Molewa launches environmental-impact mitigation guideline for mining industry Creamer Media’s Mining Weekly JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – Water and Environmental Affairs Minister Edna Molewa on Wednesday launched a guideline document to provide…
This sounds like a really positive step towards better impact management – at least from a paper perspective. It talks quite a bit about the Mitigation Hierarchy and the use of Biodiversity Offsets as a last resort to deal with the residual negative impacts. I wonder if it talks about how to go about doing a Biodiversity Offset, because allowing it and acheiveing it are two different things. And enforcement is something else all together….
"“The guideline brings the ‘gist’ of all the legislation concerning mining and the environment into one document that can be referred to as and when needed. However, it does not seek to exempt the user from complying with the relevant pieces of legislation and should be used as a guide only,” she cautioned."
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