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Draft Climate Change Bill Under Construction

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…

NA Passes Marine Spatial Planning Bill


Department of Environmental AffairsThe Marine Spatial Planning Bill has been passed by the national assembly and sent to the national council of provinces for concurrence.The bill was tabled in parliament…

Biodiversity Management Plan for Cape Mountain Zebra Drawn Up


Department of Environmental AffairsThe Biodiversity Management Plan for the Cape Mountain Zebra is in place.The environmental affairs department published the plan in Government Gazette 41498.The plan was published for comment…

Compliance with Minimum Emission Standards Under the Spotlight


Department of Environmental AffairsAn application for postponement of compliance with minimum emission standards must include an air pollution impact assessment.The environmental affairs department recently briefed parliament on the postponement of…

Parliament Briefed on National Environmental Management Laws Bill


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

Non-Detriment Findings on African Lion Released


Department of Environmental AffairsThe non-detriment finding assessment for the African Lion has been published.The department of environmental affairs has published findings drawn up by the Scientific Authority relating to the…

Proposed Regulations on Waste Streams Drawn Up


Department of Environmental AffairsProposed regulations on exclusion of a waste stream have been drafted.The department of environmental affairs has published its intention to put in place regulations relating to the…

Cultural Heritage Survey Guidelines for Protected Areas in Place


Department of Environmental AffairsCultural Heritage Survey Guidelines and Assessment Tools for Protected Areas in South Africa have been published in Government Gazette 41306.The guidelines are to be used when implementing…