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Africa Month 2018

Africa Month 2018

 

The month of May celebrates the achievements made in the development of Africa. The events culminate in Africa Day on 25 May, which is a day declared by the African Union and celebrated in Africa.

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Towards Enhanced Climate Change Adaptation and an Inclusive Adaptive Green Economy in South Africa

Towards Enhanced Climate Change Adaptation and an Inclusive Adaptive Green Economy in South Africa


 

Through this Call for Proposals (CfP) the Government of Flanders will provide grant funding to non-state actors for interventions contributing to a more climate resilient and just South Africa.  The areas of work identified and prioritised for CCA projects. Closing date 26 May 2018.

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Extension of the public commenting period for the proposed amendments to the alien and invasive species regulations and species lists

Extension of the public commenting period for the proposed amendments to the alien and invasive species regulations and species lists

 


 

The period for which the public may submit comments on the proposed amendments is hereby extended to 18 June 2018.

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Edna Molewa publishes notice to consider four Tyre Industry Waste Management Plans

Edna Molewa publishes notice to consider four Tyre Industry Waste Management Plans


 

Minister Edna Molewa acting under section 32(5A), read with sections 72 and 73 of the National Environmental Management: Waste Act, 2008 (Act No. 59 of 2008) has given notice to consider four Industry Waste Tyre Management Plans in Government Gazette No: 41612 of 07 May 2018.

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TOPS permit & registration application process for carrying out restricted activities

TOPS permit & registration application process for carrying out restricted activities

 

 

Any person may, in terms of section 88(1) of the Biodiversity Act, apply for Threatened or Protected Species (TOPS) permit and register for carrying out of restricted activities in terms of the National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act 2004 (No. 10 of 2004). 

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IPBES call for nominations of experts

IPBES call for nominations of experts

 

All governments and relevant organizations or institutions are encouraged to submit nominations. Nominating organizations or institutions are not required to have been admitted to the Plenary of IPBES as an observer.

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22 May 2018 - The Department of Environmental Affairs is hosting INTERPOL’s 23rd Pollution Crime Working Group (PCWG) and Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Committee (ECEC) Advisory Board (AB) meetings at Skukuza in the Kruger National Park from today, 22 May to 24 May 2018.


22 May 2018 - South Africa today joins the world in celebrating 25 years of action for biodiversity during the International Day for Biological Diversity (IBD).


21 May 2018 - The Department of Environmental Affairs will from 22 to 24 May 2018 host INTERPOL’s 23rd Pollution Crime Working Group (PCWG) and Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Committee (ECEC) Advisory Board (AB) meetings at Skukuza in the Kruger National Park.


20 May 2018 - BASIC Ministers reiterated that the global effort against climate change is an irreversible process that cannot be postponed. Ministers called for the widest possible cooperation by all countries and other stakeholders to protect global climate for our present and future generations.


18 May 2018 - South Africa will host the 26th BASIC Ministerial Climate Change Meeting in Durban on 19 and 20May 2018. The BASIC Group of countries include relevant Ministers dealing with climate change in South Africa, India, China and Brazil. The Ministers regularly meet twice a year to coordinate their negotiating positions in relations to the climate change negotiation.