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Environmental Injustice in South Durban: Community caught between toxic polluters and climate shocks

By Shanice Firmin• 28 June 2019 The South Durban community share their neighbourhood with two of the country’s biggest oil refineries practically on residents’ doorsteps. With air pollution killing an estimated 20,000 South Africans every year, this is yet another case of profit prioritised over people. Section 24 of the South African Constitution enshrines that [...]

By | 2019-07-03T08:07:24+00:00 June 28th, 2019|Action 24, Community Empowerment|Comments Off on Environmental Injustice in South Durban: Community caught between toxic polluters and climate shocks

Environmental Injustice in South Durban: Community caught between toxic polluters and climate shocks

by Shanice Firmin Section 24 of the South African Constitution enshrines that “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 and [...]

By | 2019-06-04T12:53:05+00:00 June 4th, 2019|Action 24, Energy & Climate Change, Pollution & Health|Comments Off on Environmental Injustice in South Durban: Community caught between toxic polluters and climate shocks

WORKSHOP ON ENGAGING THE LEGISLATURE TO IMPROVE ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE

WORKSHOP: ENGAGING THE LEGISLATURE TO IMPROVE ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE 13th & 14th June 2018 20 Diakonia Avenue, Durban, 4001 ________________________________________ Is your organisation committed to promoting a healthy and sustainable environment, and to empowering communities in Kwa-Zulu Natal ? Or are you a media professional passionate about environmental justice who wants to do more to inform [...]

By | 2018-09-25T12:26:16+00:00 May 21st, 2018|Action 24, Community Empowerment|Comments Off on WORKSHOP ON ENGAGING THE LEGISLATURE TO IMPROVE ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE

Public voices to foster responsive South African legislatures

The right to a safe and protected environment and the commitment to a sustainable future are enshrined in the South African Constitution. While many communities in South Africa are increasingly feeling the effects of climate change, civil society engagement in environmental governance remains limited. Many South Africans believe that Parliament is the institution where important [...]

By | 2018-11-20T13:10:53+00:00 March 23rd, 2018|Action 24|Comments Off on Public voices to foster responsive South African legislatures