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Centre for Environmental Rights – Advancing Environmental Rights in South Africa

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Environmental justice by advocating for better environmental laws and improved implementation of laws.

Automatically available documents

On 27 September 2016, the Centre for Applied Legal Studies (CALS) and the Centre for Environmental Rights (CER) sent a letter to the Director-General (DG) of the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) requesting that certain documents, including mining rights, prospecting rights, social and labour plans and environmental management programmes, are made available automatically – without the need to submit a formal request for those records in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (PAIA)