April 21, 2017 at 2:19 pm
High Court of the Republic of South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal Division, Durban
Case No. 7942/2015
Date: 21 April 2017
Judge: Moodley J
This matter concerned the artificial breaching of the uMfolozi River. The applicants contended that the isiMangaliso Wetland Park Authority was obliged to artificially breach the uMfolozi River to avoid backflooding, which adversely affected its sugarcane plantations. The application was dismissed with costs. Amongst the legislation considered was the World Heritage Convention Act, 1999, the National Water Act, 1998 and the National Environmental Management: Integrated Coastal Management Act, 2008.