September/October 2021 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 demand from our community partners for rights training and building on existing initiatives like groundWork’s Environmental Justice School, the Rights & Remedies Course empowers participants… continued
Lerato Balendran is the Centre for Environmental Rights’ Head of Communications.
Lerato is deeply passionate about safeguarding the future of our planet, and believes CER is a valuable platform that empowers people to defend the environment by exercising their Constitutional rights.
As a seasoned media and communications professional, Lerato brings years of relevant experience which includes working in media and broadcasting, as well as serving in the international NGO space such as at 350.org (Africa Team) as the Regional Communications Coordinator and Communications Officer at the Global Campaign for Education.
Lerato holds a BA Honours in Media Studies from UNISA.
Approval for another new coal-fired power station has been set aside by the High Court. In an order dated 27 May 2021 handed down today, the Pretoria High Court declared that the environmental approval for the planned 600MW Khanyisa coal-fired power station has expired. Khanyisa would have been built on the outskirts of Emalahleni, already… continued
For the third year in a row, environmental justice activists demand accountability for environmental and climate impacts from steelmaker ArcelorMittal SA at its annual general meeting VANDERBIJLPARK, SOUTH AFRICA: At today’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) of steelmaker ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA), the Vaal Environmental Justice Alliance (VEJA) and the Centre for Environmental Rights (CER) are once again demanding accountability… continued
Landmark #DeadlyAir air pollution case against South African government will be heard in the Pretoria High Court from 17 May 2021 Two environmental justice groups are asking the High Court to declare the poor ambient air quality in the Highveld Priority Area a violation of the Constitutional right to an environment not harmful to health… continued
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