12 02, 2019

‘In Good Company?’ 3rd Edition

2019-02-12T08:51:24+02:00Categories: 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+02:00Categories: 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.

29 01, 2019

OSF-SA Special Call for Proposals: “A comparative analysis of Anglo Gold Ashanti’s human rights record in Southern Africa, West Africa and East Africa”

2019-02-18T14:11:17+02:00Categories: OSF-SA News and Publications, Research and Advocacy Unit|Tags: , , |

Investigating and documenting the human rights record of Anglo Gold Ashanti in Southern Africa, West Africa and East Africa with a view to understand entry points for civil society to initiate advocacy interventions and demand cross-border accountability for any violations at regional and continental levels.

1 10, 2018

Oxpeckers and Mark Olalde’s “Coal mines leave a legacy of ruin”

2019-02-12T08:54:05+02:00Categories: Grantee News and Publications, Research and Advocacy Unit|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Oxpeckers has published Mark Olalde’s 19-month data investigation exposing the lack of mine closures in South Africa.

4 09, 2018

Regularising informal artisanal mining in South Africa

2019-02-12T08:54:21+02:00Categories: 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.

26 06, 2018

Full Disclosure – The Truth About Mining Rehabilitation in South Africa

2018-06-27T11:01:39+02:00Categories: Grantee News and Publications|Tags: , , , , |

The Centre for Environmental Rights (CER), an OSF-SA grantee, recently released a series of reports entitled 'Full Disclosure – the truth about mining rehabilitation in South Africa'.

21 03, 2018

MACUA Launches Petition for the Right to Reject Mining in Xolobeni

2018-06-27T11:03:31+02:00Categories: 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 >

6 03, 2018

Preliminary Study on Artisanal and Small-scale Mining in South Africa

2018-06-27T11:03:38+02:00Categories: Grantee News and Publications, Research and Advocacy Unit|Tags: , , |

This research study provides a first look at the landscape of the artisanal and small-scale mining sector in South Africa, its challenges and opportunities to contribute to socioeconomic development. The study was commissioned by Open Society Foundation (OSF) for South Africa.

31 01, 2018

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

2018-06-27T11:04:06+02:00Categories: 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 >

5 12, 2017

African Monitor Discusses Illicit Financial Flows on SAfm

2018-06-27T11:05:50+02:00Categories: Grantee News and Publications, Research and Advocacy Unit|Tags: , , |

OSF-SA grantees African Monitor and the Economic Justice Network hosted a three-day meeting on Illicit Financial Flows on 22-24 November 2017. The South African mining sector has seen an increase in illicit financial activities that have resulted in billions of rand leaving the country yearly Read more >