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National Environmental Management Act No. 107 of 1998

29 January 1999

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Amendments to this Act

Draft Amendments to this Act


Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations

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Environmental Management Plans

Environmental Management Frameworks

Environmental Implementation Plans

Minimum Information Requirements

Repealed Regulations

2014 EIA Regulations before amendment on 7 April 2017

2010 EIA Regulations

(Note: these Regulations were repealed by the 2014 Regulations on 4 December 2014)

2006 Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations

 (Note: These regulations were replaced by the 2010 regulations on 2 August 2010)

Draft Regulations and Notices

Procedures to be followed

Identification of Geographical Areas (Section 24(3) of NEMA)

Generic Environmental Management Programmes (Section 24N(1A) of NEMA)

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Section 24of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996

Everyone has the right to an environment that is not harmful to their health or well-being; and to have the environment protected, for the benefit of present and future generations, through reasonable legislative and other measures that prevent pollution and ecological degradation; promote conservation; and secure ecologically sustainable development and use of natural resources while promoting justifiable economic and social development.

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