The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative and Africa's Mineral Governance Regime

Published Date: 
June, 2017
Publisher: 
South African Institute of International Affairs SAIIA

The socio-economic development of African states is heavily dependent on how effectively governments are able to manage their natural resources. African states can derive greater benefit from the extraction of their natural resources and even develop sustainable legacies from their mineral wealth if the extractive industry is governed responsibly.

In particular, African states need to ensure that the revenues collected are proportionate to the true value of the resources and are distributed equitably, ie, invested in social programmes that benefit communities.

Towards Understanding South Africa's Differing Attitudes to the EITI and the OGP

Published Date: 
May, 2013
Publisher: 
South African Institute of International Affairs SAIIA

The paper focuses specifically on developments regarding access to information in South Africa - namely the Promotion of Access to Information Act - and their implications for the country's attitudes towards global transparency initiatives.

The paper also considers the ways in which the South African government's discourses, practices and contrasting approaches vis-a-vis these two multilateral transparency frameworks hold relevance for access to information in the country's extractive resource sector.