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The Centre for Environmental Rights’ September 2015 report, Full Disclosure: The Truth about Corporate Environmental Compliance in South Africa, revealed that over the period assessed (2008-2014), many of South Africa’s biggest listed companies, including Lonmin plc, committed serious breaches of environmental laws. The report also revealed that the level of disclosure of these breaches to… continued
South Africa is currently suffering from one of the worst droughts in recent memory. The past few months have been a stark reminder of how vulnerable we are as a water-scarce country, and how vulnerable particularly rural communities across the country are to extreme drought events. Access to drinking water is a Constitutional right. But… continued
2015 has been an intense and rewarding year at the Centre for Environmental Rights. This year, together with our partners and clients, we continued to challenge decisions that propel South Africa further down the path of dependence on fossil fuels, particularly coal. We disputed decisions to allow coal mining that threaten precious water resources, and… continued
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