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Recent Articles

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

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 – 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