#MineAlert is a website and mobile app that alerts residents and organisations to mining applications and licences in their regions. It aims to promote public- and private-sector accountability in the mining sector, to advance civil society and socio-economic rights, to protect the free flow of information, and to strengthen justice and equality.
#MineAlert provides a centralised platform for users to access, track and share information and documents on mining applications and licences. Please use it.
Join and participate in the #MineAlert community by registering for alerts and by sharing the app with other concerned citizens via social media.
Inadequate regulation of mining, and negligible compliance monitoring and enforcement, have significant negative impacts on the environment and communities living in South Africa. Many of these impacts cannot be remedied, and will continue to impose heavy financial, health and environmental costs on society for the foreseeable future.
Participation by citizens in compliance monitoring has become increasingly pressing with the growth of coal mining and the spectre of large-scale mining for shale gas, or fracking, in sensitive and water-scarce ecosystems.