ELA Post-graduate Student Conference - 2015
Pre-conference Training: An Introduction to 'One Environmental System'
Western Cape Presentation and Discussion on Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act
On 10 October, 2013, the Western Cape Branch of the ELA, together with UCT’s Institute of Marine and Environmental Law (IMEL) and the provincial Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning (DEA&DP) hosted a workshop on the Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act 2013. IMEL’s Director, Prof. Paterson took the audience on a quick tour of the new planning legislation which planners and other professionals will have to come to grips with once the Act enters into force. DEA&DP’s Kobus Munro provided insights into provincial government’s perspective on the Act and Peter Kantor, chair of the ELA, considered the practicalities of future land use planning applications under the Act. The event was a resounding success, thanks to the participation of the audience in the discussions which followed the presentations. The ELA, IMEL and DEA&DP would like to thank Bowman Gilfillan for hosting the event at their new Cape Town offices.