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


The Establishment of a Designated National Authority for the Clean Development Mechanism

3. Duties of the DNA


(1) The DNA must in consultation with the Steering Committee—
(a) establish and apply an approval procedure in terms of regulation 6;
(b) consider applications by project proponents for endorsement that the project complies with the international and national criteria for CDM projects and where appropriate comment on Project Design Documents;
(c) issue letters of, approval to project proponents in respect of CDM projects that meet the international and national sustainable development criteria approved by the "Minister of Minerals and Energy from time to time;
(d) facilitate the effective and beneficial participation of South Africa and South African public and private sector entities in the activities of the CDM;
(e) promote the establishment of CDM projects in the Republic in cooperation with other government agencies with the same or similar responsibilities;
(f) monitor and report to the Minister of Minerals and Energy from time to time on CDM projects and activities in the Republic;
(g) declare all donations received in accordance with the provisions of the Public Finance Management Act, 1999 (Act No. 1 of 1999).


(2) The DNA may make recommendations to the Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism on amendments to these Regulations.