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.

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 Associated Member: 

Oxpeckers Center for Investigative Environmental Journalism

Code for Africa

African News Innovation Challenge

Society of Environmental Journalists

Supporting Resources:

Centre for Environmental Rights : http://cer.org.za/