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Parliament Briefed on New Provisions in NEMLA Bill


Department of Environmental AffairsThe environmental affairs department recently briefed parliament on newly introduced provisions in the National Environmental Management Laws Amendment Bill.The bill was remitted back to the portfolio committee…

NEMLA Bill Returned to PC Environmental Affairs


ParliamentThe National Environmental Management Laws Amendment Bill has been remitted back to the portfolio committee on environmental affairs.The bill was tabled in May 2017.The committee adopted the bill in June…

Draft National Water and Sanitation Master Plan on Track


Department of Water and SanitationParliament was recently briefed on the Draft National Water and Sanitation Master Plan.The draft plan was submitted to a cabinet committee in June 2018 for consideration…

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

Draft Regulations on Organic Pollutants Drawn Up


Department of Environmental AffairsProposed regulations to phase-out the use of persistent organic pollutants have been drawn up.The environmental affairs department published the draft regulations in Government Gazette 41790 for comment.They…

Waste Exclusion Regulations Set Down


Department of Environmental AffairsWaste Exclusion Regulations are in place.The Regulations Regarding the Exclusion of a Waste Stream or a Portion of a Waste Stream from the Definition of Waste flow…

Comment Sought on Waste Information Regulations


Department of Environmental AffairsThe National Waste Information Regulations will not apply to residue stockpiles or residue deposits.The proposed amendment to the regulations was published in Government Gazette 41760 for comment.The…

Water Trading Agency on the Cards


Department of Water and SanitationThe transformation of the Water Trading Entity into a Water Trading Agency is to be expedited.The water and sanitation minister, Gugile Nkwinti, announced during his department's…

Draft Climate Change Bill Under Construction


Department of Environmental AffairsA Draft Climate Change Bill is in the pipeline.Speaking during her department's budget vote debate in parliament, the environmental affairs minister, Edna Molewa, clarified that the proposed…

Parliament Briefed on NEMLA Bill


Department of Environmental AffairsThe environmental affairs department recently briefed parliament on the National Environmental Management Laws Amendment Bill.The bill was tabled in May 2017.It seeks to amend a raft of…