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Legal Authorisations and Compliance Inspectorate

 

Introduction

 

Introduction - the beginningThe Department has, over the years, facilitated the development of progressive environmental management legislation and frameworks, which we continue to review and enhance where necessary. In recent years we have made a conscious decision to focus our efforts on implementation, monitoring compliance and taking enforcement action against transgressors.

Improving compliance with related environmental legislation remains a key area of focus for Legal Authorisations and Compliance Inspectorate. This is done through continued implementation of various interventions aimed at ensuring that we deal effectively with the growing trend of non-compliance and non-adherence to the existing environmental legislative framework.

 

Purpose and functions

 

Purpose

To promote the development of an enabling legal regime, licensing/ authorization system that will promote enforcement and compliance

Functions

  • To provide a high quality legal services that enables DEA to protect and conserve the environment
  • To provide an effective and efficient legal service support to enable Department to deliver on its mandate 
  • To strengthen, enhance and coordinate the environmental regulatory framework related to environmental impact management 
  • To promote compliance with environmental legislation
  • To enforce compliance with environmental legislations
  • To provide cooperative governance and administrative support to the office

 

Structure and contact details

 

Deputy Director-General Legal Authorisations and Compliance Inspectorate: Mr Ishaam Abader
Deputy Directro-General Ishaam Abader
Telephone: +27 12 399 9330
Fax: +27 12 322 1936
E-mail: iabader@environment.gov.za
Directorate - Administrative Support: Dr Ranjini Pillay
Tel: +27 12 399 9332
 
Mail Dr Pillay

 
Chief Directorate-
Law Reform and Appeals:
Ms Linda Garlipp
Chief Directorate -
Compliance:
Mr Sonnyboy Bapela
Chief Directorate -
Integrated Environmental Authorisations: Mr Sabelo Malaza
Chief Directorate -
Corporate Legal Support and Litigation: Ms Vanessa Bendeman
Chief Directorate -
Enforcement: Ms Frances Craigie
 
Chief Direcor Linda Garlipp
 
 
 

 

 
 
Chief Director Ms Francis Craigie
Tel: +27 12 399 9348
 
Mail Ms Garlipp
 Tel: +27 12 399 9422
 
Mail Mr Bapela
Tel: +27 12 399 8792
 
Mail Mr Malaza
 Tel: +27 12 399 9337
 
Mail Ms Bendeman
Tel: +27 12 399 9460
 
Mail Ms Craigie

 

Related events with media products

 

 
 

National Environmental Compliance Enforcement Lekgotla   

Since 2006, the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) has hosted a series of multi-stakeholder conferences focused on environmental compliance and enforcement. This year, 2015, represents a milestone for environmental compliance and enforcement in South Africa. It marks ten years since an amendment to the National Environmental Management Act, Act 107 of 1998 (NEMA) created the Environmental Management Inspectorate.

  2015 event (upcoming) • 2013 event
 
 

EMI logo - environmental management inspectorate

 

 

Appeals and Legal Review   

The Directorate: Appeals and Legal Review is responsible for administering appeals and making recommendations on appeals to the Minister of Environmental Affairs. Subsection 43(1A) of NEMA further determines that any person may appeal to the Minister against a decision made in terms of NEMA or any of the SEMAs by the Minister responsible for mineral resources or any person acting under that Minister’s delegated authority. The Minister may, in terms of subsection 5 of NEMA consider and decide an appeal or appoint an appeal panel to consider and advise the Minister on the appeal.

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