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Comment Sought on Climate Change Bill

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…

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…

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…

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…