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2019/20 West Coast Rock Lobster TAC Announced


Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries 26 September 2019 The 2019/20 West Coast Rock Lobster (WCRL) Total Allowable Catch (TAC) has been announced. The TAC has been set at 1084…

iSimangaliso Wetland Park Seeks Board Members


Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries 20 September 2019 The iSimangaliso Wetland Park seeks board members. The environment, forestry and fisheries department published the call for nominations in Government Gazette…

Water Use on Liebenbergsvlei River Limited


Department of Water and Sanitation 18 September 2019 The use of water from the Liebenbergsvlei river for agricultural purposes during the months of October and November 2019 is limited and…

Fishing Rights Allocation Process Extended


Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries 9 September 2019 The Fishing Rights Allocation Process (FRAP) for twelve commercial fishing sectors has been extended until 31 December 2021. In a statement,…

Foxwood Dam Proposed for Eastern Cape


Department of Water and Sanitation 21 August 2019 A new dam is on the cards for the Eastern Cape. The water and sanitation department has invited comment on the proposed…

Climate Change


Draft bill full text Published in GG 41689 of 8 June 2018 Year of publication 2018 Publication for comment (draft bill) Published in GG 41689 of 8 June 2018

Exploratory Fishing for Octopus Under the Spotlight


Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries 2 July 2019 Exploratory fishing for octopus in Saldanha, False Bay and Mossel Bay will continue until 2021. The environment, forestry and fisheries department…

Emissions Of Sulphur Dioxide To Be Increased


The Minister of Environmental Affairs has amended the listed activities and associated minimum emission standards identified in terms of the National Environmental Management: Air Quality Act. The intention is to…

Water Resources for Berg Catchment Under the Spotlight


Department of Water and Sanitation 14 May 2019 Proposed classes of water resources for the Berg Catchment have been published for comment. The water and sanitation department published the Proposed…

Draft National Climate Change Strategy Drawn Up


Department of Environmental Affairs 7 May 2019 Government’s proposed plan to deal with climate change has been released for comment. The Draft National Climate Change Adaptation Strategy (NCCAS) was published…