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Foxwood Dam Proposed for Eastern Cape


Department of Water and Sanitation 21 August 2019 A new dam is on the cards for the Eastern Cape. The water and sanitation department has invited comment on the proposed…

Climate Change


Draft bill full text Published in GG 41689 of 8 June 2018 Year of publication 2018 Publication for comment (draft bill) Published in GG 41689 of 8 June 2018

Exploratory Fishing for Octopus Under the Spotlight


Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries 2 July 2019 Exploratory fishing for octopus in Saldanha, False Bay and Mossel Bay will continue until 2021. The environment, forestry and fisheries department…

Emissions Of Sulphur Dioxide To Be Increased


The Minister of Environmental Affairs has amended the listed activities and associated minimum emission standards identified in terms of the National Environmental Management: Air Quality Act. The intention is to…

Water Resources for Berg Catchment Under the Spotlight


Department of Water and Sanitation 14 May 2019 Proposed classes of water resources for the Berg Catchment have been published for comment. The water and sanitation department published the Proposed…

Draft National Climate Change Strategy Drawn Up


Department of Environmental Affairs 7 May 2019 Government’s proposed plan to deal with climate change has been released for comment. The Draft National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy (NCCAS) was published…

Marine Spatial Planning


Draft bill full text Published in GG 39847 of 24 May 2016 Year of publication 2016 Publication for comment (draft bill) Published in GG 39847 of 24 May 2016 Explanatory…

President Ramaphosa Assents to Marine Spatial Planning Act


The Presidency 6 May 2019 President Ramaphosa has assented to the Marine Spatial Planning Act. The presidency published the act in Government Gazette 42444. The bill was published for comment…

Comment Sought on Climate Change Bill


Department of Environmental AffairsA Draft Climate Change Bill has been published for comment.The environmental affairs department published the draft bill in Government Gazette 41689.Speaking earlier this year during her department's…

National Environmental Management Laws Amendment 2017


Draft bill full text Published in GG 39287 of 13 October 2015 Year of publication 2015 Publication for comment (draft bill) Published in GG 39287 of 13 October 2015 Explanatory…