ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES - Proposed amendment to Coastal Management Act

Environmental issue/project: Proposed amendment to Coastal Management Act
Date: 2011-12-08

Name of person reporting: Peter Arderne
Email address: mwardern@mweb.co.za
Phone: 011-8823051

Description of issue:
The Centre for Environmental Rights (CER) has advised that the draft National Management: Integrated Coastal Management Amendment Bill has been published for public comment. The proposed amendments will have a number of significant implications and all Interested & Affected Parties are encouraged to go to the link below provided by the CER and submit comments before 31st Jan 2012. The link is http://cer.org.za/news/proposed-amendments-to-coastal-management-act-published-for-comment-by-31-jan-2012/

Current Issues:

  1. Prospecting for diamonds on the border of the Greater Lakenvlei Protected Environment -Dullstroom
  2. Court Case regarding proposed amendments to the Alien & Invasive Lists & Regulations
  3. Massive pollution of the Vaal River Barrage and downstream
  4. Trout translocation project in the Western Cape by FOSAF and the CPS.
  5. Clanwilliam sandfish in trouble
  6. Fish lose sense of smell in polluted waters
  7. New fish disease (EUS) widespread in Southern Africa
  8. Proposed amendment to Coastal Management Act
  9. Update on the NEM:BA AIS Regulations
  10. William Bower open cast coal mine - near Dullstroom