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Centre for Environmental Rights - Advancing Environmental Rights in South Africa

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Our office hours are generally 9:00 to 17:00, but please call beforehand if you want to make sure that the person you wish to see is in office.

  • Physical address: Second Floor, Springtime Studios, 1 Scott Road, Observatory, Cape Town
  • Postal address: Second Floor, Springtime Studios, 1 Scott Road, Observatory, Cape Town, 7925
  • Telephone: +27 21 447 1647
  • Fax: +27 86 730 9098
  • Email: info@cer.org.za
  • Facebook: /CentreEnvironmentalRights
  • Twitter: @CentreEnvRights

If you’re contacting the Centre for advice or representation, please see the requirements for qualifying for the Centre’s assistance.

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.

Contact us

  • 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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