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VEJA’s victory against ArcelorMittal is a victory for pollution-affected communities across the country

December 3, 2014 at 4:56 pm

Listening to Vaal Environmental Justice Alliance (VEJA) coordinator Samson Mokoena talk about the struggles of the communities of Steel Valley – the steel-making hub south of Johannesburg around Vanderbijlpark and Vereeniging – to find out the truth about the pollution caused by steel-making giant ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA), one is reminded why last week’s victory… 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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