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. Court Case regarding proposed amendments to the Alien & Invasive Lists & Regulations
  2. Massive pollution of the Vaal River Barrage and downstream
  3. WPB Colliery
  4. Proposed deproclamation of part of the Mabola Protected Environment
  5. Trout translocation project in the Western Cape by FOSAF and the CPS.
  6. Clanwilliam sandfish in trouble
  7. Fish lose sense of smell in polluted waters
  8. EUS: A threat to Africa’s aquatic ecosystems
  9. Illegal netting
  10. New fish disease (EUS) widespread in Southern Africa