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09 – 13 NOVEMBER 2015 – ROUND 1 PUBLIC OUTREACH ON THE SEA FOR SHALE GAS DEVELOPMENT

Round 1 Outreach Dates The Department of Environmental Affairs has appointed a project team consisting of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, the South African National Biodiversity Institute and the Council for Geoscience to undertake a Strategic Environmental Assessment for shale gas development. As part of the outreach process, 3 public briefings sessions and […]

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28 – 30 SEPTEMBER – MULTI-AUTHOR TEAM WORKSHOP 1

Over 60 experts, who form the Multi-Author Teams assessing the 16 Strategic Issues for the Shale Gas SEA, convened on 28-30 September 2015 at Goudini Spa near Worcester, for the first Multi-Author Team Workshop. The purpose of the workshop was to: Convey the roles and responsibilities of the author teams Understand the SEA scope and […]

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31 AUGUST 2015 – SHALE GAS SEA PROCESS DOCUMENT NOW AVAILABLE

The Shale Gas SEA Process Document contains a detailed description of the process that will be followed for the SEA, and can be downloaded here.

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22 JULY 2015 – PROCESS CUSTODIANS GROUP MEETING

The Process Custodians Group (PCG), one of the SEA governance structures that are in place to ensure that the SEA process is fair and rigorous, convened for the first time on 22 July, 2015 at CSIR in Pretoria. The PCG is a key innovation in the SEA, designed to ensure that it is independent, thorough […]

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12 MAY 2015 – PROJECT LAUNCH

MINISTER OF ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS LAUNCHED THE STRATEGIC ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT OF SHALE GAS DEVELOPMENT, JOINED BY THE┬áDEPARTMENTS OF MINERAL RESOURCES, SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY, WATER AFFAIRS & SANITATION, AND ENERGY The┬áMinister of Environmental Affairs launched the commission of a strategic environmental assessment of shale gas development in South Africa. The Minister was joined by representatives from the […]

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