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Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Western Cape v Habitat Council and others

4 April 2014

Constitutional Court

Case number: CCT 117/13

Date: 4 April 2014

Judge: Cameron J (Moseneke ACJ, Skweyiya ADCJ, Dambuza AJ, Froneman J, Jafta J, Khampepe J, Madlanga J, Majiedt AJ, Van der Westhuizen J and Zondo J concurring)

Type of application: Constitutional validity

Legislation considered: Land Use Planning Ordinance, 1985; Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996

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Western Cape High Court, Cape Town

Date: 14 August 2013

Case number: 6227/2013

Judge: Davis, J

Type of application: Constitutional validity

Legislation considered: Land Use Planning Ordinance, 1985; Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996

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Section 24of 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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