n Without Prejudice - Getting its ducks in a row : environmental law

Volume 10, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



Amendment of s81 of the National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act (10 of 2004) and the introduction of a new s81A in terms of the National Environmental Laws Amendment Act (14 of 2009) would remove the regulatory compliance lag at the onset of a bio-prospecting project. However, although the National Environmental Laws Amendment Act was given assent on May 25 2009, the date on which it will come into force has not been announced. The Regulations have also not been revised by the Minister of Environmental Affairs.

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