CONTAMINATED LAND PROVISIONS COMMENCE

Friday, May 30, 2014
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The much delayed contaminated land provisions in Part 8 of Chapter 4 of the National Environmental Management: Waste Act 59 of 2008 (“the Waste Act“) came into operation on 2 May 2014. The commencement will have significant implications for industrial land which may be contaminated and, in particular, imposes new obligations on the Seller of contaminated land. The contaminated land provisions have been dormant for almost five years and there has been uncertainty regarding their reach, some of this uncertainty remains.

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