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Climate change impacts to be assessed as part of the environmental authorisation process

Project developers and financiers should scrutinise existing projects that are in pre-environmental authorisation stage, and all future projects, to determine what issues need to be assessed prior to applying for authorisation. The 8 march 2017 judgment in Earthlife Africa Johannesburg v The Minister of Environmental Affairs and others is South Africa’s first judgment relating to climate … Continue reading

Statutory request for environmental documents

There is no room for corporate secrecy in relation to environmental matters affecting the public. Corporations operating within South Africa (whether local or international) will be obliged to disclose such documents revealing matters relevant to the public even if the request comes from an environmental organisation. In the case of Company Secretary of Arcelormittal South … Continue reading