Spencer Dreyer, the SAGI Western Cape branch Cadastral Commission Chairperson, provides an overview of the current legislative environment and its implications for land surveyors. We are living in exciting and challenging times as the dawn of a new era of national and provincial planning legislation redefining the roles and responsibilities of both provincial and local government are upon us. Business as we know it will soon be radically transformed. The declaration of unconstitutionality and invalidity of parts of the Development Facilitation Act No 67/1995 together with various other landmark court judgements providing clarity on the roles and responsibilities of various levels of government regarding planning matters, has accelerated the law reform process both at national and provincial levels of government… (more)