Environmental Affairs and Water

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

Contaminated Land Sections of Waste Act to Commence

The Presidency

Sections of the National Environmental Management: Waste Act (2008) which refer to contaminated land will come into operation on 2 May 2014.

The act regulates waste management through national norms and standards as well as licencing and control of waste management activities.

Electricity Grids Under the Spotlight

Department of Energy

Renewable energy independent power producers (IPP) have called for the upgrading of existing electricity grid infrastructure.

The call was made during a recent breakfast engagement with IPPs in Pretoria.

Accreditation for Plant Operators and Professional Hunting Proposed

South African Qualifications Authority

The proposed recognition of professional bodies for hunting and plant operators as well as the corresponding registration of designated qualifications on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) have been issued for public comment.

These proposals which are made in terms of the National Qualifications Act (2008) were published by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).