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BIODIVERSITY MANAGEMENT: INPUT SOUGHT ON...

Input is sought on a draft National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Bill providing for a ‘rev...


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AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT PLANS: DRAFT REGU...

Input is sought on draft regulations intended to ensure compliance with approved air quality managem...


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MARINE PROTECTED AREAS: WATER SPORTS RE...

Amendments have been made to scuba diving business and associated regulations affecting five marine...


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GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS REPORT OUT FOR...

According to South Africa's draft greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions report for the period 2000-2022, th...


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CLIMATE CHANGE: FIVE-YEAR SECTORAL EMISS...

Input is sought on a document proposing sector-specific carbon emissions targets for the period 2025...


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BIG FOUR CONSERVATION: ‘SUSTAINABLE USE’...

Government’s recently gazetted final policy position on the ‘sustainable use’ of South Africa’s wild...


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ENVIRONMENTAL AUTHORISATION EXCLUSION PR...

Input is sought on proposals for excluding electricity transmission and distribution substation deve...


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CAPTIVE LION INDUSTRY: EXIT OPTIONS REPO...

A report on exit options for participants in the captive lion industry has been published, following...


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HAZARDOUS HOUSEHOLD WASTE: MANAGEMENT ST...

A recently gazetted baseline strategy for managing hazardous household waste is intended as a starti...


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ENVIRONMENTAL AUTHORISATIONS: BATTERY ST...

Norms have been gazetted with which those responsible for constructing new or expanding existing bat...


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COASTAL MARINE WATER QUALITY GUIDELINES...

Input is sought on draft coastal marine water quality guidelines intended to protect the natural env...


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WASTE TYRE MANAGEMENT PLAN AND REVISED R...

A new, legally binding, enforceable waste tyre management plan has been gazetted, along with amendme...


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BIODIVERSITY MANAGEMENT: MULTI-SPECIES V...

A multi-species biodiversity management plan for South Africa’s vultures has been gazetted following...


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DUST CONTROL: REGULATORY AMENDMENTS OUT...

Amendments to the dust control regulations recently gazetted for comment will eventually replace tho...


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CITES-LISTED SPECIES: INPUT SOUGHT ON NO...

Input is sought on South African National Biodiversity Institute findings on the impact of trade in...


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BIODIVERSITY ECONOMY: REVIEWED STRATEGY...

A reviewed strategy for the national biodiversity economy gazetted for public comment focuses on gro...


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ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT: INPUT SOUGHT O...

Input is sought on proposals for exempting the Kruger National Park from certain environmental autho...


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WASTE MANAGEMENT: RESIDUE STOCKPILES AND...

Input is sought on proposals for de-listing mining-related residue stockpiles and deposits from envi...


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CAPTIVE LION INDUSTRY PHASE-OUT: MORE TI...

A report with recommendations on voluntary exit options for stakeholders in the captive lion industr...


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WASTE MANAGEMENT: INPUT SOUGHT ON EXTEND...

Input is sought on draft guidelines intended to facilitate compliance with financial arrangement pro...


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OFFSHORE EXPLORATION AND PRODUCTION RIGH...

Financial provision set aside requirements for the holders of offshore exploration and production ri...


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RENEWABLE ENERGY: ENVIRONMENTAL AUTHORIS...

The Department of Forestry, Fisheries & the Environment has gazetted a notice confirming that a lett...


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MERCURY MANAGEMENT REGULATIONS: REVISED...

Input is sought on a revised version of draft mercury management regulations released in March 2023...


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OFFSHORE EXPLORATION & PRODUCTION RIGHTS...

Input is sought on the proposed extension of transitional arrangements in the 2015 environmental reh...


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ENVIRONMENTAL AUTHORISATIONS: INPUT SOUG...

Certain battery storage and solar photovoltaic development activities could soon be exempt from envi...


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BANNED INDUSTRIAL CHEMICALS: EXEMPTED US...

Applications of Dechlorane Plus and UV-328 for which exemptions may be sought have been gazetted in...


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BIODIVERSITY MANAGEMENT: REQUIEM SHARK,...

The Department of Forestry, Fisheries & the Environment has gazetted a notice confirming that trade...


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GAME MEAT STRATEGY GAZETTED

The recently gazetted national strategy for game meat is expected, among other things, to ensure tha...


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ROTTERDAM CONVENTION: MORE DRAFT DOMESTI...

Input is sought on another set of draft regulations for domesticating the 1998 Rotterdam Convention,...


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NATIONAL FORESTS ACT: REVISED DRAFT APPE...

Input is sought on revised draft amendments to regulations under the National Forests Act with the i...


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THREATENED OR PROTECTED SPECIES: PROPOSE...

Input is sought on republished draft amendments to the 2007 regulations on listed threatened or prot...


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WASTE TYRE MANAGEMENT: INPUT SOUGHT ON D...

Two more sets of proposals relating to waste tyre management have been gazetted for public comment.


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WASTE IMPORT AND EXPORT CONTROL

Among other things, draft amendments to the waste import and export control regulations have implica...


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LION CAPTURE AND RELATED ACTIVITIES: THE...

Input is sought on draft regulations prohibiting the establishment and registration of new facilitie...


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BIG FOUR CONSERVATION POLICY: COMMERCIAL...

The Department of Forestry, Fisheries & the Environment has issued a media statement unpacking polic...


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FOOD LOSS AND WASTE: DRAFT STRATEGY OUT...

The Department of Forestry, Fisheries & the Environment has called for public comments on a draft st...


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ICONIC ANIMAL SPECIES: DRAFT CONSERVATIO...

