n South African Law Journal - Environmental Compliance and Enforcement in South Africa: Legal Perspectives, Alexander Paterson & Louis J Kotzé (Eds.) : book review




The stated purpose of this book is to discuss critically the compliance and enforcement of the environmental regulatory regime in South Africa by the various role-players, to promote a broader understanding of the various components integral to this regime and to promote critical debate around the key challenges and anomalies inherent to this regime (at 8). As noted by Sachs J in the foreword, the book 'traces the manner in which, using international best practice, a gleaming constitutional promise was converted into a hard-nosed and comprehensive legislative framework. Yet as the authors point out, this new legal regime solves one problem, but creates another. The mechanisms are there on the statute books, but they are not being effectively applied' (at ).


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