sharing in governance of extractive industries
The South African government and the…Continue
Added by Ross Harvey on May 8, 2018 at 11:19 — No Comments
We have an in-house journal that is about to craft a special issue on EU-Africa relations in the Extractive Industries. The call for abstracts can be found here.
Please share widely with your networks and do let me know if the link is not functioning properly (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Added by Ross Harvey on March 5, 2018 at 14:30 — No Comments
A new SAIIA paper argues that South African policymakers have to make mining legislation coherent with the National Development Plan if the industry is to have any chance of succeeding under a low commodity price environment.
The paper explores potential explanations for South Africa’s economic underperformance since 1994.…Continue
Added by Ross Harvey on December 10, 2015 at 10:12 — No Comments
SAIIA is looking to hire a Researcher and a Programme Head on its Governance of Africa's Resources Programme, based in Cape Town. Please share these opportunities with anyone who you think is keen and able to produce…Continue
Added by Ross Harvey on October 27, 2015 at 16:36 — No Comments
Following the release of the 645-page Marikana Commission Report, here are some of my preliminary thoughts:
For some of the background work on how the institutional arrangements governing labour in South Africa keep generating incentives for mutually destructive…Continue
Added by Ross Harvey on August 3, 2015 at 15:14 — No Comments
Here's my latest publication, which argues that Botswana's coal should be harnessed for regional energy security rather than focusing on exports per se. http://www.saiia.org.za/news/botswanas-coal-dead-in-the-water-or-economic-game-changer…Continue
Added by Ross Harvey on December 8, 2014 at 16:49 — No Comments
Photo © arbyreed / Flickr
This paper attempts to model the likely interaction between political dynamics and windfall oil rents in a number of soon-to-be oil-dependent…Continue
Just short of 18 months after South Africa’s Marikana tragedy of 16 August 2012, ascendant platinum belt union AMCU went on strike. The union represents about 70% of the workforce across three of South Africa’s largest platinum companies. Since its inception in January, the longest strike in South African history has cost the platinum sector over R17 billion in lost…Continue
Added by Ross Harvey on May 13, 2014 at 13:07 — No Comments
Added by Ross Harvey on April 8, 2014 at 9:20 — No Comments
The first link below is a policy briefing on how to resolve the prisoners' dilemma currently characterising the labour-employer tensions in South African mining. The second is a piece that deals specifically with the research findings of the informing discussion paper (with a link to the paper itself and my video interview with SAIIA on the findings).…
Added by Ross Harvey on January 17, 2014 at 14:40 — No Comments
Before 16 August 2012, the platinum-mining South African town of Marikana was still largely unknown outside the mining sector. On that fateful day, everything changed. A toxic cocktail of a brutal police force and grievance-mobilised workers resulted in the death of 34 striking mineworkers.
Tragedies such as Marikana tend to catalyse change – a potential tipping point on the trajectory of South Africa’s political economy. Given the salience of labour–employer…
Added by Ross Harvey on December 5, 2013 at 20:02 — No Comments
The Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill of 2013 (MPRD-AB) has generated fresh debate regarding the appropriate system for allocating mineral prospecting and mining rights in South…Continue
Here's my latest opinion piece, this one on the need for clear and stable regulation in South Africa's mining industry: http://www.saiia.org.za/opinion-analysis/mining-law-amendment-neglects-clarity-opens-door-for-rent-seeking
We'll be presenting our submission in parliament today before the mineral resources portfolio committee. I'll post the link to it on…Continue