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Centre for Environmental Rights – Advancing Environmental Rights in South Africa

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Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement

CER attorneys have developed a tool to assist with articulating, reporting and keeping a record of environmental violation reports to the correct authorities – the Environmental Violations Logbook. The project uses this tool to guide and encourage our community and civil society partners to report environmental violations and keep records. These records can, at a later stage, used in a campaign to justify an increased investment in enforcement capacity in Department of Mineral Resources, Department of Water and Sanitation and Department of Environmental Affairs. We will be rolling out this tool together with our training programmes.

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  • Johannesburg

    2 Sherwood Road, Forest Town, Johannesburg, 2193 - View Map

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.

Report a Violation

0800 205 005

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