in South Africa. Godfrey is an award-winning South African photogra Read more >

11 07, 2017

Call for Abstracts – In Good Company? Conversations around Transparency and Accountability in South Africa’s Extractive Sector – 3rd Edition

2018-06-06T08:21:26+00:00Categories: OSF-SA News and Publications, Research and Advocacy Unit|Tags: , , |

Download here Theme: Optimising benefit sharing in South Africa’s mining industry Published: 11 July 2017 Due: 17:00, 31 July 2017 In Good Company? is OSF-SA’s annual publication on extractive sector transparency and accountability in South Africa. The publication seeks to provide a platfor Read more >