A corruption risk is created if a mining company can disproportionately influence policy makers and shape policy decisions for commercial gain.
Lack of transparency, accountability and poor representation can lead to native title agreements that may not serve an Indigenous community’s best interests.
The environmental impact statement is crucial for government decision-making about mining. But how accurate are these statements?
What’s the track record of a company applying for a mining licence? Poor due diligence can allow those with a history of corruption the right to mine in Australia.
Australia’s mining sector is not immune to corruption. By working collaboratively to strengthen transparency and accountability, we can ensure it performs to the highest standards of integrity.
This blog series explores what Transparency International Chapters are doing on the ground to strengthen community consultation processes in mining.
15 Apr: Traditional governance and political interference – the story of Bapo ba Mogale in South Africa
Corruption Watch has been involved in supporting the community’s engagements with local government, demanding answers from officials.
15 Apr: How COVID-19 has heightened corruption risks – the story of the Balomiti community in South Africa
At Corruption Watch we are working to provide important oversight over the process of approving mining rights during the pandemic. We are investigating and fixing the loopholes that enable corruption to thrive in a sector as big, powerful and impactful as mining.
By supporting artisanal miners to apply for formal licences and have better avenues for voicing their concerns, TI Zimbabwe is working to make the process fairer and cleaner.
Information is power – it enables women and men in communities to hold decision-makers to account and ensure they consider the community’s interests.