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25 June 2017
Polity Focus
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06 Mar 2015
EIA regulation amendments foster interdepartmental collaboration
Environmental Law
The amendments made to the National Environmental Management Act (Nema) concerning Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) regulations, which came into effect in December, is a positive step towards...
Gains made in fight against rhino poaching
Environmental Law
South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) secured a conviction rate of 61% in criminal cases related to rhino poaching during the 2013/14 financial year, said Environmental Affairs...
Nema, EIA regulation amendments could stall project development
Environmental Law
Project development could be negatively affected by the amendments made to the National Environmental Management Act (Nema) and the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) regulations, which came...
02 May 2014
Acts to improve marine protection
Environmental Law
The South African marine environment will receive enhanced protection with the passing of two Acts by Parliament, reports legal firm Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr.
Environmental remediation gazetted
Environmental Law
Environmental damage and consequent remediation of affected areas are becoming increasingly significant after it was announced in the Government Gazette that the Contaminated Land Provisions in the...
Precedents to deter future infractions
Environmental Law
Environmental law precedents recently set in place could be to the long-term benefit of companies that may currently be contravening environmental laws, says corporate and commercial law firm...
Wildlife smuggling a concern
Environmental Law
Nonprofit wildlife and ecosystem conservation organisation the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) reports that an increasing number and variety of fauna and flora are being captured and sold or...
03 May 2013
Carbon tax could be 'creatively dysfunctional' – Professor
Environmnetal Law
While South Africans are concerned that a carbon tax could make South Africa less attractive to foreign investment and affect some business sectors negatively, a fear of the realisation of...
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