Environmental Affairs and Water

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

Coastal Management Bill Back on the Agenda

Department of Environmental Affairs

The coastal management legislation that was before parliament before the national elections in May, has been revived by the national assembly.

The national assembly has agreed to “resume proceedings” on the Integrated Coastal Management Amendment Bill (B 8F – 2013) “from the stage that it reached on the last sitting day of the sixth session of the fourth parliament”.

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.