Department of Public, Constitutional and International Law

Mr H Coetzee

College of Law
School of Law
Department: Public, Constitutional and International
Tel: 012 429 8566


  • B.Iuris
  • LLB
  • PGD Compliance & Risk Management
  • LLM

Currently teaching

  • Legal Aspects of Environmental Management
  • Local Government Law

Fields of academic interests

Law and development – Governance and regulatory aspects of sustainability and sustainable development such as energy, water, food security and climate change


JH Coetzee and Louis J Kotzé “Shale gas development and water in South Africa: regulatory aspects” in Hollo EJ (ed) Water Resource Management and the Law (Edward Elgar 2017) DOI 10.4337/9781785369834

Paper presentations

“Moving from Cooperation to Solidarity in Climate Change Law” Notions of Solidarity in and beyond Law and Development (14 February 2017 at the Duesto University, Bilbao, Spain)

Possible influence of a “Nexus” infused Sustainable Development Goals on natural resource management within sustainable development 5 August 2016 at the Second Annual RALHUS/SARCIL Rule of Law and Sustainable Development Seminar: “Sustainable development Goals and the Progressive Development of International Environmental Law” at Devon Valley Hotel, Stellenbosch, South Africa

“Unconventional gas in South Africa: Aspects on the regulation of the energy, water and food security nexus”. 25 September 2015 Conference: Law in Crisis – New Developments (North West University, South Africa)

“Strategic environmental assessment: Does integrated assessment refer to a Nexus approach?” 13 August 2015 at the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) 20th annual conference 11-14 August 2015, South Africa

“Unconventional natural gas in South Africa: aspects on the regulation of the energy, water and food security nexus” 50th Anniversary: Faculty of Law - North West University (25 September 2015) - Law in Crisis - New Developments