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Title
Umfolozi Sugar Planters Limited and others -v- isiMagaliso Wetland Park Authority and others
Party
South Africa
Date of text
April 21, 2017
Data source
InforMEA
Court name
High Court
Seat of court
Durban
Justice(s)
Moodley J.
Reference number
No. 7942/2015
Abstract

This matter concerned the artificial breaching of the uMfolozi River. The applicants contended that the isiMangaliso Wetland Park Authority was obliged to artificially breach the uMfolozi River to avoid back-flooding, which adversely affected its sugarcane plantations. The application was dismissed with costs. Amongst the legislation considered was the World Heritage Convention Act, 1999, the National Water Act, 1998 and the National Environmental Management: Integrated Coastal Management Act, 2008.