Government, parliamentary and legislative information on Environmental Affairs and Water.
Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
The agriculture, forestry and fisheries department recently announced a set of amendments to the regulations of various pieces of legislation in the Government Gazette.
The notices were published in Gazettes 38458 and 38459 on 13 February 2015.
Department of Water and Sanitation
Stakeholders have been invited to submit comments on draft regulations regarding the procedural requirements for water use licence applications.
The call for comment was made by Nomvula Mokonyane, the minister of water and sanitation, in Government Gazette 38465.
Department of Environmental Affairs
Edna Molewa, the Minister of Environmental Affairs, recently introduced the Committee of Inquiry tasked with investigating the feasibility of a trade in rhino horn. The 21 member committee is chaired by Nana Magomola.
She stated that it is important to emphasize that South Africa has not taken a position on the issue, and will not do so until the committee has completed its work and presented its findings.