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Monthly Newsletter April 2020

ENVIRONMENTAL, HEALTH AND SAFETY AND FOODSTUFFS LEGAL UPDATE REPORT (SOUTH AFRICA) APRIL 2020   Dear Clients, Below please find a summary of selected relevant environmental, health and safety and foodstuffs legal developments that took place during April 2020. Due to the lockdown not many changes were made (apart from COVID-19 related legislation).   NATIONAL LEGISLATION [...]

2020-05-05T13:42:45+02:00May 5th, 2020|

Decision to vastly expand the West Coast beach mining sharply criticised

Environment minister Barbara Creecy’s decision to allow vastly expanded West Coast beach mining has prompted sharp criticism from environmentalists Appointed at the end of May 2019, Creecy was seen as a new broom, particularly after making a number of decisions that delighted environmentalists and conservationists, such as rejecting plans for a giant new open-pit coal [...]

2020-04-13T16:08:54+02:00April 13th, 2020|

Accident in Springs mine leaves on employee dead

An accident at a mine in Springs, Gauteng, has left one man dead. The accident, which took place at Gold 1 Modder East mine on Friday, saw a mine employee crushed in a scaler, according to a fatality notification that News24 has seen. The incident has been confirmed by the Mineral Resources and Energy Department. [...]

2020-04-04T19:18:29+02:00April 4th, 2020|

Monthly Newsletter March 2020

ENVIRONMENTAL, HEALTH AND SAFETY AND FOODSTUFFS LEGAL UPDATE REPORT (SOUTH AFRICA) MARCH 2020   Dear Clients, Below please find a summary of selected relevant environmental, health and safety and foodstuffs legal developments that took place during March 2020.   NATIONAL LEGISLATION 1) Merchant Shipping Bill This lengthy and detailed Bill was published for comment and [...]

2020-04-04T19:22:00+02:00April 4th, 2020|

Monthly Newsletter February 2020

ENVIRONMENTAL, HEALTH AND SAFETY AND FOODSTUFFS LEGAL UPDATE REPORT  (SOUTH AFRICA)                                                  FEBRUARY 2020   Dear Clients, Below please find a summary of selected relevant environmental, health and safety and foodstuffs legal [...]

2020-03-04T10:14:41+02:00March 4th, 2020|

Monthly Newsletter January 2020

ENVIRONMENTAL, HEALTH AND SAFETY AND FOODSTUFFS LEGAL UPDATE REPORT (SOUTH AFRICA) JANUARY 2020 Dear Clients, Below please find a summary of selected relevant environmental, health and safety and foodstuffs legal developments that took place during January 2020. NATIONAL LEGISLATION 1) Mine Health and Safety Act The following Guidelines for the Compilation of Mandatory Codes of [...]

2020-02-05T20:17:52+02:00February 5th, 2020|

Kenya has the strictest plastic bag ban in the world: Has it worked?

After a study supported by the National Environmental Management Agency (NEMA) found that more than 50 percent of cattle near urban areas in Kenya were found to have plastic bags in their stomachs, the United Nations called out Kenya for the 100 million plastic bags given out from its supermarkets each year. Additionally, when plastic [...]

2020-01-28T12:25:34+02:00January 28th, 2020|

South Africa has most environmentally dangerous tailing dams

South Africa has the highest number of dangerous tailing dams—structures constructed, often by mining companies, to store waste in liquid form. The dams are considered hazardous if improperly handled and have resulted in environmental disasters and deaths many times around the world. Wider environmental hazards arising out of mining operations in South Africa, and elsewhere [...]

2020-01-20T17:52:30+02:00January 20th, 2020|

Durban Greenest City in the world

Durban just picked up an award as the Greenest City in the world - but when it rains the beaches look like plastic waste dumps Umgeni River Mouth, Durban. Source: Joshua Redman and Cameron Service, The Litterboom Project. eThekwini Municipality walked away with an award as being the Greenest City in the world.  But while [...]

2020-01-15T13:57:27+02:00January 15th, 2020|

The good, the bad and the vegan

Pros and cons: Soya beans provide protein but mass production causes deforestation. (Yasuyoshi Chiba/AFP) There’s a global push for people to become vegans, or at least eat less meat, to reduce their carbon footprint. Annerine Snyman looks at food production in South Africa and why not everyone could, or should, be vegans Meat is a [...]

2020-01-15T13:50:04+02:00January 15th, 2020|