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Plastic Colloquium Under the Spotlight


Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Recommendations flowing from the Plastic Colloquium held in November 2019 are being implemented. Speaking at the 2020 International Coastal Clean-Up event and the launch…

National Waste Management Strategy Under the Spotlight


Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries The National Waste Management Strategy (NWMS) 2020 is aimed at promoting the waste hierarchy and circular economy principles. The environment, forestry and fisheries minister,…

Presidential Climate Change Coordinating Commission on Track


Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries The environment, forestry and fisheries department has highlighted the recent approval by cabinet of climate change, emissions reduction and waste management plans. In a…

DEFF Shines Light on International Trade of Rhino Horn


Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries The environment, forestry and fisheries department has declared that the international commercial trade of rhino horn, and derivatives, remains prohibited in terms of the…

Draft Inland Fishing Policy in the Pipeline


Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries A draft policy on inland fishers that aims to ensure the sustainable development of the inland fisheries sector is being drawn up. The environment,…

Oceans Economy Master Plan Under the Spotlight


Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries The drawing up of the Oceans Economy Master Plan remains on track. The environment, forestry and fisheries department revealed this in a briefing on…

DEFF Clarifies Position on Environmental Authorisations


Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Any renewable energy developments within identified zones in South Africa will still require an environmental authorization. The environment, forestry and fisheries department confirmed this…

Draft Regulations for Aliwal Shoal MPA Drawn Up


Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Draft Amendments to the Regulations for the Management of the Aliwal Shoal Marine Protected Area have been drawn up. The environment, forestry and fisheries…

Comment on Renewable Energy Development Zones Extended


Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries The comment period on Renewable Energy Development Zones and related environmental authorisation processes has been extended. The notices calling for comment on the amendment…

Botanical Gardens Open for Exercise


Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries The environment, forestry and fisheries department has confirmed that members of the public will once again be able to access the country’s botanical gardens…