MD360⁰ is a Not for Profit Company (NPC Reg. 2012/134421/08) and a registered Public Benefit Organisation (PBO Ref. 930051944) with Section 18A status with the South African Revenue Service. MD360⁰ participates in and leads research on topics as diverse the social and economic footprint of a major mining company to a diagnostic study of artisanal and small-scale mining. Our methodology for community consultation is being more widely recognised for its respectful approach and insightful outcomes. There is an overwhelming need for access to information and the consistent call for a common evidence-base that all parties can trust, has in recent years led us to interrogate how the advancements in computing technologies could play a role. This has led to the development of the Socio-Economic Technology Initiative (SETI), which is primarily focused on combining qualitative and quantitative data to develop a common evidence base accessible to all stakeholders. An online contact form is given on the MD360 website.