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Board

Eugene Cairncross

Eugene Cairncross

Non-executive Director

Eugene is a retired (Emeritus) Professor of chemical engineering, formerly of the Department of Chemical Engineering, Cape Peninsula University of Technology. Eugene has research interests in air pollution modelling and management, among others. Eugene spent for 19 years in various chemical industries with particular interests in process development and chemical process safety. In retirement he has turned his attention to the environmental and human health impacts of industrial processes and the near absence of environmental and ethical education in current chemical engineering curricula. Eugene has a long track record of using his technical expertise to strengthen the environmental justice struggles of local communities and activists affected by industrial pollution.

I decided to serve on the CER Board because I fully support the CER’s objectives, and because of its staff’s ethical commitment and enthusiasm for the cause of social justice.

Professor Tracy Humby

Professor Tracy Humby

Chairperson and Non-executive Director

Melissa Fourie

Melissa Fourie

Executive Director

Eugene Cairncross

Eugene Cairncross

Non-executive Director

Greg Daniels

Greg Daniels

Non-executive Director

Saliem Fakir

Saliem Fakir

Non-executive Director

Stephen Law

Stephen Law

Non-executive Director

Karabo Maelane

Karabo Maelane

Non-executive Director

Bonita Meyersfeld

Bonita Meyersfeld

Non-executive Director

Contact Us

  • Cape Town

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

    Ninth Floor, Southpoint Corner, 87 De Korte Street, 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.