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THE ELA IS A NON-PROFIT ORGANISATION WITH ITS MAIN OBJECTIVE TO PROMOTE AND ASSIST IN THE DEVELOPMENT AND APPLICATION OF ENVIRONMENTAL LAW IN SOUTH AFRICA.

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The ELA is not an exclusive organisation, so anyone is eligible to become a member who has an active interest in the development and application of environmental law. 

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THE ELA SPECIALISTS DIRECTORY LISTS AND PROVIDES CONTACT DETAILS OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANTS, LEGAL SPECIALISTS AND ACADEMICS IN SOUTH AFRICA.

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About the ELA

The Environmental Law Association of South Africa (ELA) is a non-profit organisation aiming to promote and assist in the development and application of environmental law and governance in South Africa. Members of the ELA include legal practitioners, environmental management consultants, government officials, academics, students and environmental activists. Anyone with an interest in understanding the dynamics between law, governance and the state of the environment is welcome to join our organisation.

Who may join the ELA?

The ELA is not an exclusive organisation, so anyone is eligible to become a member who has an active interest in the development and application of environmental law. Environmental law students and academics, environmental consultants and assessment practitioners, government officials and lawyers generally will benefit from ELA activities.
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Upcoming Events

Annual and Student Conferences 2022: Celebrating Desmond Tutu in an era of transition

Annual and Student Conferences 2022: Celebrating Desmond Tutu in an era of transition

Join us for our 11th annual conference and student conference on Celebrating Desmond Tutu in an era of transition: living and developing sustainably.

29 Sep 2022 - 01 Oct 2022 : All Day