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Wondering what proactive role you can take to stop an environmental violation, to help root out eco-parasites and fight for social justice?

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Here are some useful links:

  • #Right2SayNO: This rolling campaign supports the right of mining-affected communities to say no to developments that do not address their interests, based on the need for free prior and informed consent (FPIC). Use the hashtag, and join the Right to say NO campaign.
  • PWYP: Publish What You Pay (PWYP) is a global movement of civil society organisations campaigning for an open and accountable extractives sector where communities benefit from their natural resources. #MineAlert is a member of the PWYP South Africa Coalition.
  • EITI: Endorsed by PWYP, the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) is a global standard initiative that promotes the open and accountable management of oil, gas and mineral resources. The EITI standard requires that government and companies disclose “information on the key steps in the governance of oil, gas and mining revenues”.
  • MACUA: Mining Affected Communities United in Action (MACUA) has established itself as the coordinating committee for the broad movement of communities affected by mining in South Africa. As the voice representing these communities, MACUA aims to build “a network of mining-affected communities with a broad consensus on a campaign to gather a comprehensive mandate, which will be formulated in a Peoples Mining Charter”.
  • WAMUA: A part of MACUA, Women Affected by Mining United in Action (WAMUA) brings together and advances the plight of women from mining-affected communities.
  • Social Audit Network: The network evaluates public expenditure and service delivery outcomes reported by the government and private companies. The Social Audit Network is brings together civil society organisations and communities to make sure that these reports are reflected by the communities’ lived experiences. 
  • Awethu.mobi provides step-by-step guidance on how to launch your own campaign.
  • Community monitors is a platform where citizen reporters can share what is happening on the ground by allowing users to submit their stories, photos and videos to the platform.

Have a tool or organisation you think we should recommend? Get in touch with oxpeckers@gmail.com and let us know.

TOOLS

#MineAlert allows you to track and share mining applications and licences
#WildEye allows you to track illicit poaching activity throughout Europe
Instant access to data on rhino deaths and poaching incidents since 2010
Keep tabs on data from rhino poaching court cases across South Africa
Use ClimaTracker to track weather changes and how these will affect you
#GreenAlert helps you track & share environmental impact assessments

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