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Centre for Environmental Rights – Advancing Environmental Rights in South Africa

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We are activist lawyers who work with communities and civil society organisations in South Africa to realise our Constitutional right to a healthy environment by advocating and litigating for environmental justice. We seek a just, equitable, compassionate society which is resilient, celebrates diversity, and respects the inter-dependence between people and the environment.

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Activists relieved as Limpopo Province slams the brakes on risky Musina Makhado Mega-Project   

Activists relieved as Limpopo Province slams the brakes on risky Musina Makhado Mega-Project  

19 March 2021

The Life After Coal Campaign welcomes the temporary halt called by the Limpopo provincial government on the controversial and harmful Musina Makhado Energy and Metallurgical Special Economic Zone (EMSEZ) project.  According to a letter posted on appointed environmental consultants Deltabec’s website on 15 March 2021, the Limpopo Economic Development Environment and Tourism Department (LEDET) notified… continued

New Development Bank urged to be more transparent about project finance

New Development Bank urged to be more transparent about project finance

10 March 2021

How do we hold multilateral institutions like international financial institutions (IFIs) accountable for the kind of development they fund in countries? How can communities and women especially participate in international financial institution (IFI) funded development projects in meaningful ways for positive change when they can’t even access information related to IFI projects? The CER and… continued

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Section 24of 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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