oa De Rebus - The National Water Act

Volume 1998, Issue 371
  • ISSN : 0250-0329



Parliament recently passed a new law on water; known as the National Water Act 36 of 1998. The Act replaces the previous Water Act 54 of 1956, and repeals more than a hundred other Acts dealing with water. The new Act drastically changes the basic concepts of water law in South Africa. It is the result of a long process of consultation and deliberation, stretching over a period of some three years. Most of the provisions of the National Water Act came into operation on 1 October 1998. Some provisions, particularly those dealing with licences and charges, will be put into effect at a later date.

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