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Latest PAIA Requests for Environmental Records

Request to DWS for a list of all applications or petitions for the upliftment of suspensions of water use licences pending the outcome of appeals

March 14, 2017

  1. A list of (or any records indicating) all applications or petitions to the Minister of Water and Sanitation received from persons (natural or juristic) to use her discretion under section 148(2)(b) of the National Water Act, 36 of 1998 (NWA) to direct the lifting or waiver of the suspension of any water use licence under appeal to the Water Tribunal in terms of section 148(1) of the National Water Act, since 2011.
  2. A list of (or any records indicating) all cases in which the Minister granted the applications or petitions referred to in 1.
  3. A list of (or any records indicating) all cases in which the Minister refused the applications or petitions referred to in 1.
Requestee:
Department of Water and Sanitation
Reference Number:
CER-2017-DWS-0001
Status:
Submitted

For further information please email ati@cer.org.za.

Section 24 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996

Everyone has the right to an environment that is not harmful to their health or well-being; and to have the environment protected, for the benefit of present and future generations, through reasonable legislative and other measures that prevent pollution and ecological degradation; promote conservation; and secure ecologically sustainable development and use of natural resources while promoting justifiable economic and social development.

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