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 […]
Registrations are open for SBE22.
“There are concerns related to the application for a new nuclear power station (Thyspunt)…” – Liefferink.
In addition to the FSE’s considerable assistance to academic researchers during 2021, the FSE’s academic contribution titled “Engagement with mining-affected communities: lessons learnt – a case study within the West Rand Goldfields” was included in the scholarly publication titled “Community engagement research in South Africa: Histories, methods, theories and practice”. What this publication has to […]
An ambitious new government strategy to deal with abandoned mines is welcome but needs more teeth, say those in the know. Andiswa Matikinca reports. It has been almost six years since #MineAlert reported that it will cost R30-billion or more to clean up and rehabilitate the thousands of abandoned mines scattered around South Africa. In a series of […]
The Sustainable Built Environment conference 2022 (SBE 2022) and the STADIO School of Architecture and Spatial Design (SOAASD) invite you to our series of perspectives on the past, present and future of sustainable built environments. These webinars are a pre-cursor to SBE 2022, which will be held at the Houwhoek Hotel in March 2022. The SBE conferences have a long history, starting in 1998 – […]
“As the legislated frontline in the battle against ecosystem collapse, the Environmental Assessment Practitioners’ Association of South Africa is meant to hold a critical professional sector to account. But, as the case of Dr Kenneth Singo shows, the regulator is not doing its mandated job. If the country’s priceless biodiversity is to survive, a whole […]
National Environment Month is celebrated in the month of June. The South African government and environmental champions lead the way by raising awareness on all environmental issues. Environment Month Celebrations (17 June 2021) The Federation for a Sustainable Environment (FSE), in association with Gold Fields’ South Deep Mine, Rand Water, the local Councillor and Municipality, […]