/Pollution & Health

Thanks to all who joined us for the Global Climate Strike on the 20th September 2019!

By | 2019-10-02T12:11:31+00:00 October 2nd, 2019|Community Empowerment, Energy & Climate Change, Pollution & Health|Comments Off on Thanks to all who joined us for the Global Climate Strike on the 20th September 2019!

How polluting industries affect people’s health within the South Durban community

Environmental Pollution:  Industries pollute in several ways during the production process and in turn produce a large amount of waste products. Chemicals are burnt in order to produce the final products, and chemicals are then emitted into the air where communities are exposed. Industries dump their waste products in the nearest black Townships (land pollution), [...]

By | 2019-07-17T06:25:33+00:00 July 15th, 2019|Community Empowerment, Pollution & Health|Comments Off on How polluting industries affect people’s health within the South Durban community

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

How to Log an Air Pollution Complaint

How to log Air Pollution Complaint We urge all community members to continue logging pollution complains through the pollution line: Daytime 031- 311 3555/5150 nighttime 031- 361 0000 and ASK for a reference number very crucial and send it to us (SDCEA), call us on 31 4611 991 ask for Bongani or email to bongani@sdceango.co.za [...]

By | 2019-03-08T09:01:05+00:00 March 6th, 2019|Community Empowerment, Pollution & Health|Comments Off on How to Log an Air Pollution Complaint

Comments from SDCEA on offshore oil and gas exploration drilling within block ER2369 of the east coast of KZN

Sasol and Eni are set to explore the coast of KZN with offshore oil and gas drilling. KZN is renowned for its famous and beautiful beaches. However, healthy oceans are critically important to marine life and to coastal communities whose economies rely on tourism, fishing and recreational activities. Opening up new offshore areas to drilling, [...]

By | 2018-04-30T13:17:45+00:00 March 27th, 2018|Community Empowerment, Pollution & Health|Comments Off on Comments from SDCEA on offshore oil and gas exploration drilling within block ER2369 of the east coast of KZN

Public Meeting regarding Oil & Gas Exploration off our coast

Public Objection Meeting to Oil and Gas exploration activities along the Kwa Zulu Natal Coastline. The Environmental Resource Management (ERM) of Southern Africa and ENI Italian Oil Corporation intend to explore and drill for oil along the coast of Richards Bay, Durban and Port Shepstone. They are under pressure from the South Durban Community Environmental [...]

By | 2018-03-13T06:33:55+00:00 February 23rd, 2018|Community Empowerment, Pollution & Health|Comments Off on Public Meeting regarding Oil & Gas Exploration off our coast

Benzene Monitoring Report -2017

We urge all community members to continue logging pollution complaints through the pollution line: Daytime 031- 311 3555/5150 Nighttime 031- 361 0000 Please ask for a reference number for it is very crucial to do so and send it to us (SDCEA), you can call on 031 4611 991 and ask for Bongani or email to bongani@sdceango.co.za or joanne@sdceango.co.za Thank you.

By | 2018-02-16T12:53:10+00:00 February 16th, 2018|Community Empowerment, Pollution & Health|Comments Off on Benzene Monitoring Report -2017

SHELL ON TRIAL FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIFE FOR THE MURDER OF KEN SARO WIWA 10th November 1995

On this day the residents of  Durban will remember Ken Saro Wiwa and nine other Ogoni’s by descending  on Shell & BP Refinery and Shell outlets throughout the area to call on the International Criminal Court in the HAGUE to proceed and hold those responsible for the murder of  the late Nigerian Environmentalist and human [...]

By | 2017-11-13T09:51:30+00:00 November 13th, 2017|Community Empowerment, Energy & Climate Change, Infratructure & Development, Pollution & Health|Comments Off on SHELL ON TRIAL FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIFE FOR THE MURDER OF KEN SARO WIWA 10th November 1995

International Anti-nuclear activists speak out!

Invitation: Anti-nuclear activism in Russia, the U.S. and around the world When: 16h00-18h30, Sat 16 Sep Where: St Paul’s Church, 161 Monty Naicker Road, Durban Central (opposite the Workshop) Recently Earthlife Africa Johannesburg  and SAFCEI challenged the government’s nuclear deals with Russia, the U.S. and South Korea. In April 2017 judgement was delivered in the [...]

By | 2017-09-11T09:02:33+00:00 September 11th, 2017|Community Empowerment, Energy & Climate Change, Pollution & Health|Comments Off on International Anti-nuclear activists speak out!

Offshore Oil and Gas Workshop

On the 18th of July 2017, the South Durban Community Environmental Alliance together with Groundwork hosted an offshore oil and gas stakeholder consultative at the Austerville community civic centre. The purpose of the oil and gas workshop was to create awareness in the communities of proposed 3D and 2D seismic testing in our ocean. The [...]

By | 2017-08-08T09:58:49+00:00 July 27th, 2017|Community Empowerment, Energy & Climate Change, Pollution & Health|Comments Off on Offshore Oil and Gas Workshop