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

Regulations in Terms of Chapter 5 of the National Environmental Management Act, 1998

Chapter 7 : Appeals

63. Submission of appeals



1) An appeal lodged with—
a) the Minister must be submitted to the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism;
b) the MEC must be submitted to the provincial department responsible for environmental affairs in the relevant province or
c) the delegated organ of state, where relevant, must be submitted to that delegated organ of state.


2) An appeal must be—
a) on an official form published by or obtainable from the relevant department; and
b) accompanied by—
i) a statement setting out the grounds of appeal;
ii) supporting documentation which is referred to in the appeal and which is not in the possession of the Minister, MEC or delegated organ of state;
iii) a statement by the appellant that regulation 62(2) or (3) has been complied with together with copies of the notices referred to in that regulation; and
iv) the prescribed appeal fee, if any.


3) When submitting an appeal, the appellant must take into account any guidelines applicable to appeals.