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Comment Sought on NEMLA Bill


Select Committee on Land and Mineral Resources The national council of provinces (NCOP) has called for comment on the National Environmental Management Laws Amendment Bill.The bill was passed by the…

NA Passes NEMLA Bill


Department of Environmental AffairsThe National Environmental Management Laws Amendment Bill has been passed by the national assembly and sent to the national council of provinces for concurrence.The bill was tabled…

Regulations on Import or Export of Waste Drafted


Department of Environmental AffairsRegulations Regarding the Control of the Import or Export of Waste have been published.The environmental affairs department published the regulations in Government Gazette 42175.They were drafted in…

Parliament Passes Marine Spatial Planning Bill


Department of Environmental AffairsParliament has passed the Marine Spatial Planning Bill and sent it for assent.The bill was tabled in parliament in April 2017.It was published for comment in March…

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…

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…