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General notice on decision for BBWW and WSCD 2017 permit allocation

General notice on decision for BBWW and WSCD 2017 permit allocation

 

The Department of Environmental Affairs has published general notice for the decisions on the boat-based whale watching (BBWW) and white shark cage diving (WSCD) permits allocation process of 2017. The notices serve to set out the criteria, the process and methodology for the decisions on allocation of permits in the BBWW and WSCD sectors. 

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Invitation to Environmental Assessment Practitioners

Invitation to Environmental Assessment Practitioners

 

Invitation to environmental assessment practitioners (EAPS), developers, and Interested and Affected Parties (I&APS) to attend a one day seminar on 20 November 2017 at Potchefstroom Agricultural College to share information on the latest NEMA EIA Legislation and the screening tool. 

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Invitation to EAPS to attend a one day seminar

Invitation to EAPS to attend a one day seminar

 

Invitation to EAPS, Developers, and I&APS to attend a one day seminar on 4 December 2017 at the DEA, Environment House, 473 Steve Biko Street, Pretoria and 5 December 2017 at University of Sol Plaatje, Lecture Hall C015, Middle Campus, C-Block, CNR of Bishops Rd (N12) and Scanlan Road, Kimberley to share information on the latest NEMA EIA Legislation and the screening tool.

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Highlights: National Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Lekgotla 2017

Highlights: National Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Lekgotla 2017

 


Highlights of the launch of National Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Report (NECER) and unveil of the new Green Scorpions logo during seventh national Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Lekgotla (ECEL) from 06 to 09 November 2017 in White River, Mpumalanga.

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South Africa's Second National Climate Change Report

South Africa's Second National Climate Change Report

 

This 2016/17 report includes chapters on (i) quantifying and profiling the impact of ongoing or recently completed mitigation actions (ii) progress in the work on climate change flagship programmes (iii) lessons learn from the recent drought phenomenon (iv) progress in the development of the national adaptation strategy and desired adaptation outcomes, etc.

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November is National Disability Rights Awareness Month

November is National Disability Rights Awareness Month

 

South Africa commemorates National Disability Rights Awareness Month annually between 3 November and 3 December which, commemorates International Day of Persons with Disabilities, and is also commemorated as National Disability Rights Awareness Day.


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Register with the Waste Bureau of the DEA

Register with the Waste Bureau of the DEA

 

An Integrated Industry Waste Tyre Management Plan (IIWTMP) for waste tyres was approved by the Hon Minister B E E Molewa in November 2012 and has been in implementation by REDISA since then. The DEA has since established the Waste Bureau in terms of section 34A (1) of the National Environmental Management Act – Waste Act, 2008 (Act No. 59 of 2008)...

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South Africa participates at CoP23 in Bonn, Germany

South Africa participates at CoP23 in Bonn, Germany

 

The main focus of COP23 in Bonn is on commencing the elements off a negotiating text for the Paris rule-book, which will clarify key questions, such as, who should do what, by when, how and with what financial and other support. These includes how countries should communicate their efforts with regards to mitigation and adaptation, climate finance, transfer of technology...

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17 November 2017 - The Department of Environmental Affairs, in partnership with the University of Johannesburg will host the 7th International Barcode of Life (iBOL) Conference at Kruger National Park Skukuza Camp from 20 to 24 November 2017. The International Barcode of Life project (iBOL) is the largest biodiversity genomics initiative ever undertaken. 


16 November 2017The dialogue focused on firstly, the importance of enhancing knowledge and implementation of programmes that are managed under the CBD; the benefits of integrating all efforts across these programmes and solutions for enhancing the efforts in addressing poverty, biodiversity conservation, climate change, disaster risk reduction and combating land degradation and desertification.


16 November 2017 In the last few years the concept of the Circular Economy (CE) has been receiving increasing attention worldwide as a way to overcome the current wasteful linear production and consumption model based on the cradle to grave approach which is mainly focussed on production, use and disposal. On the other hand and contrary to the linear model the Circular Economy advocates a cradle to cradle approach with a complete life cycle analysis of inputs and outputs within the value chain.


16 November 2017 - Nobel Peace Prize winner, Anti-Apartheid icon and father of South Africa, former President Nelson Mandela once said: “When people are determined they can overcome anything”. Mr President, despite geo-political uncertainty in the global climate change space, I would like to emphasise that the Paris Agreement is irreversible and will not be re-negotiated.


16 November 2017 - The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr Edna Molewa, has published the draft Biodiversity Management Plan (BMP) for the Bontebok (damaliscus pygargus pygargus) in Government Gazette No. 41249 on 14 November 2017 for public comment.