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SA amends regulations to protect ozone layer

Addressing a virtual celebration of the International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer, Environment, Forestry and Fisheries deputy minister Makhotso Sotyu said...

17 Sep 2020

Court ruling in water pollution case

The Department of Water and Sanitation has welcomed a court order issued against the Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District Municipality to refrain from polluting water resources...

14 Sep 2020

International commercial rhino horn trade remains prohibited

International commercial trade of rhino horn and derivatives remains prohibited in terms of the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) and the South Africa's CITES regulations (2010)...

14 Sep 2020

Creecy upholds appeal against giant West Coast wind farm

It is back to the drawing board for a giant new wind farm project on the West Coast, following an appeal decision by Environment Minister Barbara Creecy...

By John Yeld 9 Sep 2020

Have your say on greenhouse gas emissions guidelines

The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries has invited public comments on draft Technical Guidelines for Validation and Verification of Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHGs)...

31 Aug 2020

Have your say on plastic bag regulations

The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries has invited members of the public to comment on the intention to amend the Environment Conservation Act Plastic Carrier Bags and Plastic Flat Bags Regulations...

24 Aug 2020

VUT establishes new law clinic

The Vaal University of Technology (VUT) has succeeded in implementing an uplifting and exciting initiative - a law clinic situated at the VUT Southern Gauteng Science and Technology Park (VUT SGSTP) in Sebokeng...

By Nontobeko Zondi, Issued by Vaal University of Technology 19 Aug 2020

Creecy poised for West Coast wind farm decision

A recommendation by department officials on whether to uphold appeals against a massive wind farm project proposed for the West Coast Peninsula was due to have landed on the desk of...

By John Yeld 31 Jul 2020

Draft regulations place greater responsibility on producers of lighting, electronic, paper and packaging products

It is estimated that South Africa generates approximately 108 million tonnes of waste per year. As much as 90% of this waste (with an estimated value of more than R25.2 billion) is dumped or disposed of in landfill sites across the country, which are rapidly filling up and approaching closure...

By Francois Joubert and Julia Rushton 21 Jul 2020

SARS makes R11.6m rhino horn bust at OR Tambo

Rhino horn worth R11.6m has been discovered at OR Tambo International Airport, according to the South African Revenue Service (SARS)...

15 Jul 2020

Further developments to the carbon tax framework

On 19 June 2020, Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni, finalised the next set of regulatory mechanisms applicable to the Carbon Tax Act, 2019 (the Act)...

By Paula-Ann Novotny and Gillian Niven 26 Jun 2020

Steel producer fined R3.6m for contravening sections of Air Quality Act

The Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries has welcomed a R3.6m fine handed to a major steel-producing company after it admitted to contravening sections of the Air Quality Act...

18 Jun 2020

R14m defamation case between Australian miners and critics will make legal history

South African legal history will be made in the Cape High Court on Tuesday [today] where the first part of novel litigation involving a R14.25m defamation suit by mining interests against activists has been set down for hearing. The defendants argue that it is a 'SLAPP' suit...

By John Yeld 9 Jun 2020

Can UK fossil fuel companies now be held accountable for contributing to climate change overseas?

A ruling by the UK Supreme Court could have huge implications for British companies accused of environmental damage overseas...

By Sam Varvastian 2 Jun 2020

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