n African Human Rights Law Journal - The right to water in Botswana : a review of the Matsipane Mosetlhanyane case
|Article Title||The right to water in Botswana : a review of the Matsipane Mosetlhanyane case|
|© Publisher:||Pretoria University Law Press (PULP)|
|Journal||African Human Rights Law Journal|
|Author||Bonolo Ramadi Dinokopila|
|Publication Date||Jan 2011|
|Pages||282 - 295|
|Keyword(s)||University of Botswana, Botswana and University of Pretoria|
The Botswana Court of Appeal has recently pronounced on the right of the Basarwa, resident in the Central Kalahari Game Reserve, to water. This case note looks at this decision of the Court of Appeal pertaining to the refusal of the government to allow the Basarwa to recommission, at their own expense, an existing borehole. It examined the arguments that were placed before both the High Court and the Court of Appeal by the parties as well as the decisions of the courts. The note provides insight into the possible implications of the decision on the judicial enforcement of socio-economic rights in Botswana.
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