What we do
Our work includes
- Numerous presentations to educational institutions and churches
on apartheid's impact on the environment.
- SAEPEJ acts as a catalyst for collaborative projects between
the US and South Africa around the environment.
- In November 1994, Heeten Kalan, SAEPEJ founder, spoke about
environmental racism/justice at the First Community Based Conference
on the Environment in Gordon's Bay, South Africa.
- SAEPEJ provides data-bases and chemical fact sheets to organizations
in South Africa. We also conduct internet research on pertinent
- SAEPEJ has contributed many timely articles to the quarterly
Environmental Justice Networker, the newsletter of the South
African Environmental Justice Networking Forum. We have also
written numerous articles for US magazines and newsletters.
- SAEPEJ encourages US foundations and individuals to direct
more grants to environmental justice in South Africa.
- SAEPEJ continues to act as a source of valuable information
for people travelling to South Africa and want to make good use
of their skills there. We have a long and successful track record
of matching skilled US individuals with organizations in South
- SAEPEJ recommends technical experts who can submit reports,
testify and provide technical support on pertinent environmental
justice issues in South Africa.
- SAEPEJ continues to act as a general clearing-house for information
on toxics, occupational health and safety, and public health
for groups in South Africa.
- SAEPEJ facilitates exchanges of people between the US and
South Africa so experiences can be shared and people can learn
from each other.
- SAEPEJ stands in solidarity with US environmental
struggles on a local and national level. We always emphasize the international
nature of this work.
Campaigns and Events
Exchanges (People-to-people; technical and informational)