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