Article written by Sheree Bega | 9 February 2022 “Forestry, Fisheries and Environment Minister Barbara Creecy has gazetted a proposed amendment to environmental regulations that make it mandatory for any person who wants to submit environmental appeals to appoint a registered environmental assessment practitioner (EAP) to conduct the appeal. This proposal, made on New Year’s Eve, has sparked deep […]
“There are concerns related to the application for a new nuclear power station (Thyspunt)…” – Liefferink.
The FSE’s comments can be viewed and downloaded below.
“While the FSE welcomes the publication by the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy(DMRE) of its Draft National Mine Closure Strategy. We do however have concerns aboutthe strategy from a number of different perspectives. Our comments are as follows…” Download the FSE’s comments below.
1.The name of this Department of Environmental Affairs has changed to the Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment (DFFE) with effect from Thursday, 01 April 2021. The substitution and designation of names for national departments, offices of premiers and heads of provincial departments were published on 5 March 2021 in Government Gazette 44229 (Notice No. 172) in terms of the […]
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.
A number of civil society organisations have written an open letter to the Minister of Environmental Affairs about the attempts by Sasol and National Petroleum Rifiners of SA to set aside minimum emission standards defined in the Air Quality Act.
The Federation for a Sustainable Environment has given notice of appeal to the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development.
Plea and sentence agreement between the State and Anker Coal and Minerals Holdings SA (Pty) Ltd.
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.