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Applications for candidate attorneys 2019-2021 now open

7 June 2018 at 2:54 pm

The Centre for Environmental Rights is now accepting applications for candidate attorneys for 2019-2021, commencing articles on 1 February 2019, based in our Cape Town office.

We are looking for bright law graduates from historically disadvantaged groups who have a special interest in and passion for the environment and environmental justice, and using the law to realise environmental rights.

Visit ourĀ  Vacancies page to read more about the key responsibilities of our CAs, what it’s like to work at CER, our approach to training candidate attorneys at CER, and how to apply.

Closing date for applications: 16 July 2018.

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.

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  • 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