1 April 2019
High Court of the Republic of South Africa, Gauteng Division, Pretoria
Case No. CC 82/2017
Date: 25 March and 1 April 2019
Judge: Spilg J
In this matter, BP Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd (BP) was found guilty of offences in terms of the Environment Conservation Act, 1989 (ECA) and the National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (NEMA). The Court found that BP commenced listed activities related to the construction and management of filling stations without environmental authorisation in terms of those Acts.
This is the first successful private prosecution under section 33 of NEMA.