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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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CER launches new online portal for reporting of violations to authorities

CER launches new online portal for reporting of violations to authorities

12 July 2021

The platform provides a step-by-step guide for residents to report violations occurring in their communities to the departments of Mineral Resources and Energy, Forestry, Fisheries, and the Environment, and Water and Sanitation Poor compliance with environmental laws has dire consequences for vulnerable communities who live adjacent to polluting industries and with poor service delivery. With… continued

New report questions the IDC’s decision to finance Limpopo coal mining

New report questions the IDC’s decision to finance Limpopo coal mining

6 July 2021

Case study illustrates how public finance is being directed towards risky fossil fuel projects that can cause a myriad of negative social, environmental and climate impacts CAPE TOWN: A new report  by the Centre for Environmental Rights (CER) questions the Industrial Development Corporation’s (IDC’s) decision to extend finance to coal company MC Mining Limited for… continued

Compliance with the Protection of Personal Information Act

1 July 2021

The Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 came into effect on 1 July 2021. As part of CER’s commitment to privacy and the protection of personal information, we would like to give you the opportunity to unsubscribe from our website mailing list. Should you wish to remain subscribed, you will continue to receive relevant content,… continued

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