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Proposed changes to the Exemption Provisions in the EIA Regulations
Draft regulations governing the lodging and processing of exemption exemptions in terms of the EIA Regulations.
11/03/2014
Planned Amendments to the National Water Act are set to aid the Mining Sector

The National Water Amendment Bill (“the Bill”) has been introduced by the Portfolio Committee on Water and Environmental Affairs and is currently before Parliament.

The purpose of the Bill is to amend the National Water Act 36 of 1998 (“NWA”), with a focus on provisions in the NWA relating to prospecting, exploration, mining and production activities and matters related to these activities.

February 25, 2014
REIPP Round 4 Environmental Deadlines and Requirements
On Friday 7 February 2014 the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) issued a notice regarding the submission of Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme Bid Window 4 (18 August 2014) Final Reports for decision-making.
February 12, 2014
Directors held personally responsible for Environmental Damage

On 31 January 2014 the Limpopo Naphuno Regional Court handed down judgment against Matome Maponya, the managing director of Blue Platinum Ventures – a mining operation in Tzaneen, Limpopo for failing to comply with the relevant environmental laws. This is the first time the provisions relating to director liability in the National Environmental Management Act 107 of 1998 have been enforced in South Africa.

February 06, 2014
Lobbying in Canada – Quebec Edition
Co-author
January 2014
Company Convinces BC Court to Send Morrison Project Back to the Ministers
Environmental Bulletin
December 12, 2013
New Federal Guidelines Confirm that Lobbying and Campaign Financing Don’t Mix: Anyone Dealing with Government of Canada Should Seek Advice Before Making Political Contributions
Lobbying Law Bulletin
December 3, 2013
CSR and extractive industry in Africa
Article published on Jeune Afrique website
November 18, 2013
Former Directors and Officers Personally Liable for Clean-Up of Contamination
Environmental Bulletin
November 6, 2013
Supreme Court Holds Flying Debris is a Reportable Incident
Environmental Bulletin
October 23, 2013
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