Environmental Affairs and Water

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

Environmental Management Appeals Process to Change

Department of Environmental Affairs

The minister of environmental affairs, Edna Molewa, plans to change the appeals process in the National Environmental Management Act (107 of 1998).

According to a notice in the Government Gazette (37937 / 709 of 22 August 2014) members of the public are invited to comment to the department within thirty days of the publication of the notice.

Water and Sanitation to Focus on Policy Flow

Department of Water and Sanitation

The new water and sanitation department says for the next year it will focus on policy and law reforms to ensure full integration between water and sanitation.

A department spokesperson told a national assembly oversight committee they would indicate in the new water and sanitation legislation what would be required in terms of a strategy.

Comment Sought on World Heritage Site Guidelines

Department of Environmental Affairs

Environmental affairs minister Edna Molewa has published guidelines for preparing to nominate a South African world heritage site with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).

The minister says while the country has been very successful with its world heritage submissions, there have been challenges concerning the conservation and effective management of the potential sites.