Environmental Affairs and Water

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

Cabinet Adopts Energy Crunch Plan


Cabinet has adopted a five point plan to mitigate electricity challenges facing South Africa.

At its last meeting for 2014, cabinet voiced concern over the adverse impact recent power outages were having on households and businesses across the country.

One Environmental System in Place

Department of Mineral Resources

The one environmental system governing the licence application process for mining activities came into force on 8 December 2014.

In a joint statement issued by the mineral resources, environmental affairs and water affairs departments, the new system is described as representing government’s commitment to removing obstacles to doing business in South Africa as well as attracting investment into the local mining industry.

Rules on Environmental Exemptions Laid Down

Department of Environmental Affairs

The two sets of environmental management regulations, which direct exemptions as well as appeals, have been published in the Government Gazette.

Environmental affairs minister Edna Molewa has now formalised the national exemption as well as the appeals regulations in Gazette 38303 / 993 and 994 of 8 December 2014.

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