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Environmental Monitoring, Assessment and Consulting ...

 · To Appoint Public Entities, Institutions of Higher Learning, Environmental Management And/or Nature Conservation Non-governmental Organizations for the Implementation of Youth Environmental Service (yes) Project in the Mpumalanga Province Funded by the Department Through the Environmental Protection and Infrastructure Programme (epip) for a Period of Thirty-six (36) …

New draft guideline for climate change impact assessments ...

Recent case law in South Africa (EarthLife Africa Johannesburg v Minister of Environmental Affairs and Others [2017]; GroundWork Trust v Minister of Environmental Affairs, KiPower (Pty) Ltd, and Others [2017]), challenging failures to consider climate change and greenhouse gas emissions in environmental impact assessments, highlights that ...

South Africa

Environmental Impact Assessment and defined the technical scope of the Project. Kalahari has brought together women''s groups and entrepreneurs with broad-based participants and beneficiaries, creating a truly South African company, which is committed to transforming society and having a positive impact in the future.

THE COST OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT …

The Cost of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) in South Africa 53 International Perspectives The difficulties in defining what is meant by "EIA cost" have been clearly high-lighted in the international literature (Glasson et al., 2001; Wood, 2003). However, notwithstanding these difficulties some progress has been made to conceptualise

IN THE HIGH COURT OF SOUTH AFRICA

IN THE HIGH COURT OF SOUTH AFRICA [WESTERN CAPE HIGH COURT, CAPE TOWN] Coram: LE GRANGE, J ... mining right relates to the mining of granite by Elsana on the farm. [6] The Fifth Respondent, Elsana Quarry (Pty) Ltd ("Elsana"), is the holder of the ... that Elsana conducted an environmental impact assessment and submitted an environmental ...

Environmental assessments to be scraped in South Africa

 · Environmental assessments to be scrapped in South Africa. Featured image: Stock. Large-scale projects for the roll-out of gas, electricity, water, solar and other infrastructure projects will be given exemption from the need for environmental authorisation in terms of notices gazetted by the government on 31 July 2020.

South Africa | ELAW

Legal Framework. Country: South Africa. EIA Law: National Environmental Management Act of 1998 (NEMA) & Amendments. Law Link: Link. EIA Regulations: Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations (Government Notice No. R.543 of June 18, 2010 – corrected by Government Notice No. R.660 of July 30, 2010 and Government Notice No. R.1159 of December ...

An Assessment of Environmental Impacts of Sand and Gravel ...

Using environmental impact assessment guidelines, a host of environmental aspects were identified along Nzhelele valley, Limpopo Province of South Africa. These aspects include collapsing river banks, habitat destruction, land use changes and floodplain ponding. These aspects have a significant impact on environmental functionality of the valley.

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)

Note that in South Africa there are two main EIA processes that are followed, namely, the Basic Assessment and Scoping and Environmental Impact Reporting processes . "Scoping" is included in both of these EIA processes, but it is undertaken as the first part of an integrated scoping and assessment procedure during the Basic Assessment process,

Environmental Impact Assessment in South Africa

Environmental Impact Assessment in South Africa - what difference can a sustainability assessment make? AM Hearn ... 2.2.2.2 Environmental Impact Assessment 17 2.2.2.3 Systems approach to sustainability assessment 20 2.2.3 Sustainability 21 2.2.4 Sustainable development 22 ...

GMA CASE STUDY – ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT …

GMA CASE STUDY - EIA | ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT FOR A LARGE-SCALE CONSTRUCTION PROJECT The 1997 EIA regulations did not make provision for Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA), and this management tool has still not been incorporated into law in South Africa. The usefulness of SEA is similar to that of a scoping

ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH IMPACT ASSESSMENT (EHIA) IN …

Box 1: Policies which regulate EHIA and Environmental Impact Assessment in South Africa 10 Box 2: Examples of specialist studies commonly included in Environmental Impact Assessment in South Africa. 14 Box 3: Components of the screening assessment 17 Box 4: Components of scoping 20 Box 5: Example of simple manner in which impacts could be ...

Earthlife Africa Johannesburg v Minister of Environmental ...

 · It infers this from the wording of section 240(1) of NEMA, read together with various provisions of the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations, [9] ("the Regulations") interpreted in light of South Africa''s domestic environmental policies, section 24 of the Constitution, and South Africa''s obligations under international climate change ...

National Environmental Management Act: Regulations ...

National Environmental Management Act: Regulations: Environmental Impact Assessment: Amendments. Files: Attachment Size; 40772gon326.pdf: 777.9 KB

Assuring Your Compliance to the New ...

(a) any audit required in terms of an environmental authorisation issued in terms of the Act; and (b) any amendment of an environmental management programme to be submitted in terms of the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations 2014. The final cut-off date for submission of the signed documentation to the DMR is 20 February 2017

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMET …

Department of Environmental Affairs, 2014, Environmental Impact Assessment and Management Strategy for South Africa (Draft). The analysis and recommendations of this Report do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Environmental Affairs. The recommendations do not necessarily carry the full support of all the sectors represented.

Training Course in Environmental Impact Assessment ...

environmental impact assessments. The review of EIA related reports and applications (including applying the law, site investigations, etc.), setting of enforceable conditions and the monitoring thereof; and socio-economic considerations in EIA and public participation are included in the training. Training Course in Environmental Impact Assessment

Environmental Impact Assessments: Sustainably growing SA''s ...

