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...
The Centre for Environmental Rights (CER) has released its fifth report on access to environmental information from South African government departments and private companies. Over the past five and a half years, the CER has submitted almost 300 requests for environmental records held by government and companies using the Promotion of Access to Information Act… continued
Media Release: CER responds to the release of National Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Report for 2014/2015
The Centre for Environmental Rights welcomes the release of the eighth annual National Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Report (NECER) by the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) on 2 November 2015. The NECER contains the environmental compliance and enforcement results for the year ending 31 March 2015 achieved by the DEA, 9 provincial environmental departments, 5… continued
Last weekend, respected KwaZulu-Natal environmental justice activist Gednezar Dladla passed away after a short battle with cancer. Mr Dladla was one of the founding members and a current member of the steering committee of the Mining and Environmental Justice Community Network of South Africa. Mr Dladla was a tireless campaigner for the environmental rights of… continued
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