Media Releases

Minister Urges Partners to Work Together To Escalate Disbursement of Ex-Miners Benefits

Southern African organisations supporting mine workers gathered in Pretoria, South Africa, yesterday (March 23, 2017) to seek ways to escalate efforts to support the disbursement of billions of rands to former miners in the region. The organisations gathered to review the plight of ex-miners in Southern Africa with the launch of a documentary highlighting their […]

Time to Deal With Billions Owed To Mineworkers

The Southern Africa Trust is calling for renewed urgency in disbursing billions of rands in unpaid compensation to mineworkers and their families in Southern Africa. The Trust’s research in 2013 showed that more than ZAR 5.7 billion was owed to mineworkers and their families in compensation and social security funds. While more than R400-million has […]

Regional Conference to Debate Strategies for Building Democratic Developmental States for Economic Transformation in Southern Africa

Africa is the only region unlikely to meet the Millennium Development Goal on halving poverty by 2015. Lacking basic infrastructure, much of the continent relieson fortuitous events such as periodic high commodity prices, occasional good rains, and whimsical aid. Why has Africa’s development lagged behind other regions? The regional conference Building Democratic Developmental States for […]