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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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New feature on Full Disclosure: Key environmental questions responsible shareholders should be asking SA companies

New feature on Full Disclosure: Key environmental questions responsible shareholders should be asking SA companies

May 25, 2017 at 5:15 am

The Centre for Environmental Rights has updated its 2016 report, Full Disclosure: the Truth about Corporate Environmental Compliance in South Africa, to make it even easier for shareholders to identify the most significant environmental risks posed by the companies they are invested in, and to question management about how these risks are being addressed. The… continued

Life After Coal/Impilo Ngaphandle Kwamalahle website launched

Life After Coal/Impilo Ngaphandle Kwamalahle website launched

May 23, 2017 at 9:00 am

The Life After Coal/Impilo Ngaphandle Kwamalahle campaign has launched a new website to support its aims of discouraging new coal-fired power stations and mines; accelerating the retirement of SA’s coal infrastructure; and enabling a just transition to renewable energy systems for the people. A collaboration by Earthlife Africa Johannesburg (ELA), groundWork (gW), and the Centre for Environmental Rights… continued

Joint Media Release: Cost of health and water impacts of coal still missing from energy plans

Joint Media Release: Cost of health and water impacts of coal still missing from energy plans

May 16, 2017 at 9:23 am

The Life After Coal/Impilo Ngaphandle Kwamalahle campaign,[1] together with Greenpeace Africa, welcome the rigorous research undertaken by the energy unit of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).[2] This research has been described as a “comprehensive alternative” to the draft Integrated Resource Plan Base Case (IRP) published for comment by the Department of Energy… 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.

Report a Violation

National Environmental Crimes & Incidents Hotline (24 hours): 0800 205 005

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

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  • Telephone:+27 21 447 1647
  • Fax:+27 86 730 9098
  • Email:info@cer.org.za
  • Address:Second Floor, Springtime Studios, 1 Scott Road, Observatory, 7925, Cape Town
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