Deputy Minister Sotyu to address the annual general meeting (AGM) for Environmental Assessment Practitioners Association of South Africa (EAPASA)

16 November 2020

The Deputy Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Ms. Makhotso Sotyu will address the inaugural general meeting of the Environmental Assessment Practitioners Association of South Africa (EAPASA) set to take place in Midrand on Tuesday, 17 November 2020.

This year marks three years since the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries appointed EAPASA as the sole registration authority in terms of Section 24H of the National Environmental Management Act (NEMA).

This appointment was aimed at advancing the practice and quality of environmental assessment in South Africa by the professionalisation and transformation of the environmental sector. The professional registration of Environmental Assessment Practitioners – or EAPs - ensures that environmental assessment processes are administered and managed by suitably experienced, qualified and credible individuals.

The inaugural general meeting will be convened in accordance with the legal framework governing EAPASA’s activities. The main objectives of the general meeting include the election of board members, the presentation of the chairperson’s report and the Audited Annual Financial Statements for the previous financial year.

The organisation was recognised by the Executive Committee of South African Qualification Authority (SAQA) as a statutory Professional Body and registered the professional designation Environmental Assessment Practitioner (EAP) on the National Qualifications Framework Act, 2008 (Act No.67 of 2008).

Guests in the environmental sector and registered Environmental Assessment Practitioners will also attend the general meeting. A limited number of guests are required to attend physically, while others can participate virtually in observance of the COVID-19 regulations.

Media are invited to attend as follows:

Date: Tuesday 17 November 2020
Venue: Premier hotel, 187 3rd Rd, Halfway Gardens, Midrand
Time: 08h00 to 12h00


To RSVP, contact Peter Mbelengwa
Cell: 082 611 8197
E-mail: or

Dimakatso Tsutsubi
Cell: 066 420 0088

For media queries about EAPASA and the forthcoming general meeting contact:
Albi Modise
Cell: 083 490 2871 or

Ms Snowy Makhudu

Also contact: Mr Muano Liphadzi, (PR Administrator),
Tel: 012 8880 2154

Jointly issued By the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries and the Environmental Assessment Practitioners Association of South Africa (EAPASA)