n SA Mercantile Law Journal = SA Tydskrif vir Handelsreg - Environmental Law, Michael Kidd : book review

Volume 21, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1015-0099
  • E-ISSN: 1996-2185



I applaud Michael Kidd for writing , published by Juta in 2008. Although not really a second edition of Professor Kidd's earlier work (Cape Town: Juta & Co Ltd, 1997), its layout is similar to its predecessor. The new book is about 80 pages longer and is also mainly a student textbook. Some of the chapters are revisions of the previous edition. The book covers all of the most important aspects of environmental law in detail sufficient to give students a good grasp of the subject. Environmental law is a vast area of the law covering all aspects of conservation and pollution control. In that context, the book deals, in separate chapters, with issues such as the Constitution and Framework Environmental Legislation (chapter 2), International Environmental Law (chapter 3), Water Laws and the Environment (chapter 4), Conservation of Biodiversity (chapter 5), Pollution Control and Waste Management (chapter 6), Land Use and Planning (chapter 7), Implementation and Administration of Environmental Law (chapter 8) and Environmental Justice (chapter 9).

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