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Appeal for donations to help community activists hard hit by COVID-19

17 July 2020 at 9:00 am

Many courageous community activists working for environmental justice across the country are hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and the lockdown. Our partner groundWork has been raising  relief funds, and has already distributed stipends to aid activists deprived of their usual means to earn a living. In this time of need and crisis, we appeal to CER’s friends, allies, fellow activists and funders to make donations that groundWork will distribute directly to these activists and their families.

If you would like to help, please deposit into the following bank account, specifically opened for this cause:

Bank: Nedbank
Account holder: groundWork Trust a/c Community Relief Fund
Name of Bank: Nedbank Ltd
Address: Nedbank Corporate Saver, 135 Rivonia Rd, Sandton, Johannesburg
Branch Code:  198765
Account Type: Savings
Account Number: 9021699583
Swift Code:  NEDSZAJJ
Reference: Depositor’s name

Please email finance@groundwork.org.za with the your name, contact details and the amount you have deposited for groundWork’s records, and so that they can update you on the impact of the fund. groundWork can also provide you with a s18A certificate for tax purposes.

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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.

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