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We are activist lawyers who help communities and civil society organisations in South Africa realise our Constitutional right to a healthy environment by advocating and litigating for environmental justice.

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Dangerous investments: Response to Department of Energy's decision to appoint preferred coal baseload bidders

Dangerous investments: Response to Department of Energy’s decision to appoint preferred coal baseload bidders

October 13, 2016 at 8:33 am

The expansion of coal-fired power generation through the Coal Baseload Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (CBLIPPPP) is not compatible with South Africa’s commitments to keep global warming to 1.5 degrees celsius above pre-industrial levels, or even to an increase of 2 degrees celsius. The proposed Khanyisa and Thabametsi power plants, announced as “preferred bidders” in… continued


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Section 24 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996

Everyone has the right to an environment that is not harmful to their health or well-being; and to have the environment protected, for the benefit of present and future generations, through reasonable legislative and other measures that prevent pollution and ecological degradation; promote conservation; and secure ecologically sustainable development and use of natural resources while promoting justifiable economic and social development.

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In addition, there are a number of national and provincial hotlines that may be useful.

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