Environmental Management

Statutory obligations and Acts with regard to Environmental Management:

The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa (Act 108 of 1996)

The Constitution of the Western Cape (Act 1 of 1998)

The National Environmental Management Act (NEMA) (Act 107 of 1998)

Off Road Vehicle (ORV) Regulations

All SEMA’s (“Specific Environmental Management Acts)

  • NEMA: Biodiversity Act (Act 10 of 2004)
  • NEMA: Air Quality Act (Act 39 of 2004)
  • NEMA: Protected Areas Act (Act 57 of 2003
  • NEMA: Integrated Coastal Management Act (Act24 of 2008)
  • NEMA: EIA Regulations

  • Environmental Conservation Act – ECA (Act 73 of 1989)
  • Municipal Systems Act (Act 32 of 2000)
  • Municipal Structures Act (Act 117 of 1998)
  • National Water Act (Act 36 of 1998)
  • Water Services Act (Act 108 of 1997)
  • Conservation of Agricultural Resources Act (CARA) (Act 43 of 1983)
  • Disaster Management Act (Act 57 of 2002)
  • National Heritage Resources Act (NHRA) (Act 25 of 1999)
  • National Forests Act (Act 84 of 1998)
  • National Veld and Forest Fire Act (No 101 of 1998)
  • Land Use Planning Ordinance (Ordinance 15 of 1985)
  • Nature and Environmental Conservation Ordinance (Ordinance 19 of 1974)

There are also several international environmental conventions which have relevance to the West Coast District, including the Convention on Biodiversity; the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora; the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Langebaan and Verlorenvlei); the Convention on the Protection of World Cultural and Natural Heritage Sites; the African Convention on Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources; and the Convention on Migratory Species of Wild Animals.

Enquiries:

Tel: 022 433 8400 – Charles Malherbe

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