Environmental Affairs and Water

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

Parliament Seeks Answers to Water Sector Vandalism

Parliament

Parliament is looking for solutions to the vandalism and theft of water infrastructure.

The portfolio committee on water and sanitation will hold public hearings on 24 and 25 November on finding answers and have invited interested stakeholders to first submit written comments on the subject no later than 21 November.

Mining Waste Regulations in the Pipeline

Department of Environmental Affairs

Environmental affairs minister Edna Molewa has published draft regulations to control the residue from mining and related activities.

According to a notice in the Government Gazette (38209 / 1005 of 14 November 2014), the guidelines, drawn up according to the National Environmental Management: Waste Act, must “regulate the planning and management of residue stockpiles and residue deposits from a prospecting, mining, exploration or production operation”.

Plan to Treat Waste Streams Differently

Department of Environmental Affairs

Environmental affairs minister Edna Molewa has published proposed regulations to exclude waste streams from the legal definition of waste.

A waste stream is the flow of waste material from generation to treatment and on to final disposal.

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