Environmental Law
Photo CreditL Endangered Wildlife Trust

Environmental Law just became more accessible in South Africa thanks to the Endangered Wildlife Trust! No legal degree required, their clever initiative has broken the law down both understandably and into 5 languages:


South Africa (05 October 2023) — Laws and policies tend to carry a similar irony: they impact all of us, and yet, only a marginal percentage of people can fully and completely understand what they really mean. In good news and in a bid to make one element of the law easier to digest, the non-profit Endangered Wildlife Trust has done something super for environmental law in South Africa by cracking down on accessibility.

Through their new LAWS website, EWT is making environmental law not only easier to access but simpler to understand—no law degree required.

Why ‘LAWS’? Besides the obvious, think of it as a clever acronym for where the environment matters: Land, Air, Water and all living Species.

The LAWS website is set to keep legal and environmentally curious South Africans in the loop with all things environmental law as well as up-to-date regulations. Better still, LAWS is available in 5 languages.

“Our website aims to provide current, reliable and easy-to-understand information on South Africa’s environmental law and policy in 5 languages. We believe it is only when South Africans know their environmental rights that they can be enforced for the benefit of current and future generations,” explained EWT.

The five languages of availability are:

  • English
  • Zulu
  • isiXhosa
  • Afrikaans
  • Sesotho

A win for progress, access and environmental protectors anyone can visit LAWS here. 

Sources: Endangered Wildlife Trust
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