About Publish What You Pay
Publish What You Pay (PWYP) is a global network of civil society organisations that are united in their call for an open and accountable extractives sector so that oil, gas and mining revenues, improve the lives of women, men and the youth in resource-rich countries and extraction is carried out in a responsible manner that benefits countries and their citizens.
Our global network is made up of more than 800 member organisations across the world, including human rights, development, environmental and faith-based organisations.
The Publish What You Pay South Africa Coalition (PWYP-SA) was established in September, 2016. It currently has 18 members. In line with the global campaign, the PWYP-SA Coalition model is based on the belief that the coordinated and collective actions of a diverse coalition of organisations will be most effective in influencing key stakeholders and driving policy change towards greater transparency in the extractives industries. The Coalition is led by the representative Steering Committee, appointed by the General Assembly (i.e. the members of the Coalition). It is managed on the daily basis by an appointed National Coordinator who falls under the auspices of the Secretariat and the National Steering Committee. The Secretariat and the Steering Committee, in turn, form the backward and forward linkages with the regional and global campaign..
This ensures the PWYP-SA Coalition contributes and espouses to the values and principles of the global PWYP Campaign. Therefore, the PWYP-SA provides a platform where divergent innovators drawn from that various forms of community organisations, civil society organisations, faith-based institutions, link-minded non-governmental organisations, progressive learning (and education institutions), research institutes and social / community leaders, who also act as champions of the causes driven through the campaign. The Coalition is, among other things expected to: .
The Coalition is, among other things expected to:
- Achieve more widespread reach within a community than any single organisation could attain;
- Have greater credibility than the individual member organisations;
- Provide a forum for sharing information; advice and perspectives to the lead agency
- Foster cooperation between grassroots organizations, community members, and/or diverse sectors of a large organizations in the extractive sectors.