Sustainable Development Case Study

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2.1. List and briefly explain any primary/original national legislation referred to in WJ Building and identify when it was promulgated. Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act 5 of 2000, Promulgated 3 February 2000 (Gazette No. 20854, Notice No. 97, dated 3 February 2000. Commencement date: 3 February 2000) This Act deals with financial management of public money as well as gives the opportunity for government to correct socio-economic imbalances. Essentially the Act stipulates how tenders are to be commenced and completed. Evaluation of a tender is out of 100 points and depending on the situation the act indicates how points should be distributed. Claire Barkley notes “This is in line with what procurement seeks to achieve, namely…show more content…
Ensure that in describing the concept you make reference to legal sources of ‘sustainable development’ in South Africa, including the Constitution, NEMA and relevant case law. In your criticism you must refer to the article of Jacklyn Cock entitled ‘Green Capitalism’ or Environmental Justice? A critique of the Sustainability Discourse’ (available Online), as well as your own views on the possible use and abuse of the…show more content…
In simpler terms, sustainable development can be described as development over the three pillars of sustainability, namely your social-, economic-, and environmental sectors, where are three sectors develop in harmony with one another. This also means using resources in such a way that both future and current generations benefit equally. Section 24(b)(iii) of the constitution supports this as it states that everyone has the right to “to have the environment protected, for the benefit of present and future generations, through reasonable legislative and other measures that (iii) secure ecologically sustainable development and use of natural resources while promoting justifiable economic and social development.” (South Africa, 1996:23). The problem with this definition is that the development we are currently experiencing isn’t benefitting everyone equally. Furthermore it is being abused and manipulated in such a way that instead of protecting and benefitting all 3 sectors, it is being used for pure economic gain. Jacklyn Cock supports this statement by pointing out that the CEO of BP stated that the transition to low carbon economy is an economic transition which could be compared to the

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