National Norms and Standards for the Remediation of Contaminated Land and Soil Quality in the Republic of South Africa (GN. 331 of 2014). | Land Portal

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This Notice of the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, made under section 7 of the National Environmental Management: Waste Act, 2008, contains national norms and standards for the remediation of contaminated land and soil quality. The requirements set out in these norms and standards apply to an owner of land or any person who undertakes site assessment and remediation activity in terms of that Act. The norms and standards provide a uniform national approach to determine the contamination status of an investigation area and must be used for the screening of a site after a site assessment report is required as a result of declaration of an investigation area as contemplated in section 36 of the National Environmental Management Act, 2008.

Implements: National Environmental Management: Waste Act, 2008 (No. 59 of 2008). (2009-03-06)

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Government Gazette 37603, Government Notice 331


Dutch traders landed at the southern tip of modern day South Africa in 1652 and established a stopover point on the spice route between the Netherlands and the Far East, founding the city of Cape Town. After the British seized the Cape of Good Hope area in 1806, many of the Dutch settlers (Afrikaners, called "Boers" (farmers) by the British) trekked north to found their own republics in lands taken from the indigenous black inhabitants. The discovery of diamonds (1867) and gold (1886) spurred wealth and immigration and intensified the subjugation of the native inhabitants.

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