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Public participation, good environmental governance and fulfilment of environmental rights
(North-West University (Potchefstroom Campus), Faculty of Law, 2008)
This article succinctly, albeit critically, assesses with reference to some international developments the role that public participation is expected to play in state governments’ fulfilment of citizens’ environmental ...
Adding Flames to the fuel: why further constitutional adjudication is required for South Africa's Constitutional right to catch alight
(Multicopy, University of kwaZulu, 2008)
Fragmentation: Friend or foe in the effective implementation of the Cultural Diversity Convention in South Africa?
(VerLoren van Themaat Centre for Public Law Studies (UNISA), 2009)
It seems as if South Africa has never been as energetically involved in the international law-making arena as she was in the making of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural ...
Some perspectives on constitutional conflict in local disaster management through the lens of Pheko v Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality 2012 2 SA 598 (CC)
(VerLoren Van Themaat Centre / Unisa Press, 2013)
Socially created vulnerabilities are largely ignored in the hazards and disaster literature because they are so difficult to measure and quantify. Social vulnerability is partially a product of social inequities – those ...
Cooperative environmental governance: at the coalface of sustainable infrastructure development in South Africa
(VerLoren Van Themaat Centre / Unisa Press, 2014)
In this article, large-scale infrastructure development is situated within the sustainability paradigm with an emphasis on questions about environmental impact. W hile the focus is on South Africa, the article contributes ...
The Heat is on: local government and climate governance in South Africa
(Cambridge University press, 2014)
Departing from the fact that climate change poses localized effects, this article crit- ically considers from a legal perspective the role of local authorities in the South African government’s response ...
Climate change, public trusteeship and the tomorrows of the unborn
The impacts of climate change on human and ecological systems and the increasing volatility of life situations demand of scholars to critically evaluate governments' protection of the natural resource base and the interests ...
A Gold Rush to Nowhere? The rights-based approach to environmental governance in South Africa’s mining sector in question
(Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, 2014)
In this article we focus on the impact that the mining industry has had, and continues to have, on the environment in South Africa. The country is renowned for its mineral wealth and the mining sector continues to significantly ...
The readiness of South African law and policy for the pursuit of Sustainable Development Goal 11
(University of the Western Cape, Faculty of Law, 2017)
This article notionally questions the readiness of existing South African law and policy for the country's pursuit of “sustainable cities" as per Goal 11 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The expectations created ...
A role for local government in global environmental governance and transnational environmental law from a subsidiarity perspective
(Institute of Foreign and Comparative Law, 2015)
This article advances a conceptual view of the role of local government in global environmental governance (‘GEG’) and the system of transnational environmental law (‘TEL’). The underlying hypothesis is that a ...