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National Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Reports

2 August 2016

The National Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Report (NECER) is an annual report released by the Department of Environmental Affairs, Fisheries and Forestry giving an overview of environmental compliance and enforcement activities undertaken by relevant institutions across the country. Unfortunately, the NECER’s overview does not extend to environmental compliance and enforcement by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy.

Relevant data on the Department of Water and Sanitation’s environmental compliance and enforcement is included in the 2015/16 NECER.

We have uploaded the NECERs for 2009/10 – 2019/20.

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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.