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The Centre for Environmental Rights appointed Kuhumelela, a 100% black and woman-owned chartered accountant and auditing firm, as our auditors in May 2018. The rotation of our auditors after 7 years was in line with the Centre and its board of directors’ adherence to principles of good corporate governance. Our appointment of Kuhumelela also reflects our commitment to promoting diversity and transformation.

Kuhumelela was started in May 2010 by two sisters, Althea Dlamini and Susan Lapoorta, with the intent to assist with the transformation of the accounting industry. Today it is a national organisation with offices in Cape Town, KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.

Susan Lapoorta (left) and Althea Dlamini (right) of Kuhumelela auditing firm with CER Executive Director Melissa Fourie (centre).

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