A very important court decision that may force Advasol to comply with Environmental laws

According to Advocate Coetzee, “This judgment confirms what environmental authorities and municipalities have been arguing for years. Importantly, the judgement also makes it clear that even though different regulatory requirements must therefore be met, over and above the MPRDA, this does not mean that the different “spheres of control cannot co-exist even if they overlap”. While the requirements in terms of the MPRDA will therefore ensure that a proposed mining operation will be optimal, the requirements in terms of NEMA will ensure that the mining will be done in an environmentally sustainable manner, with the requirements in terms of LUPO ensuring that the mining operations is desirable considering the planning considerations for the applicable municipal area.” Have a look a the judgment which is attached at this link. Maccsand_Court_Case_Judgement_20Aug2010

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