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.
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 >
The Open Society Foundation for South Africa and Ilan Godfrey Launch Photographic Project ‘The Platinum Belt’
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 >
Call for Abstracts – In Good Company? Conversations around Transparency and Accountability in South Africa’s Extractive Sector – 3rd Edition
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 >