Film Screening and Panel Discussion: Breaking the Steel Wall
16 June 2015 at 2:52 pm
In November 2014, the Supreme Court of Appeal handed down judgement in the case of steelmaker ArcelorMittal South Africa against community organisation the Vaal Environmental Justice Alliance (VEJA), ordering ArcelorMittal to hand over the 2003 Environmental Master Plan for its Vanderbijlpark plant. The Master Plan, sought by VEJA for more than a decade, was eventually handed over by AMSA on 17 December 2014.
Please join the Centre for Environmental Rights for a screening of a short film by One Way Up Productions called Breaking the Steel Wall – the story of the struggle of the people of Steel Valley to access information about the environmental damage caused by ArcelorMittal’s Vanderbijlpark plant.
The film was commissioned by the South African Human Rights Commission, and made in collaboration with the Centre for Applied Legal Studies.
The screening of the 24 minute film will be followed by a short discussion by the attorneys involved in the court case, and a light lunch.
Time: Tuesday, 23 June 2015, 12.30 to 14.00
Venue: CER offices, 2nd Floor, Springtime Studios, 1 Scott Road, Observatory, Cape Town
Everyone is welcome, but numbers are limited. Please RSVP to [email protected] or 021 447 1647 as soon as possible.
For background, see Victory for Vaal communities as the Supreme Court of Appeal orders ArcelorMittal to release environmental records.