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Media Release: Ministers Moosa and Maduna to launch Environmental Court

Date: 2003-02-27

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The Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, Mohammed Valli Moosa and the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, Penuel Maduna, will be launching a special Environmental Court on Thursday 6 March 2003 in Hermanus, Western Cape.†

The court, which is a joint initiative by the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development and the†Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, is a major breakthrough in the battle against illegal†exploitation of marine resources and in particular abalone.†

The two ministers will launch the Environmental Court at the Hermanus Magistrate Court, Harmony Street, at†10:00. All media are invited to attend.†

Issued by:
Phindile Makwakwa†
Spokesperson: Ministry of Environmental Affairs and Tourism†
Tel: (012) 310-3401; Fax: (021) 465-7240;†Cell: 082 850 9559

Enquiries:
Advocate Hishaam Mohammed
Regional Head†
Department of Justice and Constitutional Development†
Cell: 082 455 5549†

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Ms Phindile Makwakwa†
Ministry of Environmental Affairs and Tourism†
Cell: 082 850 9559†

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