The Government’s back door tendencies in Agriculture

The National Water Act, lauded as the most progressive and visionary piece of legislation in the world, is ahead of its time, at least in South African time. The preamble of the Act states the purpose of the Act, which inter alia includes, that water is a scarce and unevenly distributed resource in our country, […]

What is a water use licences and what is it for?

According to The National Water Act 36 of 1998, owning land with any type of water resource does not give an automatic right to use the water. All water use is approved by the Department of Water and Sanitation by general authorization or by issuance of a licence to use the water upon application by […]