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Energy Law in South Africa

Energy Law in South Africa

By Willemien du Plessis


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Derived from the renowned multi-volume International Encyclopaedia of Laws, this book provides a systematic approach to legislation and legal practice concerning energy resources and production in South Africa. The book describes the administrative organization, regulatory framework, and relevant case law pertaining to the development, application, and use of such forms of energy as electricity, gas, petroleum, and coal, with attention as needed to the pervasive legal effects of competition law, environmental law, and tax law.

A general introduction covers the geography of energy resources, sources and basic principles of energy law, and the relevant governmental institutions. Then follows a detailed description of specific legislation and regulation affecting such factors as documentation, undertakings, facilities, storage, pricing, procurement and sales, transportation, transmission, distribution, and supply of each form of energy. Case law, intergovernmental cooperation agreements, and interactions with environmental, tax, and competition law are explained.

Its succinct yet scholarly nature, as well as the practical quality of the information it provides, make this book a valuable resource for energy sector policymakers and energy firm counsel handling cases affecting South Africa . It will also be welcomed by researchers and academics for its contribution to the study of a complex field that today stands at the foreground of comparative law.

Pages 208
Publish Date 11/23/2015
Product Line Kluwer Law International
ISBN 9789041161611
SKU 10057683-0001
Table of Contents

The Author.

List of Abbreviations.

General Introduction.

Chapter 1. General Background.

Chapter 2. Basic Principles of Energy Law.

Chapter 3. Historical Background.

Chapter 4. Role of Government Institutions in Shaping and Administration of Energy Law and Policy.

Chapter 5. Sources of Energy Law.

Part I. Regulatory Framework concerning Electricity.

Chapter 1. Electricity Regulation Act 4 of 2006.

Chapter 2. Environmental Issues.

Chapter 3. Energy efficiency.

Part II. Regulatory Framework concerning Gas.

Chapter 1. Gas Act 48 of 2001.

Chapter 2. Environmental Issues.

Chapter 3. Coal-Bed Methane Gas and Shale Gas Exploration.

Chapter 4. Recovery of Landfill Gas.

Part III. Regulatory Framework concerning Petrol, Liquid Fuels and Biofuels.

Chapter 1. Petroleum Products Act 120 of 1977.

Chapter 2. Hazardous Substances Act 15 of 1973.

Chapter 3. National Road Traffic Act 93 of 1996.

Chapter 4. Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993.

Chapter 5. Fire Brigade Services Act 99 of 1987.

Chapter 6. Municipal Bylaws.

Chapter 7. Environmental Issues.

Part IV. Regulatory Framework concerning Coal.

Chapter 1. General.

Chapter 2. Mineral Legislation.

Chapter 3. Transportation.

Chapter 4. Environmental Issues.

Part V. Regulatory Framework concerning Nuclear Energy.

Chapter 1. Nuclear Energy Act 131 of 1993.

Chapter 2. Nuclear Energy Act 46 of 1999.

Chapter 3. National Nuclear Regulator Act 47 of 1999.

Chapter 4. Mineral Legislation.

Chapter 5. Hazardous Substances Act 73 of 1973.

Chapter 6. Environmental Issues.

Part VI. Regulatory Framework with Regard to Renewable Energy.

Chapter 1. National Energy Act 34 of 2008.

Chapter 2. National Forests Act 84 of 1998.

Chapter 3. Biodiversity Legislation.

Chapter 4. Environmental Issues.

Part VII. Interaction between Energy Law and Environmental Law.

Chapter 1. General.

Chapter 2. Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996.

Chapter 3. Environmental Framework Legislation.

Chapter 4. Other Environmental Legislation.

Chapter 5. Other Applicable Legislation.

Part VIII. Interaction between Energy Law and Tax Law.

Part IX. Interaction between Energy Law and Competition Law.


Selected Bibliography.