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Register with the Waste Bureau of the DEA

Register with the Waste Bureau of the DEA

 

An Integrated Industry Waste Tyre Management Plan (IIWTMP) for waste tyres was approved by the Hon Minister B E E Molewa in November 2012 and has been in implementation by REDISA since then. The DEA has since established the Waste Bureau in terms of section 34A (1) of the National Environmental Management Act – Waste Act, 2008 (Act No. 59 of 2008)...

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Limpopo MEC to deliver public lecture on sustainability and green agenda

Limpopo MEC to deliver public lecture on sustainability and green agenda

 


This lecture will address the move by the country, and the province, towards a cleaner greener economy that encapsulates the principles of sustainable development in line with the National Development Plan Vision 2030. The government has recognised the importance of sustainable climate resilient economies and communitiesin Vision 2030...

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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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Minister and Deputy Minister's whereabouts during Mandela Month

Minister and Deputy Minister's whereabouts during Mandela Month

 


Minister Molewa paid tribute to Dr Nelson Mandela during informal session of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) High-Level Political Forum on Sustanable development while, Deputy Minister Barbara Thomson participates in annual Nelson Mandela Month commemoration in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal.

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Protected Areas Register (PAR)

Protected Areas Register (PAR)

 

A register of protected areas has been developed for reporting and mapping purposes of protected areas. This database is called the Protected and Conservation Areas database and comprises all data required for the register of protected areas and data on conservation areas.

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Minister Molewa highlights progress on Integrated Strategic Management of Rhinoceros

Minister Molewa highlights progress on Integrated Strategic Management of Rhinoceros

 


Welcome to this, the first comprehensive report back for 2017 on the state of rhino poaching in South Africa, as well as on the progress of the Integrated Strategic Management of Rhinoceros approach. Today’s briefing essentially covers two quarters: the period January through March 2017, and then April through June 2017.

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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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25 July 2017 - Ekurhuleni is one of the rapidly growing metros in South Africa, particularly in terms of industrial output and population numbers.  Waste is one of the urban ills that most towns in metropolitan municipalities across the country are grappling with. I believe you would agree with me therefore that any opportunity that is directed towards the minimisation of waste...


25 July 2017 - The lecture, under the theme Sustainable Development and Green Agenda is being co-hosted by Limpopo Department of Economic Development, Environment and Tourism (LEDET) and the University of Limpopo. This lecture will address the move by the country, and the province, towards a cleaner greener economy that encapsulates principles of sustainable development...


24 July 2017 - Welcome to this, the first comprehensive report back for 2017 on the state of rhino poaching in South Africa, as well as on the progress of the Integrated Strategic Management of Rhinoceros approach. Today’s briefing essentially covers two quarters: the period January through March 2017, and then April through June 2017.


21 July 2017 - With the fire season still upon us, Invasive Plants continue to pose a threat to the environment and infrastructure. Invasive plants can burn with 10 times the heat of indigenous plants, destroying the fynbos seeds stored in the soil, or adapted for release in low-heat fires.  


21 July 2017 - Re-issue: The Minister Environmental Affairs, Dr Edna Molewa, will report back on the progress of the implementation of the Integrated Strategic Management Approach of Rhinoceros. The Minister will be joined by Ministers collaborating in the implementation of the Strategic Management approach in Cape Town on 24 July 2017 at 09:00.