2017 sees various staffing changes at IMEL with certain members being on sabbatical (Alexander Paterson), another moving to take up a position in the UCT executive (Loretta Feris) and another moving abroad (Micha Lau). We are very happy to welcome Phillipa King (a previous cum laude UCT LLM student with several subsequent years of experience working as an environmental lawyer in Cape Town) to partly fill the teaching and supervision void in 2017.
IMEL is happy to announce the publication of a new book titled Hydraulic Fracturing in the Karoo: Critical Legal and Environmental Perspectives which is edited by Jan Glazewski and Surina Esterhuyse (Eds). The book explores a broad-ranging set of questions related to proposed hydraulic fracturing or ‘fracking’ in the Karoo.
Following twelve weeks spent together, the Principles of Environmental Law class bid their farewells to one another and headed home to their different regions in South Africa, Africa and Europe.
Land Use Planning Law is a very practical subject and accordingly Land Use Planning Law students spent the day down at Soetwater near Scarborough, unpacking an array of complicated land use planning law scenarios.