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CER is hiring!

5 February 2020 at 4:21 pm

The Centre for Environmental Rights is recruiting an experienced attorney to join our Mining team.

Based in Cape Town or Johannesburg, this position is for an admitted attorney with at least 3 years’ litigation experience, and who has a passion for environmental justice and working for the right to a healthy and protected environment to be realised. The successful candidate will have a particular interest in litigating on behalf of affected communities and civil society organisations, advocating for better environmental laws and improved implementation of laws, and supporting activists in mining-affected communities.

CER is committed to diversity, inclusion and transformation and strives to reflect South Africa’s racial, cultural, sex and gender diversity within its staff complement. Candidates from historically disadvantaged or marginalised groups are strongly encouraged to apply for this post, and will be preferred.

Closing date for applications: 10 February 2020. Don’t miss this opportunity to use your skills and expertise to hold mining companies to account, and to defend the environmental and other human rights of mining-affected communities.

Visit our Vacancies page for more details.

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  • Johannesburg

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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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Contact the National Environmental Crimes & Incidents Hotline (24 hours) or one of the national and provincial hotlines.