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In Trustees for the time being of the Humane Society International – Africa Trust and Others v Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment and Others  3 All SA 616 (WCC) manifestly unfair to invite a party to consult on an issue in which the decision-maker is statutorily time bound only to apply that participative process to a time period in respect of which there has been no consultation.
Recommendations have been made to prevent a repeat of the devastating chemical spill and fire incident following the warehouse attack in Cornubia in July. The preliminary Compliance Profile Report indicates both a lack of critical risk assessment or planning permissions, and inadequate Environmental Authorisations.
Fracking, a process which enables access to shale gas not accessible to conventional drilling operations, is a good example of the environmental, social and economic balancing act required of decision makers.
Air pollution and its impact on human health is receiving increasing attention.