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South African Law

Socio-economic impact assessments (SEIAS)

In South Africa, Guidelines were formulated in 2015 after a lengthy study. These Guidelines deal with the need to undertake a socio-economic impact study before implementing legislation.

There are mixed views on whether this requirement is being met.  See https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/opinionista/2018-08-02-governments-malicious-compliance-with-socio-economic-impact-assessments/