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Overdue responses to the CER’s requests for access to information

September 8, 2016 at 5:11 pm

On 18 May 2016 and 2 June 2016, the Centre for Environmental Rights requested access to information relating to emission reductions, the decommissioning of coal-fired power stations and annual emission reports. ¬†On 5 October 2016, the CER received a letter from Eskom stating that the CER’s PAIA Request of 2 June 2016 has been granted. Eskom has still not made a decision in relation to the CER’s PAIA Request of 18 May 2016.

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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