Editorial: Environmental and Energy Law – Willemien du Plessis





Environmental law, laudatio, Willemien du Plessis


Liber amicorum is formally defined as a scholarly anthology honouring a distinguished colleague, and it would have been apt to call this special issue honouring Willemien du Plessis just that. But the special issue we present here is so much more than merely a collection of papers from long-standing colleagues and friends. The papers are deep reflections on some of the many burning issues that Willemien dedicated her life to, and they are therefore representative (although not fully) of the scope and breadth of her interests and vast academic expertise. Perhaps more importantly, they are reflective of the diversity of people spanning the globe, ranging from early career to senior scholars, from all walks of life, that have been inspired by Willemien, touched by her acumen, kindness, motivation, mentorship, curiosity and collegiality over the years.


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Author Biographies

Anel Du Plessis, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Professor of Law and Chair in Urban Law and Sustainability Governance, Faculty of Law, Stellenbosch University, South Africa and Extraordinary Professor, Faculty of Law, North-West University, South Africa.

Louis Kotze, North-West University

Research Professor, Faculty of Law, North-West University, South Africa

The processing fees for this special edition have been partly sponsored by the Faculty of Law, North-West University, and the German-South African Lawyers Association (GLSA). The GSLA, a bilateral association open to lawyers with a keen interest in South African and German law, is dedicated to individuals who engage with South African law through their studies or professional practice. Their contribution has played a vital role in making this guest issue, dedicated to Prof Willemien du Plessis, a reality. We express our sincerest appreciation to these sponsors for their commitment to fostering academic exchange and knowledge in the field of law.



How to Cite

Du Plessis, A., & Kotze, L. (2023). Editorial: Environmental and Energy Law – Willemien du Plessis. Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal, 26, (Published on 23 November 2023) pp 1 – 06. https://doi.org/10.17159/1727-3781/2010.17159/1727-3781/2023/v26i0a1725823/v26i0a17259



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