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The Role of Good Environmental Governance in the Sustainable Development of South Africa


Loretta A. Feris


University of Cape Town (UCT)

May 7, 2010

Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal, Vol. 13, No. 1, 2010

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This article seeks to analyse good governance decision-making in the environmental context through an understanding and interpretation of the relationship between good environmental governance (evidenced inter alia by decision-making by public authorities) and sustainable development in South Africa. It critically assesses recent case law in an attempt to understand the way in which our courts are evaluating authorities’ environmental decisions. In reaching its objectives, this article considers also how environmental decisions are made in the first place and asks the question: what are the value choices underlying government’s decisions and what role does sustainable development play in informing decisions for good environmental governance.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 28

Keywords: environmental law, environmental governance, sustainable development, environmental decision-making, good governance

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Date posted: May 22, 2010 ; Last revised: June 20, 2014

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Feris, Loretta A., The Role of Good Environmental Governance in the Sustainable Development of South Africa (May 7, 2010). Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal, Vol. 13, No. 1, 2010. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1612672

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