Above: The process of Environmental Impact Assessments can occur throughout construction, and continue well into the operational and decommissioning phases of a project. The way in which Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) have been handled in South Africa has come a long way over the past twenty years. The perception

Environmental Impact Assessment in Southern Africa

In 2003 SAIEA in cooperation with DANNIDA has compiled a comprehensive - though by now slightly outdated - overview of the State of Environmental Assessment in the SADC region. Its contents deal with policy practice and institutional issues. It also contains a …

MINERAL AND PETROLEUM RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT …

50 Contents of environmental impact assessment report 51 Environmental management programme ... 72 Granite off-cuts and related waste 73 Management of residue stockpiles and deposits . ... ''''latent environmental impact" means any environmental impact that may result from natural events or

Assessing the effectiveness of Environmental Impact ...

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is subject to challenges that undermine this process as an effective safeguard to biodiversity. Internationally, effective EIA is hindered by the following issues: a low priority assigned to the consideration of biodiversity and a limited capacity to carry out assessments; a lack of formalised procedures and inconsistent methodologies to address ...

Modelling the impact of climate change on the flow of the ...

 · This research investigated the impacts of climate change on the Eerste River based on RCPs through the use of the Pitman model. The Pitman model is a conceptual semi-distributed hydrological model and was selected because it is usually used in the water resources assessments in South Africa (Department of Environmental Affairs, 2016).

Environmental Impact Assessment in Malaysia, South Africa ...

Malaysia, South Africa, Thailand and Denmark, these are to inform policy makers with a view to improving Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) in the respective countries, extend knowledge of methodological procedures, and to increase international understanding of environmental issues.

Types of Environmental Consultants | Rosenthal Environmental

In South Africa, since Environmental Assessment Practitioners are a relatively young profession, there is no statutory registration. The profession is currently self-regulated by the Interim Certification Board of ''Environmental Assessment Practitioners of South Africa'' (EAPSA). Plans are in process for a future formal legislated ...

Environmental impact assessment rectification process for ...

This report is on the Environmental Impact Assessment Rectification Process conducted by Environmental Resource Management (ERM) on behalf of Shell Marketing (Pty.) Ltd. for Shell''s fuel storage installations within the province of Gauteng, South Africa.

Mining and your Community: Know your Environmental …

promoting the sustainable mining of South Africa''s mineral resources and to ensure that all South Africans benefit from that mining. The Environmental Assessment Practitioner (EAP) is an independent person who assesses the impact the proposed mining will have on the environment and affected communities. Usually EAPs will

Environmental management services | CSIR

 · The CSIR Environmental Management Services group has over 22 years'' experience in environmental assessment and management. The group has conducted studies in more than 17 countries in Africa (predominantly west and southern Africa) and further afield. The group aims to ensure the sustainability of projects and plans using environmental and ...

Social Impact Assessment: The lesser sibling in the South ...

Social Impact Assessment has developed as an integral but neglected component of EIA in South Africa since it became mandatory in 1997, and has therefore been referred to as the "orphan" or "lesser sibling" of EIA, as has SIA in the UK and the US. The aim of this paper is to test this claim by reviewing the quality of a sample of SIA ...

Twenty Years of Environmental Impact Assessments in South ...

The Department of Environmental Affairs as well as Provincial Environmental departments are responsible for EIA processes and ensuring the timely and accurate execution of EIA''s. Environmental Impact Assessments have been compulsory in South Africa since 1997. On 03 July 2006, the new EIA regulations, in terms of NEMA came into effect.

QUALITY ASPECTS OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT …

 · (2005). QUALITY ASPECTS OF ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT REPORTS IN THE FREE STATE PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA. South …

Environmental Impact Assessments

IB ESS PODCAST: : https://twitter /science_sauceEnvironmental impact assessments help decision makers decide...

Strategic Environmental Assesment in SA

Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) is becoming an accepted and widely used instrument for integrating environmental issues into the formulation of plans and programmes. Several SEAs have recently been undertaken in South Africa, or are currently in progress. However, these studies have been done in the absence of an

10. ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT PLAN 10.1 Introduction

10.2.1 Assessing Environmental Effects (Environmental Aspects) This Environmental Impact Assessment comprises the environmental assessments that has een carried out in relation to construction and operation (and future decommissioning) ctivi ct site. The assessment covers: b …

Two Rivers Urban Park Project

10 February 2017 HIERARCHY OF ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATION 3 Constitution of the Republic of South Africa National Environmental Management Act Framework: Defines and entrenches sustainability principles, incl. Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Regulations

Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) | Sustainable ...

Environmental Impact Assessments, or EIAs, are a key tool in effective environmental management. Section 24 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, calls on the State to secure everyone the right to an environment that is not harmful to health or well-being. An important component of ensuring a healthy environment is an ...

Karpowership SA: Environmental affairs refuses to sign off ...

 · In a statement, the DEFF said after due consideration of all three applications to authorise environmental impact assessments (EIA) on the project, it …

A critical review of the environmental impact assessment ...

This study represents a review of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) system in South Africa based on case studies. It takes the form of two separate but interrelated components. Component A sets out the rationale for the research, the approach and objectives, a conceptual framework and …

Processes for Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) and ...

Processes for Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) and Basic Assessments (BA) South Africa is a developing country with the goal of improving economic growth and infrastructure. The 1996 Constitution of South Africa presented a new approach to governance, management, and environmental law by giving the right to an environment (provided for in ...