n Without Prejudice - Save the Vaal ... again! : environmental law

Volume 15, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



In fulfilment of its mandate to give effect to the Constitutional right to an environment that is protected and not harmful to one's health or well-being, the South African government has promulgated a plethora of environmental legislation. However, the effectiveness of this comprehensive legislative framework is compromised by ineffective compliance and monitoring. This is highlighted where local authorities seemingly ignore environmental legislation, as was recently demonstrated by the construction of a pipeline by the Metsimaholo Local Municipality, which was intended to discharge effluent from the Refengkotso sewage treatment plant into the Vaal Dam.

Loading full text...

Full text loading...


Article metrics loading...


This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error