03 April 2020 - In previous communication, we outlined an extension with regard to fishing permits. Today we outline provisions that allow commercial and small-scale/interim relief fishers in the Northern and Western Cape to take advantage of the snoek run in the Northern Cape.A ccordingly, fishers in the Northern and Western Cape may travel within the provinces to catch snoek in what is known as Zone A. At all times, fishing teams must adhere to prescribed...


27 March 2020 - Minister Barbara Creecy promulgated an amendment of the minimum emission standards for existing combustion installations of Sulphur Dioxide (SO2). This revised standard is applicable to all facilities built before 2010 that will not be decommissioned by 2030. This amendment aims to reduce emissions from 3500mg/Nm3 to 1000mg/Nm3 instead of the 500mg/Nm3 which was...  


27 March 2020 - The Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries Ms Barbara Creecy, and the Department’s Director-General, Ms Nosipho Ngcaba, have launched an application in the Western Cape High Court for rescission of a court order granted on 20 September 2018. The order had been granted pursuant to an application brought by the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries and the...


24 March 2020 - Minister Barbara Creecy announces a number of measures put in place to assist the environment, forestry and fisheries sector during the national lockdown. In an effort to contain the spread of the Covid-19 virus, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that the National Coronavirus Command Council has decided to enforce a nation-wide lockdown for 21 days with effect from midnight on Thursday 26 March 2020.


23 March 2020 - Due to the current state of national emergency delcared by the Presindent following the outbreak of Corona Virus (COVID-19). This awareness drive has been postponed until further notice. 06 March 2020 - The deprtment will, over the next few weeks, be embarking on a series of nationwide Supply Chain Management workshops to raise awareness about the department's procurement plans and possible business opportunities available in the department for the 2020/21 financial year.