Environmental Law

Major precedent set for communities affected by mining

Constitutional Court judge quotes Fanon: to “strip someone of their source of livelihood, then you strip them of their dignity too”

On Thursday, the Constitutional Court of South Africa ruled in favour of communities arguing for a bigger say in mining decisions.

Members of the Lesetlheng community in North West were granted an appeal to an eviction notice that was previously approved by the North West High Court in 2017. It would have seen 13 families evicted from their farmland to make way for a mining project of Bakgatla Mineral Resources and Pilanesburg Platinum Mine (PPM).

Clean air vs industrial development: Durban court case explained

South Durban environmental alliance brings case to court. 

What is the right balance between economic development and environmental protection? This is the issue raised in a court battle over a new industrial development in south Durban.

By Mluleki Marongo

8 February 2018

 

What is the right balance between economic development and environmental protection? This is the issue raised in a court battle over a new industrial development in south Durban.

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