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?
Animal Rights and Welfare
Environmental due diligence investigations
Environmental impact assessments : reviewing, drafting of appeals against environmental authorizations, and instituting review proceedings
Environmental compliance auditing
Alternative dispute resolution
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).
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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.
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
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.
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.
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.