Environmental Law Specialist

Do you want to improve environmental compliance of your business?

Do you require environmental due diligence assessments before you invest in property or an existing business?

Is your community plagued by illegal developments, pollution or waste dumping?

Do you need help in protecting the natural environment or a heritage resource which is under threat?

 

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Practice Areas

Environmental Law
Heritage Law
Animal Rights and Welfare
Administrative Law
Constitutional Law

 

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Services Offered

Environmental due diligence investigations
Environmental impact assessments : reviewing, drafting of appeals against environmental authorizations, and instituting review proceedings
Environmental enforcement
Environmental compliance auditing
Litigation
Alternative dispute resolution

About

Advocate K Samie is an activist lawyer from Durban. He has over 20 years experience in the environmental field, having worked at National, Provincial and Local Government. 

He holds a degree in Zoology from the University of Durban-Westville, and a Law degree from the University of South Africa. He is a registered natural science professional (environmental science) with the South African Council for Natural Scientific Professions.

He has undergone both national and international training in environmental enforcement (University of Pretoria); EIA (International Association for Impact Assessment); and EIA Review (United States Environmental Protection Agency).

Testimonials

Mr. Samie is an exceptional advocate. I can vouch for his expertise and great advice. You will certainly not go wrong engaging his services across the board. Brilliant advocate and all round just a good human being when someone needs his help...
Theo S
Durban
Advocate Kuben Samie is brilliant in his field of work. His counsel gives light, hope and justice.
John P
Durban
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More Testimonials

I would like to take this opportunity in thanking you for your services well rendered. You have done an excellent job on winning our matter. Thank you on behalf of the SGB and Children. You are also very thorough in what you do and you make sure that there is no loop holes that can be exploited.
Anil C
Durban

Legal Notice and Documents

Public Comment Invited: ENVIRONMENTAL STANDARDS FOR POWERLINES AND SUBSTATIONS  

7 April 2022: Minister of Environmental Affairs has declared her intention to adopt a Standard for the Development of Powerlines and Substations within Identified Geographical Areas .

The public is invited to submit written representations. 

[ DOWNLOAD THE SCHEDULE  ]

RADIOACTIVE WASTE MANAGEMENT FUND BILL: Draft for Comment 

The Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy has published the Radioactive Waste Management Fund Bill, 2022 for public comment.

The public is invited to submit written representations on the Bill by 20th May 2022

[ DOWNLOAD THE BILL ]

MINE COMMUNITY RESETTLEMENT GUIDELINES 2022 COME INTO EFFECT

30 March 2022 – Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Gwede Mantashe has published the Mine Community Resettlement Guidelines 2022 for Implementation.

These Guidelines are intended to outline the process and requirements to be complied with by an Applicant or Holder of a prospecting right, mining right or mining permit when such right or application will result in physical resettlement of landowners, occupiers and communities from their land.

[ DOWNLOAD THE GUIDELINE ]

NATIONAL BIODIVERSITY OFFSET GUIDELINE: COMMENTS INVITED

The Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment has declared her intention to publish the National Biodiversity Offset Guidelines.

The public is invited to submit written comments or input within 30 days of publication.

[ DOWNLOAD THE GUIDELINE  ]

MARINE OIL POLLUTION (PREPAREDNESS, RESPONSE AND COOPERATION) BILL 2022

The South African Department of Transport has recently introduced to Parliament, the MARINE POLLUTION BILL to give effect to the International Convention on Oil Pollution Preparedness, Response and Cooperation, 1990.

[ DOWNLOAD THE BILL ]

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