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DEFF Shines Light on Cape Floral Region

March 3, 2021

Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries

The environment, forestry and fisheries department aims to proclaim land situated in the Western and Eastern Cape to be part of the Cape Floral Region Protected Areas World Heritage Site.

The proposal was announced in Government Gazette 44191 in terms of the World Heritage Convention Act.

The notice contains a list of addresses that will be included in the proposed Cape Floral Region Protected Areas World Heritage Site.

Comment and objections are invited within 30 days of the date of publication.

Meanwhile, the department has published a raft of notices in terms of the National Environmental Management Act:


• Notice 142 – identification of procedures to be followed when applying for or deciding on an environmental authorisation application for large scale wind and solar photovoltaic facilities, when occurring in renewable energy development zones;
• Notice 143 – identification of geographical areas important for the development of strategic gas transmission pipeline infrastructure – Strategic Gas Pipeline Corridors listed;
• Notice 144 – identification of geographical areas of strategic importance for the development of large scale wind and solar photovoltaic energy facilities – three renewable energy development zones identified;
• Notice 145 – identification of procedures to be followed when applying for or deciding on an environmental authorisation application for the development of electricity transmission and distribution infrastructure when occurring in renewable energy development zones.