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Regulating Committee for Meteorological Services Seeks Members

May 31, 2021

Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment

The Regulating Committee for Meteorological Services seeks two members.

The forestry, fisheries and the environment department published the call for nominations in Government Gazette 44616 in terms of the South African Weather Service Act.

According to the act, the committee is tasked with setting broad limits on prices for services and products that the Weather Service charges for Met Services; determining the level of user charges to be imposed on the aviation and maritime industries by the Weather Service; ensuring that the Weather Service does not abuse its position, but that it acts in such a manner so as not to place undue restrictions on the Weather Service’s commercial activities and guard the Weather Service against unfair competition from national and international private weather services; investigating and responding to any complaints relating to unfair business practices from both SAWS and other national and international private weather services and interested and affected parties; promoting the safe, efficient, economical and profitable operation of the Weather Service with respect to tariffs relating to aviation and maritime services and promoting reasonable interest and needs of clients and customers of the Weather Service.

Nominations are invited within 60 days of the date of publication.