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Environmental Affairs and Water

Government, parliamentary and legislative information on Environmental Affairs and Water.

Updated Plant Variety Journal Published

Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

The department of agriculture, forestry and fisheries has published the latest plant variety journal.

According to a notice in the Government Gazette (37979 / 709 of 12 September 2014) the journal is compiled on a quarterly basis.

Wildlife Centralised Permit System on the Way

Department of Environmental Affairs

Environmental affairs minister Edna Molewa says her department is developing a centralised permit system for all wildlife activities regulated by national legislation.

In a written reply to a question in this regard in the national assembly, the minister said environmental affairs recognised the need to centralise information relating to activities, such as transport, breeding, sale and hunting of wildlife, authorised in terms of national legislation.

Gas Amendment Bill in the Pipeline

Department of Energy

The Draft Gas Amendment Bill has been forwarded to the state law advisor for final pre-certification.

The energy department announced this during a briefing on the gas sector to the national assembly’s energy committee.