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    Recent Articles

    Global Business Reports (GBR) Interview with Catherine Warburton – January 2022

    New Direction for Mine Closure – September 2021

    Covid-19 and the Green Agenda – January 2021

    The Wake Effect – September 2020

    Landowner compensation agreements – a possible halt to mining – August 2019

    South Africa’s Climate Change Legal Regime – August 2019

    Transfer of Environmental Licences in a Sale – April 2019

    Transitional Conundrums in the Mining & Environmental Legal Regime – February 2019

    Recent Amendments to Air Pollution Limits – January 2019

    A Different Standard of Environmental Regulation in Gauteng – January 2019

    Is your Company’s Borehole Legally Compliant – November 2018

    Reflections on Key Environmental Legal Developments Over The Past Year For The Mining Sector – October 2018

    The Board’s Enhanced Role in the Amended ISO 14001 – June 2018

    Greenhouse Gas Emission Reports Due, Paving the Way to a Carbon Tax Regime – March 2018

    Section 24G NEMA Fines and the Importance of Timeous Appeals – March 2018

    What are the Greenhouse Gas Emission Reporting Regulations, and Do They Apply to My Company – December 2017

    A Summary for EAPs on the 2017 Changes to the NEMA 2014 EIA Regulations and Listing Notices – September 2017

    A Reconsideration of the Ambit and Adequacy of Sanctions in the 2015 Financial Provision Regulations – August 2017

    Considerations for Mine Closure – April 2017

    Evolving Financial Provision Requirements for Mines in South Africa – December 2016

    Auditing is a New Feature of the 2014 EIA Regulations – April 2016

    Information Alerts

    Warburton Attorneys issues Information Alerts in respect of Sustainability Law.

    Air Quality Alerts

    Climate Change Bill 2018 – 8 June 2018

    Various Amendments – 22 & 25 May 2018

    Carbon Tax Bill 2017 – 14 December 2017

    National Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emission Reporting Regulations – 3 April 2017

    MPRDA Alerts

    Mineral Resources published the Reviewed Broad-Based Black Socio-Economic Empowerment Charter for the South Africa Mining and Minerals Industry 2017 (Reviewed Mining Charter 2017) for implementation – 15 June 2017

    NEMA Alerts

    Amendments to the NEMA Environmental Impact Assessment regulations, 2014

    Draft National Guideline on Minimum Information Requirements for Preparing Environmental Impact Assessments for Mining Activities that Require Environmental Authorisation – 8 February 2018

    Appointment of the Single Registration Authority for Environmental Assessment Practitioners in terms of Section 24H of NEMA – 8 February 2018

    Proposed Regulations Pertaining to Financial Provision for Prospecting, Mining, Exploration and Production Operations – 10 November 2017

    Amendments to the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Regulations of 2014 and Listing Notices – 7 April 2017

    Proposed Amendments to the  Financial Provision Regulation 2015 – 9 September 2016

    Section 24H Registration  Authority Regulations – 22 Jul 2016

    Gauteng Provincial Environmental Management Framework (GPEMF) – Exclusions and Minimum Standards for Activities to be excluded from the requirement to obtain an Environmental Authorisation in terms of section 24(2)(d) and 24(10) – 30 March 2016

    NWA Alerts

    National Water Act 36 of 1998: Regulations regarding the procedural requirements for Water Use Licence applications and appeals dated 24 March 2017

    National Water Act 36 of 1998: Revision of General Authorisations dated 26 August 2016

    OHSA Alerts

    Guidelines to the Construction Regulations 2014 under the Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993 (OHSA) – 2 June 2017

    SEMA Alerts

    National Environmental Management Laws Amendment Bill 2017 – 31 March 2017

    Waste Alerts

    NEM:WA – National Waste Management Strategy – 28 January 2021

    NEM:WA – Extended Producer Responsibility Regulations Amendments – 15 January 2021

    NEM:WA – Extended Producer Responsibility Regulations and Identification of Applicable Sectors – 5 November 2020

    NEM:WA – Proposed Regulations to Exclude a Waste Stream or a Portion of a Waste Stream from the Definition of Waste – 12 January 2018

    NEM:WA – Amendments to the List of Waste Management Activities that have, or are likely to have, a detrimental effect on the environment, 2013 and Publication of the National Norms and Standards for the Sorting, Shredding, Grinding, Crushing, Screening or Baling of General Waste, 2017 – 11 October 2017

    National Environmental Management: Waste Act 59 of 2008 – Waste Tyre Regulations 2017 – 29 September 2017

    National Environmental Management: Waste Act 59 of 2008 –National Pricing Strategy for Waste Management under section 13A – 11 August 2016

    MHSA Alerts

    Guideline for the Compilation of a Mandatory Code of Practice for an Occupational Health Program (Occupational Hygiene and Medical Surveillance) on Personal Exposure to Airborne Pollutants – 6 April 2018