The Southern African Liaison Office (SALO) held a regional multi-stakeholder workshop on Extractives Revenue Transparency on the 13 of November 2014. The workshop was part of the “Extractive Futures Dialogue Series” aimed at enhancing the sustainability and development contribution of resource extraction in South Africa and the region by facilitating multi-stakeholder dialogue, knowledge and experience sharing on international best practices in extractives transparency.
Participants drawn from government, industry and civil society in South Africa and the region, shared perspectives and experiences on extractives revenue collection, transparency and accountability. Specifically, the workshop provided an opportunity for participants to:
1.Identify common challenges in extractives governance among the selected countries.
2.Share experiences on extractives revenue transparency including the challenge of illicit financial flows.
3.Continue engagement in extractives transparency with South Africa.
Speakers included high-level officials from mining ministries of Zambia and Madagascar and other industry players and expert from the region and South Africa.
From left to right above: Mr Edmond Kangamungazi, Economic and Social accountability Specialist, Caritas, Zambia; Mr Makgotha Machaka, Chief Director of Economic Advisory Services at the Department of Mineral Resource; Mr Pooven Moodley, Associate Country Director for Oxfam in South Africa; Mr. Gideon Ndalama, Director of Mines Safety; Ministry of Mines, Energy and Water Development, Zambia; Tara Polzer Ngwato, Research & Knowledge Management Manager, Royal Bafokeng Administration
From left to right above: McBride Nkhalamba, Head of Programs, Southern Africa Trust (SAT); Mr. Gilbert Makore, Zimbabwe Publish What You Pay Campaign, Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA); Jaqueson Ranasy, Secretary General, Madagascar Strategic Resources Ministry; Mr. Isaac Kwesu, Chief Executive , the Chamber of Mines of Zimbabwe; Tara Polzer Ngwato, Research & Knowledge Management Manager, Royal Bafokeng Administration