Vaal Environmental Justice Alliance (NGO)
The Vaal Environmental Justice Alliance is an Alliance of all environmental organizations, groups, institutions, agencies and individuals operating in Vaal Triangle challenging all forms of environmental degradation by local industries including Iscor Steel Works (now Mittal Steel), Sasol and Samancor.
VEJA’s objectives are:
To promote a culture of environmental awareness and sustainable development; to provide a local network of support and assistance to community- based organizations, non- governmental organizations, trade unions, religious groupings, youth, women’s groupings and any other non-governmental awareness and sustainable development in Vaal.
To perform an educational role in promoting an understanding of the inter-related nature of social, political, environmental and economic factors limiting or enabling the achievements of a sustainable, equitable and just society, and to promote the wise use and conservation of natural resources.
To engage with other role players including but not limited to the local authority, provincial and local government, industry and commerce in order to promote a healthy, safe and sustainable environment.