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S v Blue Platinum Ventures 16 Pty Ltd and others

31 January 2014

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

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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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