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Proposed legislation to clearly demarcate national parks

Proposed legislation to clearly demarcate national parks


Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs and Tourism The South African National Parks (SANP) would only be able to manage national parks in future and further additions to parks could be…

Heavy fines proposed for six environmental laws


Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs and TourismFines of up to R10m are proposed by the department of environmental affairs and tourism (DEAT) under the newly tabled National Environmental Laws Amendment…

Draft Waste Management Bill has major implications for industry


Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs and TourismThe draft National Environmental Management: Waste Management Bill is essentially to be seen as a major part of the principal act governing government's present…

DEAT: drafting new Waste Bill like “walking on eggs”


Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs and TourismJoanne Jawitch, deputy director-general: environmental quality and protection of the department of environmental affairs and tourism (DEAT), has now briefed the appropriate parliamentary portfolio…

DME outlines its legislative programme for 2008


Portfolio Committee on Minerals and EnergyIn its first meeting of 2008, the parliamentary portfolio committee on minerals and energy nominated Mr Nqaba Ngcobo (ANC) to become chairperson. The nomination was…

Parliament to be allowed to make changes to money bills


Portfolio Committee on FinanceA new bill, the Money Bills Amendment Procedure and Related Matters Bill, has been tabled in Parliament by the minister of finance. It will allow Parliament to…

Four acts affecting faith-based groups to be repealed


Committee on Private Members' Legislative Proposals and Special PetitionsThe Dutch Reformed Churches Union Act Repeal Bill, together with the Bible Society of South Africa Repeal Bill, the Methodist Church of…