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“We Know Our Lives Are in Danger”: Environment of Fear in South Africa’s Mining-Affected Communities

“We Know Our Lives Are in Danger”: Environment of Fear in South Africa’s Mining-Affected Communities

April 2019

The Myth of “Clean Coal”: Why Coal Can Only Ever Be Dirty

The Myth of “Clean Coal”: Why Coal Can Only Ever Be Dirty

January 2019

Water Impacts and Externalities of Coal Power

Water Impacts and Externalities of Coal Power

July 2018

A Review and Strengthening of the Spatial Management of South Africa’s Offshore Fisheries

A Review and Strengthening of the Spatial Management of South Africa’s Offshore Fisheries

July 2018

Fair Game? Improving the Well-Being of South African Wildlife

Fair Game? Improving the Well-Being of South African Wildlife

June 2018

Development, Health and Well-Being Depend on Water: Why We Must Secure Our Water Source Areas Now

Development, Health and Well-Being Depend on Water: Why We Must Secure Our Water Source Areas Now

January 2018

Broken Promises

Broken Promises

October 2017

Assessing the desirability of marine phosphate mining amongst strategies for a sustainable supply of phosphates

Assessing the desirability of marine phosphate mining amongst strategies for a sustainable supply of phosphates

August 2016

Valuing the socio-economic contribution of fisheries and other marine uses in South Africa

Valuing the socio-economic contribution of fisheries and other marine uses in South Africa

August 2016

Brief overview of potential ecosystem impacts of marine phosphate mining in the Western Cape, South Africa

Brief overview of potential ecosystem impacts of marine phosphate mining in the Western Cape, South Africa

August 2016

Zero Hour: Poor Governance of Mining and the Violation of Environmental Rights in Mpumalanga

Zero Hour: Poor Governance of Mining and the Violation of Environmental Rights in Mpumalanga

May 2016

Signs of Hope?

Signs of Hope?

November 2015

Money Talks: Commercial Interests and Transparency in Environmental Governance

Money Talks: Commercial Interests and Transparency in Environmental Governance

November 2014

Mining and your Community: Know your Environmental Rights

Mining and your Community: Know your Environmental Rights

February 2014

When Mines Break Environmental Laws: How to Use Criminal Prosecution to Enforce Environmental Rights

When Mines Break Environmental Laws: How to Use Criminal Prosecution to Enforce Environmental Rights

February 2014

Community Casebook on Mining and Environment

Community Casebook on Mining and Environment

February 2014

Minimum Requirements for the Regulation of Environmental Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing in South Africa

Minimum Requirements for the Regulation of Environmental Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing in South Africa

December 2013

Turn on the Floodlights: Trends in Disclosure of Environmental Licences and Compliance Data

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

Barricading the Doors: The Latest on our Work on Transparency in Environmental Governance in South Africa

February 2013

Mining and Environment Litigation Review

Mining and Environment Litigation Review

June 2012

Unlock the Doors: How Greater Transparency by Public and Private Bodies can Improve the Realisation of Environmental Rights

Unlock the Doors: How Greater Transparency by Public and Private Bodies can Improve the Realisation of Environmental Rights

April 2012

Stop Treading Water: What Civil Society can do to get Water Governance in South Africa Back on Track

Stop Treading Water: What Civil Society can do to get Water Governance in South Africa Back on Track

March 2012

Full Disclosure: The Truth About South African Corporate Environmental Impacts, Compliance and Disclosure

Full Disclosure: The Truth About South African Corporate Environmental Impacts, Compliance and Disclosure

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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.

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