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June is Environment Month

June is Environment Month

 

South Africa has adopted the entire month of June to heighten awareness of environmental issues through various pertinent activities. It is during the month of June that we also celebrate the World Oceans Day (WOD) and the World Day to Combat Desertification. 

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Unlocking barriers and opportunities for land-use based climate change mitigation activities in South Africa

Unlocking barriers and opportunities for land-use based climate change mitigation activities in South Africa


 

The report provides the first ever proposal for an approach to implement rehabilitation at national scale. On the one hand, the report explores opportunities that can be harnessed through the rehabilitation of the targeted systems in this study.

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Request for previously disadvantaged individuals with access to land to register in database of biodiversity economy programme

Request for previously disadvantaged individuals with access to land to register in database of biodiversity economy programme

 

 

Previously disadvantaged individuals / communities with access to land with potential for game farming; communities with notable populations and distributions of indigenous plants, nurseries and / or processing facilities are requested to register in the database of the department.

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Invitation to apply for permits to conduct a WSCD and/or BBWW operation

Invitation to apply for permits to conduct a WSCD and/or BBWW operation

 


The Department of Environmental Affairs hereby invites applications for permits to conduct a: White Shark Cage Diving (WSCD) operation; and/or Boat Based Whale and Dolphin Watching (BBWW) operation. Applications period: 12 June - 14 July 2017.   

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Expression of interest in the Biodiversity Economy programme of the DEA

Expression of interest in the Biodiversity Economy programme of the DEA


 

The wildlife and bioprospecting/ biotrade sectors have experienced noticeable growth over the years, making a contribution to the agricultural Gross Domestic Product and contributing significantly to job creation. The closing date for submission of the prosals is 07 July 2017.

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Draft National Biodiversity Offset Policy for public comment

Draft National Biodiversity Offset Policy for public comment

 

The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr. Edna Molewa, has published the draft National Biodiversity Offset Policy in Government Gazette 40733 (Notice No. 276) for public comment. Members of the public are invited to submit to the Minister within 60 days after the publication of the notice in the Gazette, written representations on, or objections.

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Draft Third National Communication Report for public comments

Draft Third National Communication Report for public comments

 

Minister of Environmental Affairs hereby publish the Draft Third National Communication (TNC) Report to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) for public comment. Members of the public are invited to submit comments to the Minister before 31 July 2017.

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23 June 2017 - The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr Edna Molewa, says South Africa’s National Development Plan Vision 2030 demonstrates the country’s commitment to implementing sustainable development and Climate-smart developmental approaches.


23 June 2017 - The acting Executive Mayor for Mahikeng Local Municipality, Clr Bongani Ngobeni, today handed 90 unemployed youth Further Education and Training (FETC) certificates on completion of the Environmental Practice Learnership programme at the Mafikeng Hotel School in North West.


23 June 2017 - The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) will once again host the SA Agulhas II Open Day taking place on the 24th of June 2017, at the East Pier Quay, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town. The SA Agulhas II is a state of the art polar research and supply vessel, and plays a crucial role in support of the country’s involvement in Antarctica and the sub-Antarctic Islands.


21 June 2017 - The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr Edna Molewa, will from 22 to 23 June 2017 attend the third BRICS meeting of Ministers of Environment in Tianjin, People’s Republic of China. 


21 June 2017 - The Acting Executive Major for Mahikeng Local Municipality, Cllr Bongani Ngobeni will on behalf of the Deputy Minister of Environmental Affairs, Ms Barbara Thomson, preside over a graduation ceremony of 90 unemployed leaners who competently completed Environmental Practice Learnership Programme on Friday 23 June 2017 at the Mafikeng Hotel School, in the North West.