Access to information is crucial to the exercise of environmental rights. Learn more...
The impacts of mining on the environment and on the communities that rely on those natural resources Learn more...
Addressing ecosystems that are threatened and endangered by the unauthorised conversion or irresponsible management of virgin land. Learn more...
South Africa faces extraordinary challenges in relation to the sustainable management of freshwater resources. Learn more...
Adverse environmental impacts must not unfairly discriminate against anyone, particularly vulnerable and disadvantaged persons. Learn more...
Violations of environmental rights, environmental justice and environmental laws will be the key focus of the Mining and Environmental Justice Conference to be held outside Pretoria from 26 to 28 July 2016. At this conference, local activists, researchers, NGOs and public interest lawyers will gather to ensure greater environmental compliance, accountability and transparency in the… continued
Last week, the Centre for Environmental Rights (CER) and groundWork, with the support of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and the Foundation for Human Rights, convened a climate change learning session in Johannesburg for activists from six community organisations from across the country. The presenters included several known South African climate change experts, and two CER… continued
Another victory for environmental rights: Department of Water & Sanitation makes copies of water licences automatically available to the public
In April 2016, the Centre for Environmental Rights (CER) praised the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) for its decision to make copies of environmental licences available to the public automatically, without requiring the submission of a request in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA). At the time, we expressed our hope that the… continued
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