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Constitution of the Republic of South Africa (1993)

Chapter 2, Article 24:

“Everyone has the right –

a. to an environment that is not harmful to their health or well-being; and 

b. to have the environment protected, for the benefit of present and future generations, through reasonable legislative and other measures that – 

  • i. prevent pollution and ecological degradation; 
  • ii. promote conservation; and 
  • iii. secure ecologically sustainable development and use of natural resources while promoting justifiable economic and social development.” 

Chapter 2, Article 27:

“Everyone has the right to have access to – …

b. sufficient food and water;”