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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.


Looking for new opportunities in 2018?

December 15, 2017 at 5:38 pm

The Centre for Environmental Rights is currently recruiting for 3 new positions, with closing date for applications 8 January 2017. These are: Attorney in the Executive Director’s Office Attorney in Mining programme Executive Assistant to the Executive Director New shareholder activism organisation Just Share has also advertised its Executive Director position. Closing date for applications:… continued

Speaking truth to power: CER's 2017 in review

Speaking truth to power: CER’s 2017 in review

December 13, 2017 at 4:45 pm

As 2017 draws to a close, we look back on a productive year at the Centre for Environmental Rights – a year in which we secured an internationally recognised, precedent-setting court victory and other milestone achievements, but which also presented considerable challenges in a complex political, economic and regulatory environment. Below are some of the… 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