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National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act No. 107 of 1998)


Section 24H Registration Authority Regulations, 2016

Chapter 2 : Application for Appointment as Registration Authority

4. Consideration of application and appointment of a registration authority


(1) Where the Minister intends to appoint an association as registration authority, the Minister must, after considering an application and any other additional information that the Minister may require─
(a) by notice in the Gazette, invite comments on her intention to appoint an association as a registration authority;
(b) consider comments received; and
(c) by notice in the Gazette, appoint the association as a registration authority or, in writing addressed to the association, refuse the application, giving reasons for such refusal.


(2) The Minister must maintain a register of all associations appointed as registration authorities in terms of section 24H of the Act.


(3) The Minister may appoint as registration authorities such number of associations as are required for the purposes of the Act and may, if circumstances so require, limit the number of registration authorities to a single registration authority.