Environmental Affairs and Water

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EIA Guideline on Need and Desirability Published

Department of Environmental Affairs

Environmental affairs has published another guideline document in its advice series on environmental impact management legislation and regulations.

According to a notice in the Government Gazette (38108 / 891 of 20 October 2014) the latest paper provides guidelines on need and desirability in terms of the environmental impact assessment regulations of 2010.

Japan to Sponsor Science Research Projects

Department of Science and Technology

The Japanese and South African governments are calling for joint research proposals for a science and technology partnership.

According to a notice on the department of science and technology website, the Japanese government supplements “the country’s conventional approach to technology transfer with the sponsorship of joint research initiatives between Japanese universities and research institutions and their counterparts in developing countries, including South Africa”.

Air Quality Billboards to Tackle Pollution

Department of Environmental Affairs

Deputy environmental affairs minister Barbara Thomson says air quality billboards that will report the state of the air live, are to be installed in polluted areas.

The deputy minister told the annual air quality lekgotla the government would continue to focus on air pollution hotspots and the billboards should help to bring these areas to compliance by keeping affected communities informed.

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