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Federation for Sustainable Environment and the Silobela Concerned Community v Minister of Water Affairs and others

10 July 2012

High Court of South Africa, Gauteng Division, Pretoria 

Case number: 35672/12

Type of application: various

Legislation considered: Water Service Act, 1997; Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996; Local Government: Municipal Structures Act, 2001; Uniform Rules of Court

Download the following judgments:

  • 10 July 2012 (application for an urgent interdict)
  • 27 July 2012 (application for leave to appeal against the granting of an urgent interdict in favour of the applicants)
  • 3 August 2012 (variation of order handed down on 26 July 2012)
  • 15 August 2012 (application for leave to appeal)
  • 9 June 2014 (application for condonation and leave to cross-appeal against part of the judgment)

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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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