EJNF

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EJNFEnvironmental Justice Networking Forum (South Africa)
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The EJNF is organized in eight of South Africa's nine provinces.
Chris Albertyn, EJNF' s national coordinator, has stated that he is a "flexible green." His personal philosophy, he has said, is "dark green but that the radical language of dark green is inclined to frighten off newcomers to the environmental movement -- and that would be counterproductive" (Cock and Koch, 1991: 18).
Koch (1996) indicates that this event and at least one other high-profile incident involving toxic waste being "sneaked" into the country "have established a reputation for the EJNF as being one of the most vibrant 'watchdog' organizations in the country." Albertyn, however, has pointed out that the real success of EJNF is "in creating a movement that allows ordinary men and women to realize that their struggle for a better life is inextricably linked to the environmental abuse they experience."
The EJNF, according to Albertyn (Koch, 1996), "walks a tightrope between being independent and opposing government and cooperating." The goal is to see that "civil society has coherent access to government." For example, a small home for the disabled in Mpumalanga experienced difficulties when a nearby mine diverted the water.
In November 1996, EJNF hosted a conference on Regional Cooperation in Environmental Governance.