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S v Blue Platinum Ventures 16 Pty Ltd and others

January 31, 2014 at 12:00 am

Naphuno Court: Confiscation order

Date: 21 November 2014

Case number: RC 126/13

Magistrate: Mrs C.T. Honwana

Legislation considered: Prevention of Organised Crime Act 121 of 1998

Download the confiscation order 


Naphuno Regional Court: sentencing proceedings 

Date: 31 January 2014

Case number: RN 126/13

Magistrate: Mrs C.T. Honwana

Plea: guilty

Legislation considered: National Environmental Management Act, 1998

Download relevant portions of the transcript

Download a case note by Professor Tracy Humby

Please note that the prosecutor’s name is not disclosed – due to the significant media and other interest in the case, the prosecutor requested that all enquiries be directed to the National Prosecuting Authority at

Section 24 of 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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