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Creecy Grants 15-Year Fishing Rights in Eastern Cape


Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries 19 November 2019 20 small-scale fishing co-operatives in the Eastern Cape have been awarded 15-year small-scale fishing rights. In a statement, the environment, forestry…

Suspension of Exploratory Octopus Fishery Lifted


Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries 12 November 2019 The temporary suspension of the exploratory octopus fishery in False Bay has been lifted with effect from 15 November 2019. The…

Municipal Water Use Debt Under the Spotlight


Parliament 8 November 2019 The portfolio committee on human settlements, water and sanitation and the portfolio committee on cooperative governance and traditional affairs have supported recommendations to broaden Schedule 1…

Draft Richards Bay EMP Drawn Up


Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries 6 November 2019 Comment is sought on the Draft uMhlathuze/Richards Bay Estuarine Management Plan (EMP). The environment, forestry and fisheries department published the draft…

National Environmental Management Laws Amendment 2017


Draft bill full text Published in GG 39287 of 13 October 2015 Year of publication 2015 Publication for comment (draft bill) Published in GG 39287 of 13 October 2015 Explanatory…

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…