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Directions issued by the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment on measures to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19

Posted 31 March 2020

MacRobert wishes to draw your attention to the following important notice published on 31 March 2020

Notices 439
Gazette 43190
Date 31 March 2020

The Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, has by Notice in the Gazette under regulation 10(8) of the Regulations, in terms of section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act, 57 of 2002, issued directions to address, prevent and combat the spread of COVID-19 and to alleviate, contain and minimise the effects of the national state of disaster, as set out in the Schedule to the aforementioned notice.

Clients should take note of the extension of timeframes regarding, amongst others, processing of various applications under the NEMA and NEM;WAA and validity of authorisations, extension of appeal timeframes as well as suspension of certain reporting requirements.

Refer hereto the attached notice.

For any queries you are welcome to contact our environmental and mining law division:

Kenneth Cameron
(012) 425 3514

Wands Nxasana
(012) 425 3622

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