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Sunday, 17 November 2019
Natural Resources Law students engage with biological resources regulation at the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens

The first field trip for the Natural Resources Law students this year related to their study of South Africa’s biological resources. Naturally, the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens in Cape Town provided the ultimate backdrop in which to engage the students on emerging debates in biodiversity laws.

Publication Date:
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 - 15:15
Talking about the SDGs and the Law

The Institute, together with the Environmental Law Association of South Africa, were fortunate to host a seminar by Dr Fred Soltau, a Senior Sustainable Development Officer currently working at the United Nations in New York, on 17 July.

Publication Date:
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 - 15:00
Land Use Planning Students Visit Scarborough & Soetwater

Land-Use Planning Law is a very complicated and practical subject. In order to enable students to grapple with this complexity, students spent the day visiting Scarborough and Soetwater near Cape Point. At Scarborough, they were introduced to the site which forms the focus of their course assignment - a proposed development in the Schusterskraal wetland.

Publication Date:
Mon, 22 Jul 2019 - 15:00
UCT talk - April 2019
Talking Time, Sustainability and Environmental Law

The Institute of Marine and Environmental Law was very fortunate to arrange for Prof Ben Richardson, from the University of Tasmania, to visit the University of Cape Town in April through an NRF Visiting Scholars Grant. Whilst in Cape Town, Prof Richardson met with members of the Institute and presented an open lecture titled ‘Time and sustainability: What is missing and what does environmental law need to do?’. Arranged in partnership with the Western Cape Branch of the Environmental Law Association, Professor Richardson explored how time is fundamentally important to sustainability and its governance.

Publication Date:
Mon, 08 Apr 2019 - 15:30