Durbanville Community Forum v Minister of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Western Cape and others
24 December 2014
High Court of the Republic of South Africa, Western Cape Division, Cape Town
Case no. 13854/2013
Date: 24 December 2014
Judge: Davis J
This matter concerned an application for the judicial review of a decision by the Minister of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning, Western Cape Provincial Government (MEC) to dismiss an appeal against the decision to grant environmental authorisation for a development on agricultural land in Durbanville in terms of the National Environmental Management Act, 1998. The Court dismissed the application, but, in accordance with section 32 of NEMA, did not award costs against the unsuccessful applicants.