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About South Durban Community Environmental Alliance SDCEA

South Durban Community Environmental Alliance (SDCEA) is an environmental justice organization based in South Durban, South Africa. It is made up of 16 affiliate organizations and has been active since its formation in 1995. It is a non-government organization existing solely on finances sourced from funders and sponsors in order to remain totally independent. It makes no profit and exists solely for the benefit of the people it represents.

Project C.L.E.A.N:Conscientious Leaders Empower A Nation

We the South Durban Community Environmental Alliance (SDCEA) are hosting Project C.L.E.A.N., a youth empowerment programme focusing on the environment, pollution and health challenges. Project C.L.E.A.N. is aimed at youth between the ages of 12 – 25 to engage and actively participate in the activities and talks. Youth from the South Durban area, Merebank, Wentworth, [...]

By | July 11th, 2017|Pollution & Health|Comments Off on Project C.L.E.A.N:Conscientious Leaders Empower A Nation

Join us on the Fishermen and Ezemvelo Wildlife Walk!

  The KZN Subsistence fishermen’s forum representing 12 000 subsistence fishermen, together with the South Durban Community Environmental Alliance, will be holding a fisherman’s walk on Durban’s Promenade on the 8th of July 2017 at 8am. The start of the walk will be from Snake park pier, ending at North Pier. The walk will be raising [...]

By | July 5th, 2017|Miscellaneous, Pollution & Health|Comments Off on Join us on the Fishermen and Ezemvelo Wildlife Walk!

Events of KZN Fisherfolk

Fishermen’s walk The KZN Subsistence fishermen’s forum representing 12 000 subsistence fishermen, together with the South Durban Community Environmental Alliance, will be holding a fisherman’s walk on Durban’s Promenade on the 8th of July 2017 at 8am. The start of the walk will be from Snake park pier, ending at North Pier. The walk will be [...]

By | June 30th, 2017|Community Empowerment, Pollution & Health|Comments Off on Events of KZN Fisherfolk

Chinese fishing Trawler seen at Port Edward coastline

We the KZN SUBSISTENCE Fisher folks are concerned about the sighting of the suspicious fishing trawlers once again off our coastline. The vessels have been fishing illegally close to our coastline out of international waters. This continues to happen during the winter months when the sardine shoal and other game fish enter our shores. The present [...]

By | June 21st, 2017|Community Empowerment, Pollution & Health|Comments Off on Chinese fishing Trawler seen at Port Edward coastline

Fish not Oil Campaign Launch

Fish Not Oil Campaign Launch, Durban Beach front  On the 19thof June 2017, at 9 am the South Durban Community Environmental Alliance, together with the subsistence fisher folk of Durban, launched their campaign ‘FISH NOT OIL’ on the Durban Beach front.   The subsistence fisher folk gathered with their rods and reels to show who [...]

By | June 20th, 2017|Community Empowerment, Pollution & Health|Comments Off on Fish not Oil Campaign Launch

Fisherman’s livelihood at risk

Date: 14 June 2017 Venue: Austerville Civic Centre Time: 17:30pm – 20:00pm Hitachi Technologies are proposing a desalination plant for the Bluff community. This will have impacts on the people, marine environment and marine animals. A public meeting will be hosted by GIBB, the consultants on this project. It is crucial the public attend and [...]

By | June 12th, 2017|Community Empowerment, Pollution & Health|Comments Off on Fisherman’s livelihood at risk

Fisherfolk Livelihood at Risk

 Sea mining, oil exploration and water treatment projects are set to destroy the ocean and life withinMultiple companies hope to exploit our ocean through projects such as seismic testing, sand winning and the construction of a desalination plant. They will plunder the oceans resources for their own gains, leaving the fisherfolk, who rely on the [...]

By | June 5th, 2017|Community Empowerment, Pollution & Health|Comments Off on Fisherfolk Livelihood at Risk

Desalination Plant and Sand-winning

The South Durban Community Environmental Alliance attended two public meetings on the 17thand 18th of May.On the 17tha public meeting was held at the Austerville Civic Centre. It was hosted by the consulting firm GIBB and the developer Hitachi. This meeting was to address the public on a proposed desalination plant being built in the [...]

By | May 30th, 2017|Community Empowerment, Infratructure & Development, Pollution & Health|Comments Off on Desalination Plant and Sand-winning

“A breath of Fresh Air”

Open Letter: “A breath of fresh air” To CEO of Transnet Richard VallihuSmart Port Upgrade for DurbanYour letter in the Independent on Saturday (27 May 2017) was a breath of fresh air, showing that there is concern about the poor and marginalised who had lived in communities surrounding the port since timey memorial. We need [...]

By | May 30th, 2017|Infratructure & Development|Comments Off on “A breath of Fresh Air”