Local Procurement Regulations for Extractive Industries in the SADC Region
In both the mining and petroleum sectors in Africa, regulations requiring companies to procure goods and services locally have proliferated over the past decade. These regulatory approaches come in many forms, ranging from requirements for extractive industry companies to create and execute local procurement plans to direct targets for particular goods and services. In order to inform policymakers and other stakeholders, this policy insight gives an overview of the different types of legislation and regulations in place across SADC. Finding information about existing regulations can be remarkably difficult, and it is hoped this policy insight provides a useful reference as many countries in the region and across Africa as a whole continue to implement new regulatory approaches for local procurement.