29 August 2017 - NW2297
Mokoena, Mr L to ask the Minister of Mineral Resources
(1)Why has his department not published (a) a national environmental compliance monitoring and enforcement report or (b) its environmental compliance monitoring and enforcement statistics as part of the Department of Environmental Affairs’ annual National Environmental Compliance Monitoring and Enforcement Report as promised by the former Minister of Mineral Resources, Adv Ngoako Ramatlhodi, in his reply to question 2365 on 13 July 2015; (2) (a) on what date will his department publish its environmental compliance monitoring and enforcement statistics and (b) in what format?
1. (a) The department is currently working on an integrated system to make statistics related to compliance monitoring and enforcement accessible.
(b) It is work in progress, however, the process was delayed due to lack of funding.
2. (a) and (b) As indicated in 1 above, it is work in progress and when necessary funding becomes available, the department will make available 2. statistics relating to environmental compliance monitoring and enforcement.
Mr MJ Zwane, MP
Minister of Mineral Resources