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Harmony Gold Mining Company Ltd v Regional Director: Free State Department of Water Affairs and others

December 4, 2013 at 12:00 am

Supreme Court of Appeal

Date: 4 December 2013

Case number / citation: (971/12) [2013] ZASCA 206 (4 December 2013)

Judges: Meyer AJA (Navsa ADP, Brand and Shongwe JJA and Zondi AJA concurring)

Type of application: Review application

Legislation considered: National Water Act, 1998

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North Gauteng High Court

Case Number or Citation:  68161/2008

Date of judgement: 29 June 2012

Judge: Makgoka, J

Type of application: Application to set aside a directive under s.19(3) of the National Water Act, 1998

Legislation considered: National Water Act, 1998National Environmental Management Act, 1998; Promotion of Administrative Justice Act, 2000

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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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