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CER extends condolences on the passing of Minister Edna Molewa

25 September 2018 at 8:52 am

Minister of Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa.
Minister of Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa.

The Centre for Environmental Rights is saddened by the sudden passing of Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa on Saturday morning, after a short illness. We would like to extend our sincerest condolences to her family, friends, colleagues at the Department of Environmental Affairs and all those associated to the late minister.

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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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