Action 24 SGF LANDROSA

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The project seeks to ensure that climate change response and environmental protection are funded and implemented adequately, with a focus on three areas where challenges have been identified:

1. The budget allocated to climate change response: There is uncertainty as to whether the allocation is commensurate with the scope of the issues and the response.

2. There is little information about the actual implementation of the climate change programmes, and progress made to achieve sustainability, mitigation and adaptation objectives.
As the Medium Term Strategic Framework (MTSF) 2014 – 2019 comes to an end in 2019, there is a need to make the Government accountable to the public.

3. As per the provisions of the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, 2002, the granting of a prospecting right for mining operations is subject to the approval of an environmental management plan. The holder of a prospecting right may apply for renewal, on condition that they present a report reflecting the extent of compliance with the requirements of the approved environmental management plan, the rehabilitation to be completed and the estimated cost thereof (section 18(2)(c)). In other words, the mine is only required to self-report on their compliance with the EMP. There is no requirement for independent audits, which means that information reported may be biased or flawed.

Objectives

  • Promote adequate climate-sensitive budgets for climate change response in the Gauteng Province.
  • Improve the adequate implementation of climate change responses in the Gauteng Province.
  • Mining license renewal applications requirements to include an independent audit of Environmental Management Plans, with meaningful public participation.

Activities (April 2019 – March 2020)

  • Monitoring of and advocacy for the climate sensitivity of the Gauteng Province budget
  • Monitoring of the implementation of climate change response
  • Advocacy for mining license renewal applications requirements to include an independent audit of Environmental Management Plans, with meaningful public participation

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Land Rights Organisation of South Africa (LANDROSA) is a non profit making established in 2017 to advocate for the land rights for farmers and home-owners, environmental compliance in the mining sector and climate change response
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Disclaimer: This web page was created with the financial support of the European Union. Its contents are the sole responsibility of the African Climate Reality Project and do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union.
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