The Department of Forestry, Fisheries & the Environment has called for input on policy proposals for...


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ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT: MINE CLOSURE-R...

The environmental rehabilitation financial provisioning compliance deadline for certain mining-relat...


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NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT ACT: I...

Input is sought on draft appeals process regulations under the National Environmental Management Act...


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CLIMATE CHANGE: INPUT SOUGHT ON DRAFT UN...

Prepared in keeping with UN Framework Convention on Climate Change requirements, the latest biennial...


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ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT REGULATI...

Input is sought on proposed amendments to the 2104 environmental impact assessment regulations and r...


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PENGUIN POPULATION DECLINE: EXPERT PANEL...

The Department of Forestry, Fisheries & the Environment has published a report on the science underp...


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WIND TURBINES AND CAPE VULTURES: DRAFT E...

The Department of Forestry, Fisheries & the Environment has called for input on an apparently revise...


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RENEWABLE ENERGY FACILITIES: GOOD NEWS F...

The Department of Forestry, Fisheries & the Environment is proposing a change to environmental autho...


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WASTE STREAM MANAGEMENT: INPUT SOUGHT ON...

The Department of Forestry, Fisheries & the Environment has gazetted a notice calling for input on r...


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ABALONE PROTECTION AREA TO BE EXTENDED?

The Department of Forestry, Fisheries & the Environment has called for input on proposals that, if a...


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AIR QUALITY CONTROL: ADVISORY FORUM’S RE...

The National Environmental Consultative & Advisory Forum has been given another year to identify pra...


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ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT: LATEST AMENDME...

Most sections of the 2022 National Environmental Management Laws Amendment Act came into force on 30...


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PACKAGING DESIGN FOR RECYCLABILITY: COMP...

The Department of Forestry, Fisheries & the Environment has gazetted comprehensive packaging design...


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BIODIVERSITY OFFSET GUIDELINES GAZETTED

Guidelines have been published on biodiversity offsets in the context of environmental authorisation...


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CAPTIVE LION INDUSTRY EXIT PROGRAMME: IN...

The Department of Forestry, Fisheries & the Environment has issued a media statement providing more...


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CONSERVATION: WHITE PAPER ON BIODIVERSIT...

A White Paper on biodiversity conservation and sustainable use has been gazetted for implementation.


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HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS AND PESTICIDES: COMM...

The Department of Forestry, Fisheries & the Environment has postponed the commencement of regulation...


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BIODIVERSITY MANAGEMENT: INPUT SOUGHT ON...

The Department of Forestry, Fisheries & the Environment has called for input on a draft revised biod...


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CAPTIVE LION INDUSTRY, VOLUNTARY EXIT PR...

Captive lion industry breeders now have until 21 July 2023 to register for a voluntary exit programm...


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MINE CLOSURE ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT: M...

The Department of Forestry, Fisheries & the Environment has called for input on a possible five-mont...


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ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT INSTRUMENTS: DR...

Input is sought on three sets of proposed amendments to the 2019 regulations on the procedure to be...


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ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT: MORE AMENDMENT...

Input is sought on proposals for more amendments to the National Environmental Management: Waste Act...


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GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS: 2000-2020 INVE...

The Department of Forestry, Fisheries & the Environment has published South Africa’s eighth national...


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AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT

The Department of Forestry, Fisheries & the Environment has called for input on proposed amendments...


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SOLAR ENERGY FACILITIES: MORE ENVIRONMEN...

The Department of Forestry, Fisheries & the Environment has called for input on a second set of prop...


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CAPTIVE LION INDUSTRY EXIT PROGRAMME: RE...

Registration has opened for captive lion industry breeders to participate in government's voluntary...


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THREATENED OR PROTECTED SPECIES: WITHDRA...

The Department of Forestry, Fisheries & the Environment has issued a media statement explaining the...


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MANAGING MERCURY: DRAFT REGULATIONS OUT...

A third set of draft regulations of mercury management has been gazetted for public comment.


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MORE WASTE CLASSIFICATION & MANAGEMENT R...

Input is sought on proposed amendments to the 2013 waste classification and management regulations.


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WASTE TO LANDFILL: INPUT SOUGHT ON DRAFT...

The norms and standards for assessing and disposing of waste to landfill are being amended.


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PERSISTENT ORGANIC POLLUTANT REGULATIONS...

Amendments are being made to two sets of regulations dealing with persistent organic pollutants.


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WASTE MANAGEMENT: THREE EXTENDED PRODUCE...

Extended producer responsibility waste management schemes are now in force for the battery, pesticid...


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AIR QUALITY MANAGEMENT PLAN REGULATIONS...

Input is sought on draft regulations for implementing and enforcing air quality management plans in...


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MARINE SPATIAL PLANNING: INPUT SOUGHT ON...

The Department of Forestry, Fisheries & the Environment has called for input on ten draft sector-spe...


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NATIONAL FORESTS ACT: INPUT SOUGHT ON PR...

Proposed amendments to regulations under the National Forests Act have been gazetted for comment.


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TRADE IN HAZARDOUS CHEMICALS AND PESTICI...

The requirements of the Rotterdam Convention on international trade in hazardous chemicals and pesti...


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NEW NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT: B...

Several sets of regulations have been gazetted under the National Environmental Management: Biodiver...


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WASTE TYRE MANAGEMENT: COMMENTS INVITED...

Draft amendments to the 2017 waste tyre management regulations have been released for public comment...


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GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSION REPORTING: MORE...

The deadline for accrediting independent GHG emission report verification assessors has been extende...


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