The Environmental Law Association recently held its Annual Conference and Student Conference at Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth from 26-27 September 2018. The theme of this year’s conference was “Links between Environmental Protection and Justice”. Several of IMEL’s postgraduate students presented papers at the Student Conference on topics including water resource management, mining in protected areas and creating equitable and efficient access and benefit sharing regimes.
Amanda Mkhonza recently participated in the Training of Trainers for African Environmental Law Lecturers in Africa Programme held in Nairobi from 17-21 September 2018. Together with a number of early career lecturers from across the African continent, she experienced the flipped classroom approach – being a student for the week.
UCT’s Future Water Institute hosted the Future Water Symposium on 14 September 2018. The theme this year was ‘Regenerative Water Futures: Tensions in Resource Scarcity’. Amanda Mkhonza from the Institute of Marine and Environmental Law attended the Symposium and facilitated a round table discussion on ‘Water and the Law’.
Between June and July 2018 IMEL's Olivia Rumble accompanied the Department of Environmental Affairs on a 9 province roadshow to introduce stakeholders to the Climate Change Bill. Olivia has been part of the legal drafting team for the Bill over the past three years and she has been assisting the Department in its revision prior to it being tabled in Parliament.