About the ELA
The significant interest in environmental law on the international and national scene over the last decade is directly related to the fact that environmental issues are appearing, with ever increasing frequency, at the forefront of global discourse. South Africa is no exception.
As the body of environmental laws continues to expand, the regulatory system regarding the environment is becoming increasingly complex and pervasive. It is anticipated that environmental law and policy will continue to form an integral component in regulatory systems in the foreseeable future with the resultant demand for practitioners and academics with expertise in this area of law.
Against this backdrop, the Environmental Law Association of South Africa is committed to pursuing the development, teaching, application and practice of environmental law in order to promote respect for environmental law and governance in South Africa, thereby contextualising the importance of the right to an environment enshrined in the Constitution.