Environmental Affairs and Water

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

Atmospheric Emissions Regulations in the Pipeline

Department of Environmental Affairs

Environmental affairs minister Edna Molewa has published draft regulations for the reporting of data and information on atmospheric emissions.

The proposed new rules have been drawn up in terms of the National Environmental Management: Air Quality Act (39 of 2004).

Environmental Laws to Undergo Further Amendments

Department of Environmental Affairs

Environmental affairs minister Edna Molewa says there will be more amendments to environmental management legislation to further align mining with the integrated regulatory system.

The minister announced in the debate on her budget vote in parliament that the minister of mineral resources would not only issue mining-related environmental impact assessment and waste licences but in future also licences for air emission and water use in mining activities.

MPRDA Regulations to be Widely Consulted

Department of Mineral Resources

The mineral resources minister, Adv. Ngoako Ramatlhodi, has committed to a full and transparent consultation process on regulations should the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Amendment Bill be signed into law.

The minister gave this assurance during his budget vote speech in parliament.