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HRC: Compliance, enforcement and monitoring

Written by  Monday, 03 October 2016 19:14
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The Federation for Sustainable Environment (FSE) has submitted comments to the South African Human Rights Commission  on South Africa's environmental compliance, enforcement and monitoring system. 

The FSE is a federation of community based civil society organisations committed to the realisation of the constitutional right to an environment that is not harmful to health or well-being, and to having the environment sustainably managed and protected for future generations. Their mission is specifically focussed on addressing the adverse impacts of mining and industrial activities on the lives and livelihoods of vulnerable and disadvantaged communities who live and work near South Africa’s mines and industries.

In our submission we shall touch upon the background to mining waste, then pass to the legal matrix, and then provide examples of ongoing non-compliance and the resultant violations of human rights.