The Centre for Environmental Rights (CER) has instituted legal proceedings to compel the production of environmental records in its own name or as attorneys of record for other civil society organisations in a number of cases since 2011. The details of two of our most prominent cases are set out below. We also set out the details of some recent appeals launched against refused requests.
- ArcelorMittal’s Environmental Master Plan: Company Secretary of ArcelorMittal South Africa and another v Vaal Environmental Justice Network
- Engen, Shell and BP refineries’ atmospheric emission licences and compliance reports: South Durban Community Environmental Alliance and groundWork v eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality and others
- Records relating to Atha-Africa Ventures’ proposed Yzermyn Colliery in the Mabola Protected Environment: Federation for a Sustainable Environment v Director-General: Department of Mineral Resources
- Documents relating to three captive elephant facilities in Mpumalanga: Centre for Environmental Rights v Information Officer: Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency and others