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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

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


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



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