a non-profit organisation and registered law clinic for climate and environmental justice located in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.
the first of its kind in KwaZulu- Natal and one of a few law clinics in South Africa with a specific focus on environmental and climate justice
a team of passionate and experienced attorneys who work pro bono on environmental matters in the public interest and for people who can’t afford legal services.
an equally formidable all-women board with a complementary range of business, academic and legal skills.
Call for justice for environmental defender – Fikile Ntshangase – a year after her murder in South Africa. On October 22nd last year, Fikile Ntshangase was at home with her grandson Buyile in Ophondweni, Kwazulu-Natal province, South Africa. Three unknown men arrived and shot her dead in her living room. Fikile was a mother and grandmother, a […]
This Friday, the 22nd October 2021, is one year after environmental defender, Fikile Ntshangase was murdered in her home. Join the webinar on the 22nd October 2pm (GMT +2) with Kirsten Youens, Arnold Tsunga, Mary de Haas, Louis Wilson, Mary Lawlor and Rowan Williams as they discuss local and global issues and how to defend […]
By Sheila Berry Mam Fikile Ntshangase was a shero who paid with her life for her strong belief in justice and integrity. It took 5 bullets from a hired assassin’s gun to silence this 63-year-old woman who unflinchingly spoke out against corruption, illegal actions and acts of betrayal. Fikile’s name means “arrived” in Zulu and […]
By Sheila Berry GET, MCEJO and All Rise wish to pay belated tribute to our much-loved Baba Makwela Canaka Ndlanzi, who died on 27 August 2021. Mr Ndlanzi was a loyal member of the Mfolozi Community Environmental Justice Organisation (MCEJO) who regularly attended our community meetings. We offer our condolences to the family and trust […]
A court application has been brought by the Mfolozi Community Environmental Justice Organisation (MCEJO) and it four co-applicants, GET, MACUA, SAHRDN and ActionAid SA against the decision made in 2016 by the Minister of Mineral Resources granting Tendele Coal Mining (Pty) Ltd a new mining right in Somkhele, an area falling between Mtubatuba and Hluhluwe-iMfolozi […]
MCEJO and its allies to have their day in court 6 and 7 October – Pretoria High Court It has taken over 3 years to finally get to court. In just over two weeks, on 6 and 7 October, we will be asking the Pretoria High Court on behalf of MCEJO, ActionAid, GET, MACUA and […]
Women are the custodians of wisdom in the villages and they are the pillars of their families. The continuation of violence in mining affected villages is ripping apart families, communities and the earth. With August being a month to celebrate women, this is article is written in honour of the women of MCEJO who inspire us every day in the way in which they stand up for themselves and for their environment.
The Mercury, 10 June 2021 DURBAN – AN all-female legal team has launched a free climate and environmental justice clinic that aims to protect people’s right to a clean environment. The non-profit organisation called ALL RISE was launched in KwaZulu-Natal on Wednesday. Read More…
To our valued network, You are receiving this newsletter because you have been a supporter of our work over the years and we are excited to share our new developments with you. As many of you know, our pro bono work began years ago in northern KwaZulu-Natal (KZN). Being witness to the injustices in northern […]