Update to Extension of NEMA and EIA Timeframes, plus Late Payment Survey

On 27 March, the WCPDF informed members that Minister Anton Bredell – Western Cape Provincial Minister of Local Government, Environmental Affairs and Development Planning – issued his decision to extend all timeframes regarding NEMA and EIA regulations, for actions and processes affected by the 21-day lockdown, by two months effective from 27 March to 26 May 2020.

Please note that this decision has been withdrawn in light of a new directive issued by the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and Environment in terms of Regulation 10(8) of the Regulations governing the Disaster Management Act. The new national directive, which has been gazetted, extends the timeframe indefinitely until the end of the lockdown, and makes provision to include any extensions of the lockdown that may occur. To see Min Bredell’s withdrawal notice, also containing contact information, please click here.  To see the new national directive as gazetted, please click here.

In addition, the WCPDF encourages all members to participate in an industry-wide survey aimed at establishing whether late payment of professionals by government departments, implementing agents and municipalities is a problem in South Africa and if so, how big of a problem it actually is.

To find out more and participate in the survey, please click on the applicable link below before 15 April 2020:

  • For Built Environment Professionals, click here.
  • For Contractors, click here.
We thank The Association of South African Quantity Surveyors (ASAQS) for driving this initiative and we look forward to sharing the results with you once they are made available to us.
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