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South African Predator Breeders Association and Others v Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism

27 March 2010

Court: Free State  High Court
Case Number or  Citation: 1900/2007
Date of judgement: 11 June 2009
Judge/s: Van der Merwe J, with Rampai J concurring
Type of application: Review
Legislation considered: National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act, 2003 and Threatened and Protected Species Regulations
Also known as: Canned lion hunting case
Download this judgement in PDF here.
Confirmed or overturned by higher court: Appeal due to be heard by the Supreme Court of Appeal later in 2010

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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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