Environmental Affairs and Water

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New Fees for Plant Improvement Act

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.

Rules on Water Use Licence Applications Drawn Up

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.

Trade in Rhino Horn Under the Spotlight

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.

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