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Exxaro Coal v Minister of Water Affairs and Judicial Service Commission

7 December 2012

High Court of South Africa, Gauteng Division, Pretoria 

Case Number or Citation:  63939/2012

Date of judgement: 7 December 2012

Judge: Pretorius, J

Type of application: Application to suspend directives, to order Minister of Water Affairs to appoint members of the Water Tribunal, to declare a s.150 directive invalid

Legislation considered: National Water Act, 1998; Promotion of Administrative Justice Act, 2000; 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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