Legal Authorisations and Compliance Inspectorate

         
Introduction and purpose
 
Functions
 
Structure and contact details
 
Related projects / programmes categories
 
Policy and legislation
 
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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 Environemntal Compliance and Enforcment Reports

 

 

National Environmental Compliance & Enforcement Report 2017/18

The NECER is aimed at a broad spectrum of stakeholders, including a range of private, public and community-based institutions. In this respect, the report seeks to fulfil some of the information requirements of regulators, the regulated, the general public and other interested organisations.

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National Environemntal Compliance and Enforcment Report 2016/ 17

The 2016/17 financial year marks the 10th year in which DEA has collaborated with its provincial counterparts and statutory bodies to develop the National Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Report (NECER); a joint publication that aims to provide an overview of environmental compliance and enforcement activities undertaken by the various environmental authorities over the period of a financial year.

read more... [3.69 mb (PDF)]
 

 

 

National Environemntal Compliance and Enforcment Report 2015/ 16

The 2015/16 financial year marks the 9th year in which DEA has collaborated with its provincial counterparts and statutory bodies to develop the National Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Report (NECER); a joint publication that aims to provide an overview of environmental compliance and enforcement activities undertaken by the various environmental authorities over the period of a financial year.

read more... [7.47 mb (PDF)]
 

National Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Report (NECER) 2015/16

 

 

National Environemntal Compliance and Enforcment Report 2014/ 2015

The 2014/15 financial year marks the 8th year in which DEA has collaborated with its provincial counterparts and statutory bodies to develop the National Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Report (NECER); a joint publication that aims to provide an overview of environmental compliance and enforcement activities undertaken by the various environmental authorities over the period of a fi nancial year.
read more... [5.96 mb (PDF)]
 

National Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Report (NECER) 2014/15

 

 

National Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Report 2013/ 2014

The 2013/14 financial year marks the 7th year in which the national Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) has collaborated with its provincial counterparts and statutory bodies to develop the National Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Report (NECER); a joint publication that aims to provide an overview of environmental compliance and enforcement activities undertaken by the various environmental authorities over the period of a financial year... 

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National Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Report 2012/ 2013

This report, which outlines the work and achievements of the environmental compliance and enforcement sector over the 2012/2013 period, is the sixth of its kind since the inception of the Environmental Management Inspectorate (EMI). As the EMI institutions become better at reporting the information each year, so the accuracy of the statistics in the report improve, providing us with a more comprehensive understanding of the important work being done by the environmental compliance and enforcement sector.  

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National Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Report 2011/ 2012

This report marks the sixth of its kind since the inception of the Environmental Management Inspectorate. It outlines the work and achievements of the environmental compliance and enforcement sector over the 2011/2012 period. The landscape of environmental legislation in South Africa has shifted dramatically in the past decade, with a major legislative review producing one of the most comprehensive regulatory environmental frameworks in the world. 

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National Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Report 2010/ 2011

The initiation of this report coincided with the creation of a common set of national compliance and enforcement powers through the establishment of the Environmental Management Inspectorate in 2005. However, it must be noted that the scope of this report extends beyond the work of the Inspectorate, and also includes other regulatory functions executed in terms of provincial legislation. 

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National Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Report 2009 / 2010

NECER report's objective is to provide a national overview of environmental compliance and enforcement activities undertaken during the period 1 April 2009 to 31 March 2010. This report reflects the work of all environmental compliance and enforcement officials operating at national and provincial levels; even though certain sections focus particularly on the Environmental Management Inspectorate.

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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.

The following events have taken place in the past:

  • the first Environmental Enforcement Conference (EEC), February 2006, Durban, KwaZulu-Natal
  • the second Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Lekgotla (ECEL), 2007, Golden Gate, Free State;
  • the third Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Lekgotla, 2009, Port Alfred, Eastern Cape; and
  • the fourth Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Lekgotla, 2012, Polokwane, Limpopo; and
  • the fifth Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Lekgotla, 2013, Hermanus, Western Cape.
  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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