Implementation Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Environmental Governance in the Mining Sector


The Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME), as part of its mandate under the National Evaluation Policy Framework (NEPF) and in partnership with the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA), commissioned Genesis Analytics and Digby Wells Environmental to conduct an implementation evaluation of environmental governance in the mining sector. The purpose of this evaluation is to assess the relevance and effectiveness of the environmental governance legislation in mining and the implementation thereof in achieving its objective. The evaluation covers the period from the promulgation of the Minerals Act, 1991 (Act 50 of 1991) (the Minerals Act) up to the legislation in place as of March 2014. Given that amendments to the legislation were implemented on 8 December 2014, a post-script has been appended to the evaluation that details the context of these amendments and how they relate to the analysis and recommendations raised as part of this evaluation.


Evaluation Number:
Report Approval:
Tuesday, 11 August 2015
Monday, 20 February 2017
Initiated By:
Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (The Presidency)
Undertaken By:
Genesis Analytics in partnerships with Digby Wells Environmental
Evaluation Period:
May 2014 - August 2015
Evaluation Area:
Environment, climate change
National Outcome:
National Outcome 10: Environmental assets and natural resources that are well protected and continually enhanced.
Commissioned By:
Evaluation Type:
Evaluation Subject:
Geographic Scope:

Evaluation Documents

File Name
Env Gov in Mining Final Report FULL 15 08 11 JB.pdf
Environmental Gov in the Mining Sector 1525 FINAL Report 15 08 11 JB.pdf
TOR's fpr Implemetation evaluation.pdf
Assessment Report at Moderation.pdf

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