Addressing ecosystems that are threatened and endangered by the unauthorised conversion or irresponsible management of virgin land. Learn more...
Focusing on the role of the private sector in upholding and fulfilling environmental rights in South Africa. Learn more...
The impacts of mining on the environment and on the communities that rely on those natural resources Learn more...
Adverse environmental impacts must not unfairly discriminate against anyone, particularly vulnerable and disadvantaged persons. Learn more...
Access to information is crucial to the exercise of environmental rights. Learn more...
South Africa faces extraordinary challenges in relation to the sustainable management of freshwater resources. Learn more...
On Friday, 2 September 2016, the CER is hosting its first Open Day to offer a limited number of students a closer view of who we are and the exciting work we do. During their visit to our offices in Observatory, Cape Town, the students will have the opportunity to meet our dedicated team of… continued
Calling on environmental assessment practitioners to fulfil their role in advancing environmental justice
On 17 August 2016, the head of CER’s Corporate Accountability & Transparency Programme, Tracey Davies, delivered the keynote address at the annual national conference of the South African affiliate of the International Association for Impact Assessment in Port Elizabeth. The theme of the 2016 conference was “Environmental Change & Challenges: Resilience, Adaptation & Sustainability”. The… continued
In recent years, civil society organisations and law clinics working in the social and environmental justice sectors have seen a rise in protest action in communities affected by injustice and rights violations. Too often, the response has been a clampdown on protest action, despite section 17 of the the Constitution guaranteeing the right to protest…. continued
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