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Professor Tracy Humby

Professor Tracy Humby

Chairperson and Non-executive Director

Professor Humby has worked in the University of the Witwatersrand School of Law since 2003 where she teaches several courses on environmental and sustainability law to post- and undergraduate students. Her research focuses on the comparative governance of sustainability and development in the mining industry, and the governance of climate change. She is the holder of an NRF grant from the Competitive Rated Researchers Fund entitled: “Re-imagining mining governance and regulation for a post-extractivist age”. She has graduated a number of LLM and PhD students and currently supervises 9 PhD students in her area of interest. She was the lead editor of Climate Change Law and Governance in South Africa and has published around 45 peer-reviewed book chapters and articles. Her current monograph State Governance of Mining and Environment in the Anthropocene is due for publication in 2018. She chairs the Research Committee of the IUCN Academy of Law, a global network of environmental law scholars. Over the years she has undertaken policy development, research and advocacy work for a number of organizations including the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the Open Society Foundation, the International Council of Mining and Metals and is the Independent Review Mechanism Researcher for the Open Government Partnership.

As an organisation, the Centre for Environmental Rights is close to my heart because it stands up for the principled protection of people and planet critical to securing our long-term well-being.

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

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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.