This website is a space for community activists living near mines in southern Africa to share information, resources and experiences. Read more about the project and its history.
The countries currently participating in this project are: Lesotho, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Mozambique and Tanzania.
Activists in each country document problems they experience and events they participate in and share this on a WhatsApp group. These posts are then shared on this site in the respective country blogs. Each country, in addition, maintains their own country blog. Read more about how this process works.
This website and the activities are a joint project of several organisations in southern Africa. These include:
- The Bench Marks Foundation – South Africa
- Southern Africa Resource Watch (SARW) – Southern Africa
- Zimbabwe Environmental Law Association (ZELA) – Zimbabwe
- Centre for Environment Justice (CEJ) – Zambia
- Associação de Apoio e Assistência Jurídica às Comunidades (AAAJC) – Mozambique
- Norwegian Church Aid (NCA), Tanzania
- Maluti Community Development Forum – Lesotho
The activities of this project are managed by the Bench Marks Foundation on behalf of regional