South African law says planned developments, including mines, dams, power stations, roads and landfill sites, need to have their environmental impacts assessed before they can go ahead.
#GreenAlert encourages active citizenry, by providing the public with actionable information about development plans, along with tools for citizens to formally engage with the public review and policy formation processes and to connect with citizen or watchdog groups to lobby for citizen inclusion in decision-making processes.
#GreenAlert encourages greater transparency among governments and corporations by reducing secrecy in the decisions that are made about the use of natural resources.
#GreenAlert encourages greater public discourse and greater public participation in development issues, by creating demand-driven platforms for public comments and sharing of expert research or opinions on development by the general public, experts, civil society, media and community members.
Oxpeckers Center for Investigative Environmental Journalism
Code for Africa
African News Innovation Challenge
Society of Environmental Journalists
Centre for Environmental Rights : http://cer.org.za/