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Developers flout law

Companies and developers who flout environmental regulations face a R5m fine or 10 years in jail, according to the amended National Environment Management Act. Gauteng agriculture, conservation and environment MEC Khabisi Mosunkutu said that the provisions were necessary to curb environmental degradation.

The amended law makes it a criminal offence for companies to commence with development without permission from government. Companies which have failed to get the necessary permission for their activities have until July this year to get it from the government, or face an "administrative fine" of up to R1m.

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