Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development
A statutory measure for the wool industry is in place until 30 June 2024.
The agriculture, land reform and rural development department published the statutory measure in Government Gazette 44003 in terms of the Marketing of Agricultural Products Act.
The statutory measure focuses on the registration of producers and persons dealing with wool in the course of trade.
Its aim is to provide a statutory mechanism for producers, brokers, traders or wool buyers, processors, importers and exporters to register with Cape Wools SA.
According to the notice, Cape Wools SA’s mandate and purpose is to “facilitate access to the wool market for all participants, to promote the efficiency of the marketing of wool and to optimise the export income from wool as per the objective of the Act”.
The application process for registration is set out in section 6.
In Notice 1350, the department published the statutory measure on records and returns by brokers, traders or wool buyers, processors, importers and exporters of wool.
Records to be kept and returns to be rendered are set out.
The statutory measure also applies until 30 June 2024.
Other notices published in December include:
• Gazette 44029 – call for comment on Farm Planning Regulation – drawn up in terms of the Conservation of Agricultural Resources Act – designed to promote farm planning in support of sustainable management of agricultural land in order to maintain the production potential of land and to prevent degradation of natural agricultural resources – comment within 30 days of date of publication;
• Notice 1396 – call for comment on proposed amendment to Conservation of Agricultural Resources Act Regulations – to insert amaranthus palmeri as a declared weed – comment within 30 days of date of publication.