Government, parliamentary and legislative information on Rural Development and Land Reform.
Department of Rural Development and Land Reform
A call for comment on draft rules pertaining to the Spatial Planning and Land Use Management Act has been extended.
The draft regulations were first published for comment in July 2014. The extension notice was published in Government Gazette 38077.
Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
Agriculture, forestry and fisheries minister Senzeni Zokwana says bold steps are being taken to address the growing decline in high value cropping land.
The minister told the LandCare conference, being held in KwaZulu-Natal, the deterioration of fertile land “poses a major threat to food production and it cannot be allowed to continue unabated”. He also said “mismanagement of arable land and grazing is threatening South Africa’s natural resource base as well as the national and household food security”.
Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs
The framework of regulations to harmonise the relationship between municipalities and traditional leaders will be proclaimed in the next few months.
Cooperative governance and traditional affairs minister Pravin Gordhan gave the assurance in reply to an answer in this regard in the national assembly.
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