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Centre for Environmental Rights - Advancing Environmental Rights in South Africa

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We are activist lawyers who help communities and civil society organisations in South Africa realise our Constitutional right to a healthy environment by advocating and litigating for environmental justice.


More exciting opportunities at the Centre for Environmental Rights

27 July 2018

The Centre for Environmental Rights is currently recruiting for the following new positions on our staff: Head of Programme: We are looking for looking for a senior attorney to join our management team and head our Corporate Accountability programme. Based in Johannesburg or Cape Town, this position is for an admitted attorney with several years… continued

Comment from the Life After Coal campaign on Eskom financial results

Comment from the Life After Coal campaign on Eskom financial results

23 July 2018

Even without taking into account the health, environmental, and climate change costs of its pollution, Eskom’s 2017/18 financial results show that it is in dire financial trouble, largely because of the escalating costs of Medupi and Kusile and the rising coal costs. Studies support a few big interventions to drastically improve the situation. We call… continued


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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

  • Address:Cape Town: Second Floor, Springtime Studios, 1 Scott Road, Observatory, 7925, Cape Town - View map
  • Address:Johannesburg: Ninth Floor, Southpoint Corner, 87 De Korte Street, Braamfontein, 2001, Johannesburg - View map