Monthly Archives: September 2013

The Anomaly that is Section 24G of NEMA: An Impediment to Sustainable Development

Section 24G of NEMA was introduced in 2004 to allow for the ‘[r]ectification of unlawful commencement or continuation of [a] listed activity’ conducted in the absence of the requisite environmental authorisation; typically pursuant to an environmental impact assessment (EIA). The section essentially permits the ex post facto legalising of an otherwise unlawful act. This controversial addition to NEMA has… Read More »