05 August 2020 - The Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Ms Barbara Creecy, has granted a 30-day extension for public comment on proposed regulations regarding extended producer responsibility with regard to the management of waste post the consumer stage of a product’s life cycle. The extension for comment on the Consultation was published in Government Gazette 43556.


31 July 2020  - The Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Ms Barbara Creecy, has clarified that overnight accommodation for hunters will be permitted in terms of further amendments to be made to the Directions for the Biodiversity Sector for Alert Level 3 “Permitting hunters to sleep over at their hunting destinations, within the province in which they live, is in line with this week’s...


31 July 2020  - Rhino poaching has decreased by almost 53% in the first six months of 2020, with 166 animals being killed for their horns across the country since the beginning of the year. During the first six months of 2019, 316 rhino had been poached in South Africa. “After a decade of implementing various strategies...


30 July 2020  - Members of the public are once again able to access the country’s botanical gardens to exercise with effect from 3 August 2020. Permission for access for exercise purposes only was published in the Amended Directions for the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries in Government Gazette 43564 (Notice No. 822) on 28 July 2020...


29 July 2020  - The deployment of a team of Working on Fire firefighters and management to fight the New England Road Landfill Site fire in Pietermaritzburg has been welcomed by the Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Ms Barbara Creecy. “The team of firefighters and management have been working tirelessly since their deployment on 21 July...