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Proclamation on Transfer of Powers and Functions Published

July 31, 2019

The Presidency

31 July 2019

Powers and functions contained in the Sea Fishery Act of 1988 have been transferred from the minister of environmental affairs and the minister of agriculture, forestry and fisheries to the minister of environment, forestry and fisheries.

The transfer was announced in Government Gazette 42601.

The proclamation lists the transfer of administration, powers and functions for various pieces of legislation from the previous minister to the new cabinet members announced by president Ramaphosa in June 2019.

The legislation falls within the environmental, forestry and fisheries and mineral resources and energy sectors.

Other pieces of legislation listed under the environmental, forestry and fisheries sector includes the Antarctic Treaties Act of 1996, the Marine Living Resources Act of 1998, the National Environmental Management Act of 1998, the South African Weather Service Act of 2001 and the Marine Spatial Planning Act of 2018.

In terms of the mineral resources and energy-related legislation, acts include the Mines and Works Act of 1956, the Petroleum Products Act of 1977, the Mine Health and Safety Act of 1996, the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act of 2002, the National Energy Regulator Act of 2004 and the National Energy Act of 2008.

The powers and functions are transferred to the minister of mineral resources and energy.

The transfers came into force on the date of publication.