The Board of the Centre for Environmental Rights NPC is proud to announce the appointment of two extraordinary women as new non-executive directors of CER: Nompi Vilakazi and Rachael Antwi. Nompi Ndawo Vilakazi is a Chartered Accountant (SA) and Member of the Institute of Directors (SA). Her career roots are in developmental finance, banking and institutions of knowledge and impact… continued
Sonia Chu is the Manager for Human Resources and Office Administration. Before joining CER, Sonia worked for the non-profit organisation South African Education Project (SAEP) as Manager for Human Resources, Fundraising and Sustainability where she was deeply involved in organisational and operational strategy, policy development and implementation, as well as fundraising, donor relationships and marketing. Prior to moving to South Africa, Sonia worked overseas with multinational companies such as B2B enabler Global Sources. Sonia hasa keen interest in developing talent and HR strategies, streamlining policies and procedures, and improving motivation, productivity, inclusivity and transformation in the workplace.
Environmental and climate change concerns are important to her personally, along with helping to create a better public awareness platform to educate ordinary people like herself on our individual roles in protecting our natural resources and environment.
Sonia has a Bachelor of Science Commerce degree major in Economics from Colegio de San Juan de Letran (Intramuros) in Manila. She also completed the HR Management course at Varsity College Cape Town. She’s an avid reader, a craft hobbyist, loves gardening, and follows her favourite volleyball teams on FIVB.
Call for Nominations 21 September – 27 November 2020 Closing date: 31 July 2020 The Centre for Environmental Rights’ annual Environmental Rights & Remedies Course for environmental justice activists is a key component of CER’s activist support and training work. Developed from a demand from our community partners for rights training and building on existing… continued
Today, at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of steel producing giant and serial polluter ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA), environmental justice organisations Vaal Environmental Justice Alliance (VEJA) and groundWork, supported by attorneys from the Centre for Environmental Rights (CER), are demanding accountability from AMSA for its environmental violations, and its lack of transparency and adequate community… continued
Today, environmental attorneys and community activists will be defending a defamation matter known as a SLAPP suit where damages amounting to a total amount of R14,25 million is being claimed by controversial Australian mining company, Mineral Resources Commodities (MRC) and its local subsidiary, MSR. The mining company, its CEO Mark Caruso and local director, Zamile Qunya, are suing the defendants over alleged defamatory statements… continued
- Full Disclosure – The Truth About South African Corporate Environmental Impacts, Compliance and Disclosure
- Life After Coal/Impilo Ngaphandle Kwamalahle
- Why we must secure our water source areas now
- Safeguard our Seabed
- A coalition of civil society organisations is going to court to defend our water. Learn why...
10 July 2020
30 June 2020
Mail & Guardian
30 June 2020
28 June 2020
23 June 2020
30 January 2020
13 December 2019
29 July 2019
12 July 2019
27 May 2019
- National Legislation38
- International instruments4
- Provincial Legislation18
- Government Documents10
- Case Watch2
- What's New?31
No vacancies currently available.
Financing Fairly: Assessing the Sustainability of Investment Policies for Development Finance Institutions in South Africa
Legal and practical regulation of the welfare of wild animals in South Africa
“We Know Our Lives Are in Danger”: Environment of Fear in South Africa’s Mining-Affected Communities
The Myth of “Clean Coal”: Why Coal Can Only Ever Be Dirty
Water Impacts and Externalities of Coal Power