Water rights in Southern Rhodesia -1
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This is the first of a series of articles on the water law of Southern Rhodesia, and traces the historical development of the legislation, culminating in the Water Act, 1927, which is Chapter 251 of the Revised Edition of the Statutes. Although considerably amended over the years, the Water Act has in general stood the test of time remarkably well. One of the main difficulties encountered by legal practitioners in its application has been the lack of any textbook to supplement the Act in those many respects in which it differs from the corresponding South African legislation. Judge Hoffman, who has presided over the Water Court for many years, will remedy this lack of a textbook in this series of articles.