Regulations Procedure and Criteria For A Fine In Terms of Section 24G Of The Nema

MacRobert wishes to draw your attention to the following important notice
published on 20 July 2017

Notice 698
Gazette 40994
Date 20 July 2017

The Minister of Environmental Affairs has, under sections 44(1)(aC) and 44(1)(b) of the NEMA, published regulations pertaining to the procedure to be followed and the criteria to be considered when determining an appropriate fine for an application submitted in terms of section 24G of the NEMA.

The regulations introduce the “fine committee”, who is tasked with making recommendations to the competent authority on the quantum of a fine quantum payable for applications in terms of section 24G of the NEMA. The regulations also make provisions for the submission of representations in respect of the quantum of the fine.

In terms of the regulations, where an application is submitted by a repeat offender, the fine committee must recommend to the competent authority that the applicant pay the maximum fine amount as stipulated in section 24G(4) of the NEMA, which is currently R5 million.

For any queries you are welcome to contact our environmental and mining law division:
Kenneth Cameron
(012) 425 3514
Caroline Pepermans
(012) 425 3522
Ngeti Dlamini
(012) 425 3622

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