18 April 2021 - Amendments to the Plastic Carrier Bags and Plastic Flat Bags Regulations have been published in Government Gazette  44421 (Notice No. 317) for implementation. The amended regulations were gazetted by Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Barbara Creecy on 7 April 2021 in terms of the National Environmental Management Act, and the National Environmental Management: Waste Act...


15 April 2021 - I would like to extend warm greetings to everyone who is with us today in this virtual session of the 2021 African Circular Economy Alliance (ACEA). Today is a unique opportunity to examine the ways in which circular economy initiatives are being mainstreamed and integrated throughout the African continent, as well as discussing the barriers, challenges...


14 April 2021 - According to the results of the United Nations World Population Prospects-the 2019 revision, the global population will grow with approximately 2 billion people and reach 9.7 billion in 2050. The report further stipulates that more than half of the global population growth between now and 2050 is expected to occur in Africa.The global population growth...


14 April 2021 - A Generic Environmental Management Programme (EMPr) for the management and mitigation of environmental impacts resulting from the implementation of LandCare projects has been published for adoption. Also adopted is the exclusion of these projects from the requirement to obtain environmental authorisation. The generic instrument for LandCare...


13 April 2021 - The Deputy Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, Ms Makgotso Sotyu, will deliver a keynote address at the two-day virtual launch of the FOREST21 Project tomorrow, Wednesday 14 April 2021. FOREST21 is a joint project for strengthening capacity in South African higher education in forestry. The project is implemented in collaboration with five...