Environment

Environmental groups take government to High Court over violation of Constitutional right to clean air

Groups claim pollution from coal-fired power plants in the Highveld Priority Area violates right to a healthy environment under the Constitution

Mpumalanga, South Africa—On Friday, 7 June 2019, environmental justice group groundWork [1] and Mpumalanga community organisation Vukani Environmental Justice Movement in Action (Vukani) [2] launched landmark litigation demanding that government clean up the air in the Mpumalanga Highveld.

CER calls for a new Climate Change portfolio in the Presidency

The Centre for Environmental Rights has written to President Ramaphosa about his upcoming cabinet selection, asking him to give priority to the urgent need to improve environmental governance in South Africa by appointing Ministers and Deputy Ministers who are strong, forward thinking leaders, committed to reforming environmental and water governance, and addressing the global threat of climate change.

GroundWork goes to court to defeat Minister’s plan to weaken air pollution standards

Environmental justice group groundWork, represented by the Centre for Environmental Rights (CER), has launched High Court proceedings [1] against Environmental Affairs Minister Nomvula Mokonyane and the President of South Africa to set aside government’s plan to double the amount of the harmful pollutant sulphur dioxide (SO2) polluters are allowed to emit.

Green Corridors: Marketing Manager

Green Corridors is a Durban based social-purpose, nonprofit and impact-focused organization that aims to see communities thrive in balance with the habitats around them. Green Corridors co-creates open spaces in key areas around Durban that balance environmental ‘musts’ with the challenges and opportunities of the communities that live, work and thrive within them. From these spaces we run a range of projects focused on ecotourism, youth development and environmental management.

Green Corridors seeks to appoint a Durban based dynamic, creative, passionate marketing manager.

CER Report reveals how a broken regulatory system allows Mpumalanga coal mines to pollute water resources, with impunity

A new report on the compliance of eight large coal mining operations in Mpumalanga, released by the Centre for Environmental Rights today, has uncovered many cases of significant non-compliance with water use licences - licences which are an essential requirement for the commencement of their mining activities.
 

Conservation International: Seascapes Development Manager

For over 30 years, Conservation International (CI) has been protecting nature for the benefit of everyone on Earth, however we are not a run-of-the-mill environmental organization; we are a more human focused organization. We know that human beings are totally dependent on nature, and that when we work to save nature we are really working to save ourselves. CI has a staff of over 1,000 employees working in more than 30 countries to build a healthier, more prosperous and more productive planet.

BRAC: IEC Consultant for Graduation Community Development Model Program in Lesotho

The Government of Lesotho’s Ministry of Social Development (MoSD), with technical assistance from BRAC, will plan and launch the implementation of the Graduation CDM program in Lesotho. This support is proposed to take place from September 2018 to April 2019. The IEC Consultant provides communications, design, and translation services to support the planning and launching of this program.

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Education Supervisor

SANCCOB Table View centre in Cape Town seeks an Education Supervisor to manage the organisation’s education department, which includes overseeing pop-up shops, educational exhibitions, engaging public tours and to maintain development of the volunteer programme. 

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