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The CER has applied to be admitted as amicus curiae (a friend of the court) in the City of Cape Town’s case against NERSA and the Minister of Energy. Our application is focused on the Constitutional obligations of local government, not only to provide affordable electricity, but also to provide clean and healthy electricity in line with the obligation to promote a  safe and healthy environment.  We highlight the fundamental role that local government must play in the transition away from fossil fuels to renewables.


You can read our media release here –

The application papers are available here –


The parties have until Wednesday (22 May) to file any objections.


Nicole Loser


Centre for Environmental Rights NPC
A non-profit company with registration number 2009/020736/08

PBO No. 930032226, NPO No. 075-863, VAT No. 4770260653
and a Law Clinic registered with the Legal Practice Council

2nd Floor, Springtime Studios, 1 Scott Road, Observatory 7925, Cape Town, South Africa

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