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5 March 2015
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02 May 2014
Acts to improve marine protection
Environmental Law
The South African marine environment will receive enhanced protection with the passing of two Acts by Parliament, reports legal firm Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr.
Environmental remediation gazetted
Environmental Law
Environmental damage and consequent remediation of affected areas are becoming increasingly significant after it was announced in the Government Gazette that the Contaminated Land Provisions in the...
Precedents to deter future infractions
Environmental Law
Environmental law precedents recently set in place could be to the long-term benefit of companies that may currently be contravening environmental laws, says corporate and commercial law firm...
Wildlife smuggling a concern
Environmental Law
Nonprofit wildlife and ecosystem conservation organisation the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) reports that an increasing number and variety of fauna and flora are being captured and sold or...
03 May 2013
Carbon tax could be 'creatively dysfunctional' – Professor
Environmnetal Law
While South Africans are concerned that a carbon tax could make South Africa less attractive to foreign investment and affect some business sectors negatively, a fear of the realisation of...
Industry participation needed in environmental regulation drafting
Environmental Law
A lack of industry participation in the drafting of South Africa’s environmental laws is evident, which implies the need for better cooperation between government and industries, as well as the...
Legalised rhino horn trade to curb poaching – SAHGCA
Environmental law
The demand for rhino horn in the international market is increasing, which speaks to the need for its trade to be legalised, says South African Hunters and Game Conservation Association (SAHGCA)...
SA fighting to protect Rooibos trademark
Environmental law
Awarding geographical indication (GI) protection to the Rooibos trademark in South Africa could ensure that the country keeps benefiting from its natural resource production, states Spoor & Fisher...
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