Enviro compliance, enforcement report to be released

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Pretoria - The National Compliance and Enforcement Report (NCER), which provides an overview of environmental compliance and enforcement activities in the country, is to be released on Wednesday.

Water and Environmental Affairs Minister, Buyelwa Sonjica, will release the report in Pretoria.

It is expected to reflect the work of all environmental compliance and enforcement officials operating at a national and provincial level, with certain sections focusing particularly on the Environmental Management Inspectorate, or the Green Scorpions.

The Green Scorpions are a network of environmental enforcement officials from different government departments, created when an amendment to the National Environmental Management Act, of 1998 (NEMA) came into effect on 1 May 2005.

There are a total of 903 Environmental Management Inspectors on the national register.