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18 April 2014
Polity Focus
 
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Carbon tax could be 'creatively dysfunctional' – Professor
Environmnetal Law
While South Africans are concerned that a carbon tax could make South Africa less attractive to foreign investment and affect some business sectors negatively, a fear of the realisation of...
 
 
Industry participation needed in environmental regulation drafting
Environmental Law
A lack of industry participation in the drafting of South Africa’s environmental laws is evident, which implies the need for better cooperation between government and industries, as well as the...
 
 
Legalised rhino horn trade to curb poaching – SAHGCA
Environmental law
The demand for rhino horn in the international market is increasing, which speaks to the need for its trade to be legalised, says South African Hunters and Game Conservation Association (SAHGCA)...
 
 
SA fighting to protect Rooibos trademark
Environmental law
Awarding geographical indication (GI) protection to the Rooibos trademark in South Africa could ensure that the country keeps benefiting from its natural resource production, states Spoor & Fisher...
 
 
04 May 2012
 
 
 
Environmental considerations need to be mainstreamed
Environmental Law
The state of South Africa’s environmental law is consistently improving in terms of the quality and conceptualisation of these laws; however, environmental regulation remains a significant...
 
 
Environmental law implementation proves challenging
Environmental Law
A case heard in February this year in which the body corporate of KwaZulu-Natal’s Dolphin Cove property development sued the Kwadukuza municipality and the KwaZulu-Natal Department of...
 
 
Improvement in developing suitable EIAs in mining industry
Environmental Law
Major mining houses and established industry players are investing more time and energy in producing good environmental-impact assessments (EIAs) before embarking on a project, says environmental...
 
 
Lack of resources inhibited environmental protection
Environmental Law
mprovement in passing “reasonable legislative and other measures” shows that the environmental right in section 24 in the Bill of Rights has, in the short term, been progressively realised to a...
 
 
 
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