Monday, 19 February 2018

Invitation to the KZN Provincial Summit on Climate Change


The South Durban Community Environmental Alliance (SDCEA) hosted the first Climate Change Provincial Hearings on the 17th November 2017. Succeeding the Climate Hearing theme ‘Preventing dangerous anthropogenic interference with the climate systems’, we will be targeting major issues that pose detrimental threats to our environment and the lives of people.

The hearing encompasses six outstanding themes: Air Quality and Health, Energy, Livelihoods, Poverty and Inequality, poor development, and oil and gas exploration.

Opening up new offshore areas to drilling, risks permanent damage to our oceans and beaches without reducing our dependence on oil. If these plans were to go ahead, the climate crisis which is not factored in and taken seriously would be intensified and South Africa’s own carbon-budget strategy of decreasing greenhouse gas emissions by 34% by 2020 would be impaired and impossible. The Climate Crisis is in fact a reality and should be taken seriously- now more than ever.

Presentations will be made by key speakers who will present the facts, why we should phase out fossil fuels and put an end to oil and gas.

The Climate Change Provincial Hearing will take place

DATE: 07 March 2018
TIME: 09:00 pm – 15:00 pm
VENUE: Diakonia Council of Churches

Rsvp by no later than Friday 2nd March 2018

Should you require any information please contact:

Shanice Firmin on E: / 031 4611991

Friday, 16 February 2018

2017 Benzene Monitoring results in the South Durban area.

We urge all community members to continue logging pollution complaints through the pollution line: Daytime 031- 311 3555/5150 Nighttime 031- 361 0000

Please ask for a reference number for it is very crucial to do so and send it to us (SDCEA), you can call on 031 4611 991 and ask for Bongani or email to or

2017 Benzene Monitoring Results 

Friday, 9 February 2018

Trucking Meeting

There will be a trucking meeting hosted by the South Durban Basin on the 16 February 2018

Dear All

With the close proximity to the Port of Durban it is no surprise that the Logistics business is thriving in the South Durban Basin. Even though this industry contributes greatly to our country’s economy and growth, it brings with it associated challenges and issues related to safety, infrastructure and service delivery.
The impact on areas such as Clairwood, Jacobs, Merebank, Wentworth and Isipingo has been profound with an outcry from local communities to address the impact on their daily lives.
Some of the issues being raised by the communities that negatively impact their lives include the illegal parking on roads, blocking of drive ways parking on pavements resulting in the endangering of pedestrians and school learners lives; the noise and emission levels from the air brakes and exhaust of the trucks are creating sleepless nights and health problems to the residents. Furthermore, it is believed that the trucking depots are close to taverns, bottle stores and these facilities are sometimes open late at night. It has also been noted that the trucks are not maintained on a regular basis and truck drivers have to drive long distances, hence endangering the lives of drivers and other road users.
In an effort to rid our roads of truck accidents, damage of our city infrastructure, roads, pavements and ultimately deaths; the SDB -ABM would like to invite you as key stakeholders, including our logistic industry representatives to a meeting. This meeting will assist in developing an integrative approach towards the goal of achieving sustainable solutions to address this problem at hand.
The meeting is scheduled as follows;

DATE       : 16 February 2018
TIME       : 10H00
VENUE    : 398 Bluff Road, Jacobs- South Durban Basin ABM


Monday, 11 December 2017

Below are Links of local news articles regarding the current activities of the South Durban Community Environmental Alliances and affiliates.

Media Links

Protest in Durban over new ‘secrecy rules’ for council meetings 

Council’s ‘Secrecy’ by-law slammed

 #LOOK: Civil society protests against closed eThekwini meetings 

Civil Society Protest against media gag law

Port Oil Spill Sparks Concern

Clairwood Court Case Feedback (SDCEA Website)

South Durban development battles on in court

SDCEA mobilises anti-nuclear community unity with petition

SDCEA to protest outside Eskom’s Durban offices (Renewable energy, high costs and secret deals will be on the agenda).

South Durban anglers want fish prioritised over oil (Fishermen fight for their rights).

#MuteTheSea call grows louder after SDCEA meeting (Community members learn about the effects of sounds at sea).

SDCEA workshop mentors subsistence anglers (Mentors to educate fellow fishermen).

Fishermen’s walk to focus on subsistence anglers’ plight

WATCH: Durban suburbs pipeline danger

EnviroServ given hazardous waste permit