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Environmental justice by advocating for better environmental laws and improved implementation of laws.

Review of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, 2002 and the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Act, 2008

In 2011, the CER addressed a letter to the Minister of Mineral Resources requesting an an opportunity for non-governmental organisations to discuss review of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, 2002 (MPRDA) to the extent that it relates to environment, environmental impact assessment and the MPRDA Amendment Act, 2008.

Also on 2011, the CER addressed a letter on behalf of 13 non-governmental organisations to the Minster of Mineral Resources proposing amendments to the MPRDA

The Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill was introduced to Parliament in 2013.