Environmental Affairs and Water

Government, parliamentary and legislative information on Environmental Affairs and Water.

Mine Health and Safety Bill on Track

Department of Mineral Resources

The consultation process on the Draft Mine Health and Safety Amendment Bill is drawing to a close and a revised bill based on stakeholder input is under construction.

The mineral resource minister, Advocate Ngoako Ramatlhodi, revealed this during a presentation on the 2014 mine health and safety statistics in Pretoria.

Environmental Authorisation Regulations Tweaked

Department of Environmental Affairs

Changes have been introduced to the regulations on the fees for consideration and processing of applications for environmental authorisations.

The regulations were issued at the beginning of 2014 in terms of the National Environmental Management Act of 1998.

Input Sought on Recapitalisation and Development Programme

Parliament

Parliament plans to hold public hearings on the Recapitalisation and Development Programme early in February 2015.

In a statement issued by the rural development and land reform committee, the programme is described as one of several new interventions to bring about sustainable land reform in South Africa.

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