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Draft Coastal Waters Discharge Permit Regulations for public comment

Draft Coastal Waters Discharge Permit Regulations for public comment

 

Minister Edna Molewa has published the draft coastal waters discharge permit regulations in Government Notice R.214 in Government Gazette No.40674 on 10 March 2017, for public comment. The regulations seek to provide an administrative framework to implement Section 69 of the NEM: ICMA, 2008 (Act No.24 of 2008) relating to coastal effluent discharges from land-based sources.

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World Meteorological Day 2017

World Meteorological Day 2017

 

Each year, on 23 March, the World Meteorological Organisation, its 191 Members and the worldwide meteorological community celebrate World Meteorological Day around a chosen theme. This day commemorates the entry into force, on that date in 1950, of the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) Convention creating the Organisation. Subsequently, in 1951.

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Revised Need and Desirability guideline

Revised Need and Desirability guideline

 

This guideline contains information on best practice and how to meet the peremptory requirements prescribed by the legislation and sets  out  both  the  strategic  and  statutory  context  for  the  cons deration  of  the  need  and desirability  of  a  development  involving  any  one  of  the  NEMA  listed  activities.

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Operation Phakisa contributes to job creation in South Africa

Operation Phakisa contributes to job creation in South Africa

 


Oceans economy is important in catalysing economic growth and boosting job creation, as part of government's Nine Point Plan. Operation Phakisa is a major initiative by government to address the triple challenges of poverty, unemployment and inequality in South Africa.

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Request for previously disadvantaged individuals with access to land to register in database of biodiversity economy programme

Request for previously disadvantaged individuals with access to land to register in database of biodiversity economy programme

 

 

Previously disadvantaged individuals / communities with access to land with potential for game farming; communities with notable populations and distributions of indigenous plants, nurseries and / or processing facilities are requested to register in the database of the department.

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Committee of Inquiry Summary Report

Committee of Inquiry Summary Report

 

Summary report of the Committee of Inquiry (CoI) appointed by the Minister of Environmental Affairs to advise on the possibility of proposing legal international trade in rhino horn to the 17th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), or not.
 

Draft policy of boat-based whale & dolphin watching and white shark cage diving

Draft policy of boat-based whale & dolphin watching and white shark cage diving

 


The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Mrs Edna Molewa has on 17 February 2017, published in Government Notices 145 and 146 in Government Gazette No.40626 draft policies on boat-based whale watching and on white shark cage diving, for public comments.

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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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Invitation to EAPs, developers, and Interested and Affected Parties (I&APS)

Invitation to EAPs, developers, and Interested and Affected Parties (I&APS)

 

Invitation to Environmental Assessment Practitioners (EAPS), Developers, and Interested And Affected Parties (I&APS) to attend a one day seminar toshare information on the latest NEMA EIA legislation on 23 March 2017 at Msunduzi local municipalities, Truro Hall in Pietermaritzburg, KZN starting at 8h30 for 9h00.

14 March 2017 - Members of the media are cordially invited to the installation ceremony of Dr Bomo Edith Edna Molewa. She is the first Chancellor at Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU) since its inception in 2014. Dr Molewa is currently the Minister of Environmental Affairs, Republic of South Africa.


13 March 2017 - The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr. Edna Molewa, has noted the judgment handed down by the North Gauteng High Court on 8 March 2017 regarding the Environmental Authorization for the Thabametsi coal-fired power station in the Limpopo Province and is considering what the next steps will be, following the judgment.


12 March 2017 - The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Mrs Edna Molewa, has published the draft coastal waters discharge permit regulations in Government Notice R. 214 in Government Gazette No. 40674 on 10 March 2017, for public comment. The regulations seek to provide an administrative framework to implement Section 69 of the National Environmental Management: Integrated Coastal Management Act (ICMA).


10 March 2017 - The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr Edna Molewa will visit Ennis Thabong Primary School in Hartbeespoort on Monday 13 March 2017. The visit forms part of the Minister’s community service program, dubbed “Help a child walk a mile project,” through which she will hand over school shoes, uniforms and stationary to the pupils.


03 March 2017 - On behalf of President Jacob Zuma and the government of the Republic of South Africa I would like to express my heartfelt appreciation to the President of the General Assembly for inviting us to address this august event; the commemoration of World Wildlife Day.