Environmental Law
Brief Description
The short course in Environmental Law provides you with a comprehensive overview of the fast-growing and increasingly relevant field of environmental legislation in South Africa and further afield. The course specifically looks at the National Environmental Management Act of 1998 and its consequent amendments, relevant mining issues in environmental management and impacts of climate change. The course presents you with a further opportunity to gain insight into the key components of South African environmental legislation if you are engaged in the environmental law or management issues of your company or organisation, whether in the private or public sector.
Learning Outcomes
After successfully completing this course, you will be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of
  • the nature and scope of environmental law 
  • the constitutional protection of environmental rights in South Africa
  • demonstrate an understanding of the statutory duty of care
  • demonstrate an understanding of the new Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) procedure
  • identify the listed activities for which an EIA is a prerequisite
  • reflect on the new Air Quality Acts system of air quality management
  • describe the regulatory framework for waste management
  • explain the regulatory framework governing biodiversity
  • identify the various levels for administration and implementation of environmental laws, and
  • demonstrate an understanding of the powers of environmental management inspectors (EMIs) in compliance and enforcement.
Course Content
  • Environmental law principles and norms
  • Environmental governance
  • Environmental assessment
  • Administrative justice
  • Mining and energy law
  • Biodiversity law
  • Air quality, waste management and water law
  • Compliance and enforcement of environmental law
Entry Requirements
Prospective delegates should at least have a National Senior Certificate (Grade 12) or relevant work experience.
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Law and Human Rights
Who Should attend:
This course is ideal for you if you are a government employee involved in decision making, implementation and development of the law and policy, or a private sector employee and/or manager in the industry, (including mining staff, legal advisors, legal practitioners and environmental assessment practitioners).
Delivery Mode:
Contact Sessions
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