Please find attached the following legislation updates applicable to the environmental field:

Notices:

  1. National Heritage Resources Act 25 of 1999 – GN 587 in GG 42407 of 18 April 2019 – South African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA) – Declaration of types of heritage objects that are protected and may not be exported without a permit;
  2. Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act 16 of 2013 – Proc 27 in PG 2990 of 12 April 2019 – Thulamela Local Municipality – Final Spatial Development Framework (SDF) (Limpopo);
  3. Conservation of Agricultural Resources Act 43 of 1984 – GN 599 in GG 42417 of 26 April 2019 – Appointment of members of the Conservation Advisory Board; and,
  4. Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act 16 of 2013 (SPLUMA) and Local Government: Municipal Systems Act 32 of 2000 – Gen Notice 38 in PG 2260 of 22 April 2019 – Kgatelopele Local Municipality – Revised and updated Spatial Development Framework (SDF), a single Land Use Scheme (LUS) as part of the Land Use Management System (Land Use Scheme, Manual & Application Procedure and Application form – LUMS) and By-law on Land Use Management (Northern Cape).

For comments:

  1. National Heritage Resources Act 25 of 1999 – PNs 49 & 50 in PG 8082 of 12 April 2019 – Heritage Western Cape – Draft Regulations Relating to the Consultation Process for Listing Heritage Resources in the Heritage Register and for the Designation of Heritage Areas by Heritage Western Cape, 2019 and Department of Cultural Affairs and Sport – Draft Regulations Relating to the Consultation Process for Listing Places in the Heritage Register by Heritage Western Cape and for the Designation of Heritage Areas by a Local Authority, 2019 – for comment (Western Cape)

Interesting readings:

  1. Aucamp Ilse and Lombard Antoinette “Can social impact assessment contribute to social development outcomes in an emerging economy?” 2018 IAPA 36(2) 173-185; and,
  2. UNEP: “Environmental Rule of Law First Global Report” (April 2019)

Climate change and energy:

  1. Mail&Guardian: Kings S “Climate change cut SA’s GDP by 10%” (26 April – 2 May 2019)

Water and Waste:

  1. Webber Wentzel: Novotny Paula-Ann “Opportunity to regularise Pre-Waste Act hazardous waste facilities: But, what are the risks?” 16 April 2019

Biodiversity:

  1. The Independent: Stubley P “Enough rainforest to fill 30 football pitches destroyed every minute last year” 26 April 2019

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