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Centre for Environmental Rights - Advancing Environmental Rights in South Africa

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Publications by the CER

The CER has published a number of reports detailing its experiences in accessing information from both the public and private sector:

  • Signs of Hope? Some government departments ramp up disclosure of environmental records under PAIA, while others remain closed (November 2015).
  • Money Talks: Commercial Interests and Transparency in Environmental Governance (November 2014).
  • Turn on the Floodlights: Trends in Disclosure of Environmental Licences and Compliance Data (March 2013).
  • Barricading the Doors: The latest on our work on transparency in environmental governance in South Africa (February 2013).
  • Unlock the doors: How greater transparency by public and private bodies can improve the realisation of environmental rights (April 2012).

Contact Us

  • Cape Town

    Second Floor, Springtime Studios, 1 Scott Road, Observatory, 7925 - View Map
  • Johannesburg

    First Floor, DJ du Plessis Building, West Campus, University of the Witwatersrand, Braamfontein, 2001 - 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.