WIT Press

Energy Law And Environmental Protection In South Africa

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/EENV030101

Volume

62

Pages

10

Published

2003

Size

592.44 kb

Author(s)

W. du Plessis

Abstract

Energy law and environmental protection in South Africa W. du Plessis Faculty of law, Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education, South Africa Abstract South Africa's energy legislation is fragmented. Specific issues are regulated by different acts, which may confuse developers. One of the major criticisms against South African energy legislation is that it does not address the cycle of sourcing, exploitation, generation or production, transportation, distribution and consumption. These issues are either not dealt with or are to be found in different pieces of legislation. Legislation is focused on governmental control and the functions of the regulators. The pre-1994 dispensation was more focused on exploitation rather than taking into account people and the environment. In recent energy legislation, however, more emphasis is placed on health, safety and environmental matters. In this paper South African legislation dealing with energy and environment is discussed in order to mak

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