On September 5th, the Centre for Environmental Rights (CER) proudly launched the 7th edition of the Rights and Remedies Course for environmental justice activists, welcoming 14 dedicated environmental and climate activists from various parts of the country, to embark on a journey of empowerment and knowledge-sharing at this year’s Rights and Remedies course. The theme… 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 and exercise their Constitutional right to a safe and healthy environment.
As a seasoned media and communications professional, Lerato brings years of relevant experience which includes working in broadcasting and the media, as well as serving in the international NGO sector including 350.org (Africa Team) as the Regional Communications Coordinator and Communications Officer at the Global Campaign for Education.
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The Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment and National Air Quality Officer Face Legal Action Over Alleged Permitting of Excessive Hydrogen Sulfide Pollution by Arcelor Mittal South Africa
IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, and the National Air Quality Officer (NAQO), are being taken to court for granting steelmaker Arcelor Mittal South Africa (AMSA) permission to continue polluting the Vaal Triangle and surrounding areas with excessive amounts of Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S). Social and environmental justice groups Vaal Environmental Justice… continued
Civil society approaches court to confirm the requirements for the amendment of an Environmental Authorisation
IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: 31 July, 2023 The Pretoria High Court is set to hear the challenge to a proposed gas to power facility in the Richards Bay IDZ, Richards Bay Gas to Power 2 (RB2) on Monday and Tuesday next week (31 July and 01 August). groundWork (gW) and South Durban Community Environmental Alliance (SDCEA),… continued
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