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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

5. Duties of the Steering Committee for the DNA


(1) The Steering Committee must—
(a) provide supervision and advice with regard to the operations of the DNA;
(b) consider and make recommendations to the DNA in respect of CDM projects submitted to it;
(c) approve the CDM project evaluation and approval procedure;
(d) facilitate the development of administrative guidelines and arrangements required for the effective functioning of the DNA;
(e) facilitate cooperative governance and coordination over issues related to the CDM between National Departments and government agencies;
(f) review and approve the DNA's annual business plan and work programmes;
(g) address issues arising from CDM projects and activities submitted to it;
(h) monitor and review the performance of the DNA every three years and submit a report on the performance of the DNA to the Minister of Minerals and Energy summarising the performance evaluation of the DNA;
(i) establish a sub-committee on the promotion of CDM Projects to review and coordinate the implementation and promotion of the CDM in the Republic through different national departments and agencies;
(j) advise and make recommendations for the implementation of the CDM In the Republic to the Department of Minerals and Energy and Cabinet as appropriate;
(k) perform any other responsibility that may be allocated to it by Ministers via the Minister of Minerals and Energy.