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Water and the public trust doctrine – a South African perspective

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dc.contributor.author Van der Schyff, E
dc.contributor.author Viljoen, G
dc.date.accessioned 2011-01-19T06:42:30Z
dc.date.available 2011-01-19T06:42:30Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation VAN DER SCHYFF, E. & VILJOEN, G. 2008. Water and the public trust doctrine – a South African perspective. TD: The Journal for Transdisciplinary Research in Southern Africa, 4(2):339-354, Dec. [http://dspace.nwu.ac.za/handle/10394/3605] en
dc.identifier.issn 1817-4434
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10394/3951
dc.description.abstract The legal principles concerning rights to water have been changed considerably by the provisions of the National Water Act 36 of 1998. The National Water Act aims to redistribute water rights to previously disadvantaged people and communities by the introduction and application of a public trust doctrine to South African natural resources law. It is proposed that these legislative measures will ensure that water as a natural resource will be used to the benefit of the nation as a whole. However, the practical application of the public trust doctrine needs to be analysed, especially with the view of determining the actual benefits to poor and deprived people. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Water en
dc.subject Public trust doctrine en
dc.subject Hierarchy of entitlements en
dc.subject Poverty en
dc.title Water and the public trust doctrine – a South African perspective en
dc.type Article en


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