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Environmental Impact Assessment and Management Strategy for South Africa

1 January 2014

The Environmental Impact Assessment and Management Strategy (EIAMS) for South Africa has been developed in order to address the shortcomings within the Integrated Environmental Management system and processes as identified in the ‘Review of Effectiveness and Efficiency of EIA in South Africa’ (Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, 2010). A project steering committee (PSC) was established to drive the compilation of the strategy. The PSC included representatives of various sectors, comprising government, non-governmental organisations, the business sector, local government and the academic sector.

Visit the Department of Environmental Affairs’ website for more information.

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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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