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Parliament Passes National Forests Amendment Bill


Parliament Parliament has given the green light to the National Forests Amendment Bill and sent it to president Ramaphosa for assent. In December 2021, the national council of provinces (NCOP)…

Freshwater (Inland) Wild Capture Fisheries Policy in Place


Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment The National Freshwater (Inland) Wild Capture Fisheries Policy has been published for implementation. The forestry, fisheries and the environment department published the Policy…

Agriculture and Agro-Processing Master Plan in the Pipeline


Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Work on the Agriculture and Agro-Processing Master Plan will be wrapped up by March 2022. The agriculture, land reform and rural development…

Guidelines on Carbon Sequestration in Forestry Drawn Up


Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Methodological Guidelines for Quantification of Greenhouse Gas Emissions - Carbon Sequestration in the Forestry Industry have been drawn up. The forestry, fisheries and…

DFFE Draws Up Draft Language Policy


Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment A draft reviewed language policy for the forestry, fisheries and the environment department has been drawn up. The department published the draft language…

National Veld and Forest Fire Bill Sent to National House


Parliament The National Veld and Forest Fire Amendment Bill has been referred to the National House of Traditional and Khoi-San Leaders. The bill was tabled in parliament in December 2021.…

Deeds Registries Act Regulations Amended


Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development Deeds Registries Act Regulations have been amended. The agriculture, land reform and rural development department published the amended Regulations in Government Gazette…

Regulations on Extended Producer Responsibility Under the Spotlight


Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Draft amendments to the Regulations and Notices Regarding Extended Producer Responsibility have been drawn up. The forestry, fisheries and the environment department published…

Second Phase of PESI for Subsistence Producers Underway


Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development The second phase of the Presidential Employment Stimulus Initiative (PESI) for subsistence producers is underway. In a statement, the agriculture, land reform…