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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.


Calling for applications for new non-executive directors

Calling for applications for new non-executive directors

19 February 2020

In view of the imminent retirement of two of our non-executive directors in accordance with our governance practice, the Board of the Centre for Environmental Rights wishes to appoint two new non-executive directors, one of whom will head the Board’s Finance & Audit Committee. The Centre for Environmental Rights NPC is a non-profit public interest… continued

CER is hiring!

5 February 2020

The Centre for Environmental Rights is recruiting an experienced attorney to join our Mining team. Based in Cape Town or Johannesburg, this position is for an admitted attorney with at least 3 years’ litigation experience, and who has a passion for environmental justice and working for the right to a healthy and protected environment to… continued

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  • Johannesburg

    First Floor, DJ du Plessis Building, West Campus, University of the Witwatersrand, Braamfontein, 2001 - View Map

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.

Report a Violation

0800 205 005

Contact the National Environmental Crimes & Incidents Hotline (24 hours) or one of the national and provincial hotlines.