oa Civil Engineering = Siviele Ingenieurswese - The constitutional environmental right and engineers

Volume 4, Issue 11
  • ISSN : 1021-2000



In my article introducing environmental law (Civil Engineering, December 1995), brief mention was made of the environmental provision contained in our Interim Constitution (Act 200 of 1993). Subsequent to its enactment much has been written regarding the entrenched environmental right. This criticism has been both positive and negative. Our soon to be adopted final Constitution, which was recently adopted by Parliament, once again contains an environmental right, which is to be found in Chapter 3 which deals with our fundamental human rights. There will again be criticism of the section's content and ambit, and I will attempt in this article to anticipate what such criticism will relate to and the possible effects the section may have on the civil engineering profession.

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