Final Notice: Public Hearings: National Environmental Management AB (B36-2007)
Comments due by today !!!
Public Hearings: National Environmental Management Amendment Bill (36-2007)
The Portfolio Committee on Environmental Affairs and Tourism will be conducting public hearings on the National Environmental Management Amendment Bill (36-2007).
Deadline for written submissions: November 2nd, 2007
Public Hearings: November 6th, 2007
Ms. Albertina Kakaza
Fax: 021 403 2808
Ms. Albertina Kakaza 021 403 3765
(Note: basically the amendment appears to remove the mining industry from the NEMA (National Environment Management Act) and places overriding authority at the discretion of the minister of minerals and energy. Further, it vitiates environmental controls in favor of the commercial consequences - and allows decisions to be made by any minister or MEC . . . without public consultation.)