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National Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Reports (NECERs) 

 

National Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Report (NECER) 2021/22

The subsequent legal chapters include recent court cases related to environmental compliance and enforcement; as well as the legislative developments that came into effect in the past financial year. We then turn to operational activities related to the brown, green and blue sub-sectors, as well as joint stakeholder operations. This is followed by an overview of the environmental prosecutions that took place during the reporting period and the types of court sentences handed down. The nature and scope of environmental complaints and incidents received through the national hotline is followed by a chapter detailing the capacity-building efforts for EMIs and other law enforcement authorities. We end the report off with chapters on stakeholder engagement and look ahead to plans for the 2022/23 financial year.

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National Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Report (NECER) 2020/21

The NECER is divided into 15 chapters. It commences with a summary of the key findings of the report, followed by a section outlining the capacity and profile of the Environmental Management Inspectorate. An overall perspective of the national compliance and enforcement statistics is followed by a more detailed breakdown per institution/province. The subsequent legal chapters include recent court cases related to the environment; as well as the legislative developments that came into effect in the past financial year. We then turn to operational activities related to the brown, green and blue sub-sectors, as well as joint stakeholder operations.

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National Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Report (NECER) 2019/20

The 2019/20 financial year marks the 14th year in which DEFF has collaborated with its provincial and local counterparts and statutory bodies to develop the National Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Report (NECER); a joint publication that aims to provide an overview of environmental compliance and enforcement activities undertaken by the various environmental authorities over the period of a financial year. The NECER is aimed at a broad spectrum of stakeholders, including a range of private, public and community-based institutions. In this respect, the report seeks to fulfil some of the information requirements of regulators, the regulated, the general public and other interested organisations.

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National Environmental Compliance & Enforcement Report (NECER) 2018/19

The 2018/19 NECER is divided into 14 chapters. It commences with a summary of the key findings of the report, followed by a section outlining the capacity and profile of the Environmental Management Inspectorate. An overall is followed by a more detailed breakdown per institution/province. The subsequent legal chapters include recent court cases related to the environment; as well as the legislative developments that came into effect in the financial year.

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National Environmental Compliance & Enforcement Report (NECER) 2017/18

The NECER is aimed at a broad spectrum of stakeholders, including a range of private, public and community-based institutions. In this respect, the report seeks to fulfil some of the information requirements of regulators, the regulated, the general public and other interested organisations.

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National Environemntal Compliance and Enforcment Report (NECER) 2016/ 17

The 2016/17 financial year marks the 10th year in which DEA has collaborated with its provincial counterparts and statutory bodies to develop the National Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Report (NECER); a joint publication that aims to provide an overview of environmental compliance and enforcement activities undertaken by the various environmental authorities over the period of a financial year.

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National Environemntal Compliance and Enforcment Report (NECER) 2015/ 16

 

The 2015/16 financial year marks the 9th year in which DEA has collaborated with its provincial counterparts and statutory bodies to develop the National Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Report (NECER); a joint publication that aims to provide an overview of environmental compliance and enforcement activities undertaken by the various environmental authorities over the period of a financial year.

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National Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Report (NECER) 2015/16

 

 

National Environemntal Compliance and Enforcment Report (NECER) 2014/ 2015

The 2014/15 financial year marks the 8th year in which DEA has collaborated with its provincial counterparts and statutory bodies to develop the National Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Report (NECER); a joint publication that aims to provide an overview of environmental compliance and enforcement activities undertaken by the various environmental authorities over the period of a fi nancial year.

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National Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Report (NECER) 2014/15

 

 

National Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Report (NECER) 2013/ 2014

The 2013/14 financial year marks the 7th year in which the national Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) has collaborated with its provincial counterparts and statutory bodies to develop the National Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Report (NECER); a joint publication that aims to provide an overview of environmental compliance and enforcement activities undertaken by the various environmental authorities over the period of a financial year... 

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National Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Report (NECER) 2012/ 2013

This report, which outlines the work and achievements of the environmental compliance and enforcement sector over the 2012/2013 period, is the sixth of its kind since the inception of the Environmental Management Inspectorate (EMI). As the EMI institutions become better at reporting the information each year, so the accuracy of the statistics in the report improve, providing us with a more comprehensive understanding of the important work being done by the environmental compliance and enforcement sector.  

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National Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Report (NECER) 2011/ 2012

This report marks the sixth of its kind since the inception of the Environmental Management Inspectorate. It outlines the work and achievements of the environmental compliance and enforcement sector over the 2011/2012 period. The landscape of environmental legislation in South Africa has shifted dramatically in the past decade, with a major legislative review producing one of the most comprehensive regulatory environmental frameworks in the world. 

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National Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Report (NECER) 2010/ 2011

The initiation of this report coincided with the creation of a common set of national compliance and enforcement powers through the establishment of the Environmental Management Inspectorate in 2005. However, it must be noted that the scope of this report extends beyond the work of the Inspectorate, and also includes other regulatory functions executed in terms of provincial legislation. 

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National Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Report (NECER) 2009 / 2010

NECER report's objective is to provide a national overview of environmental compliance and enforcement activities undertaken during the period 1 April 2009 to 31 March 2010. This report reflects the work of all environmental compliance and enforcement officials operating at national and provincial levels; even though certain sections focus particularly on the Environmental Management Inspectorate.

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Judicial enquiries 

 

Minister Creecy vs Various small-scale fishers and fishing communities 

The facts described in this affidavit fall within my personal knowledge, unless I state otherwise, or the context makes it clear that they do not. The facts are to the best of my knowledge true and correct.

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Related documents:

Annexure A: founding affidavit [PDF - 4.5 mb]
Annexure BD page 184-188 [PDF - 3.2 mb]
Annexures BC 1-3 page 189 -261 [PDF - 203 kb]
Verrfication report: Ad hoc project BC 4-6  page 262-308 [PDF - 1,668 kb]

 

Green Economy for Sustainable Development Evidence Framework

 

 

Ngobeni Commission of Enquiry to the President of South Africa: Commission of Enquiry into the Fire at Pretoriuskop Area in the Kruger National Park that broke out on 4 September 2001

 

The Acting President, Mr. J Zuma appointed David Dlamafa Ngobeni as sole member and Chairperson of the Commission of Inquiry into the Fire at the Pretoriuskop Area in the Kruger National Park that broke out on 4 September 2001. The appointment was promulgated in Government Notice R.1388 in the Government Gazette No. 22944 of 21 December 2001.

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