Professional registration for Environmental Assessment Practitioners required within 2 years of the appointment of a Registration Authority
Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa has signed into law regulations pertaining to the appointment of a registration authority that will be responsible for the registration of environmental assessment practitioners.
In a first for SA, a mining company has pleaded guilty to breaking environmental laws while prospecting for coal in a protected wetland -- in return for a relatively light penalty.
A mining company and its director have been convicted of contravening environmental laws, but nongovernmental organisations say they are disappointed the fines imposed are largely suspended.
Anker Kole, ’n Nederlandse steenkoolmynhuis, is in die Ermelo-streekhof met R304 000 beboet omdat sy werknemers en konsultante tydens prospektering ’n vlei op die plaas Steenkoolspruit in die Usuturivier beskadig het.
For most of its history, the mining industry in South Africa has not been subjected to comprehensive environmental regulation.
In recent years, however, this has changed significantly and the industry is now required to comply with a complex web of mining and environmental policy and legislation. This chapter outlines the most relevant legislation and policy documents that govern sustainable mining in South Africa.
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The Department of Water Affairs and Forestry (DWAF) in conjunction with Working for Water (WfWÂ) has identified a need to rehabilitate degraded wetlands in South Africa.