Environment

International Rivers: Africa Program Internship

International Rivers envisions a world where healthy rivers and the rights of local communities are valued and protected. Since 1985, International Rivers has been at the heart of the global struggle to protect rivers and the rights of communities that depend on them. Armed with on the ground evidence and cutting edge research, International Rivers mobilizes civil society and communities to advocate for improved river basin governance, transparent and accountable energy infrastructure, and human rights.

Africa Foundation: Project Manager

​Africa foundations is a non-profit organisation working with communities close, or influential, to core conservation areas, in six countries in Africa. Founded in 1992 the organisations key goals are to facilitate rural communities in the realisation of their development goals, and to promote the preservation of land and wildlife.

Bioregional: One Planet Cities Integrator / Project Officer

Bioregional SA is a sustainability NPO that champions One Planet Living in the country and use of a Sustainability Action Planning framework and is currently leading on Durban’s involvement with the One Planet Cities project.

Bioregional South Africa seeks to appoint an Environmental Integrator to be based in Westville, Durban.

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.

The Goedgedacht Trust: Manager: Care For The Planet Programme

The Goedgedacht Trust, established in 1993, is a farm-based community support organisation situated in the Swartland region of the Western Cape. Goedgedacht, the Cape Dutch farm that is home to the Trust, dates from the early 18th century and lies on the slopes of the Kasteelberg, some 85km north of Cape Town.Since 2016 the Care for the Planet Programme has focused on using small scale organic food gardens as a tool for social transformation. The gardens are not an end in themselves but a means to an end which is social change.

CER:Life After Coal Campaign Coordinator

The Life After Coal/Impilo Ngaphandle Kwamalahle campaign is a well-established joint campaign by Earthlife AfricagroundWork, and the Centre for Environmental Rights. We aim to discourage the development of new coal-fired power stations and mines; reduce emissions from existing coal infrastructure and encourage a coal phase-out; and enable a just transition to sustainable energy systems for the people.

BORDA: Country Director

The BORDA South Africa Country Director will be responsible for furthering BORDA’s mission in South Africa, which includes supporting South African municipalities in establishing decentralised sanitation schemes and promoting integrated sanitation solutions for peri-urban and urban areas.

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