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CER appoints its first Deputy Director: Meet Wandisa Phama

CER appoints its first Deputy Director: Meet Wandisa Phama

11 March 2019

The Centre for Environmental Rights is honoured to announce the appointment of its first Deputy Director. Wandisa Phama is a public interest lawyer and activist, and a former acting co-deputy director and head of the Business and Human Rights Programme at the Centre for Applied Legal Studies at Wits. Wandisa started at CER as its… continued

CER condemns State Security Agency spying on civil society organisations

CER condemns State Security Agency spying on civil society organisations

10 March 2019

The Centre for Environmental Rights condemns in the strongest terms the “active monitoring” undertaken by the State Security Agency (SSA) of civil society organisations, as reported in the December 2018 Report of the High-Level Review Panel on the SSA released by the Presidency over the weekend. “While many civil society organisations now take standard precautionary… 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.

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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.

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