Guidelines and policies

Date published Description Doc type
01 April 2020 Guidelines on the administration of incidents, as described in section 30 of the National Environmental Management Act, 107 of 1998.
01 September 2019 Environmental and risk assessment for an application for a right to engage in an abalone ranching pilot project
20 August 2019 The approach to spatial management system for South Africa’s marine planning areas
24 June 2019 Mitigation monitoring and evaluation Guidelines series of the National climate change response monitoring and evaluation system: volume 1 policies, strategies & laws
24 May 2019 Guidelines on the administration of incidents - Section 30 of the NEMA, 107 of 1998
04 April 2019 A directory of development and grant funding organisations for aquaculture operations in South Africa: volume 03
27 March 2019 Tree with the largest crown
27 March 2019 Tree with the largest stem diameter in South Africa
04 April 2018 Guidelines for the development of Pollution Prevention Plans in respect of the Greenhouse Gases
09 February 2018 National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act No.107 of 1998) National guideline on minimum information requirements for preparing Environmental Impact Assessments for mining act activities that require environmental authorisation
31 May 2017 National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act (Act No. 10 of 2004) Policy on White Shark Cage Diving (GG40878)
11 April 2017 Technical guidelines for Monitoring, Reporting and Verification of Greenhouse Gas Emissions by Industry
31 March 2017 National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act No. 107 of 1998) Draft National Biodiversity Offset Policy
27 March 2017 A directory of development and grant funding organisations for aquaculture operations in South Africa: volume 02
14 March 2017 Updated Integrated Environmental Management Guideline - Guideline on Need and Desirability
05 September 2016 Guide to the authorisation requirements for aquaculture in South Africa
01 September 2016 User guide to the economic models for marine finfish and shellfish aquaculture in South Africa
19 August 2016 Use of Official Languages Act (12/2012): Department of Environmental Affairs Language Policy (GN40221 - N937)
01 July 2016 Cultural Heritage Survey Guidelines and Assessment Tools for Protected Areas in South Africa
30 September 2015 Monitoring, control and eradication plans: Guideline for species listed as invasive in terms of section 70 of National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act, 2004
21 September 2015 EIA Guideline for Renewable Energy Projects
01 September 2015 The South African criteria, indicators and management goals for sustainable forest management: draft 05 for comment
10 February 2015 Guideline on the administration of appeals in terms of the National Appeal Regulations (2014)
08 September 2014 National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act no.107 of 1998) Draft EIA Guideline for Renewable Energy Projects (GG37984 - GN777)
31 March 2014 National Guideline for the Discharge of Effluent Discharges From Land-based Sources into the Coastal Environment
26 March 2014 Outcome 10 quarterly reporting template January - March 2014
30 December 2013 Section B, 2014 fishing season sector specific permit conditions: tuna pole fishery
30 December 2013 Section B, 2014 fishing season sector specific transport permit conditions: squid fishery
30 December 2013 Section B, 2014 fishing season sector specific permit conditions: commercial squid fishery
30 December 2013 Section B, 2014 fishing season sector specific permit conditions: Southern Cape commercial oyster fishery
30 December 2013 Section B, 2014 fishing season sector specific permit conditions: traditional line fish - zone B
30 December 2013 Section B, 2014 fishing season sector specific permit conditions: traditional line fish - zone A
20 December 2013 Section B, 2014 fishing season sector specific permit conditions: traditional line fish - zone C
17 December 2013 Section B, 2014 fishing season sector specific permit conditions: hake, sole, horse mackerel and demersal shark fishery
13 December 2013 Section B, 2014 fishing season sector specific permit conditions: KwaZulu-Natal prawn trawl fishery
13 December 2013 Section B, 2014 fishing season sector specific permit conditions: KwaZulu-Natal commercial oyster fishery
13 December 2013 Section C, 2014 fishing season sector specific permit conditions: hake handline fishery– version 01
13 December 2013 Section C, 2014 fishing season sector specific permit conditions: demersal shark longline fishery– version 01
10 December 2013 Outcome 10 quarterly reporting template October - December 2013
10 December 2013 Outcome 10 reporting steps
10 December 2013 Template for quarterly progress report on the implementation of outcome 10 delivery agreement for October – December 2013
14 October 2013 Champion trees of South Africa: Individual trees and groups of trees declared as protected under section 12 of the National Forests Act of 1998
02 September 2013 Legal guide for the aquaculture sector in South Africa
02 September 2013 Guide to rhinos
22 May 2013 Mining and Biodiversity Guideline Executive Summary
22 May 2013 Mining and Biodiversity Guideline: Mainstreaming biodiversity into the mining sector
01 March 2013 A directory of development and grant funding organisations for aquaculture operations in South Africa: volume 01
03 January 2013 Notice of Extension of Closing Dates for the Submission of Written Representations or Objections
03 January 2013 National Environmental Management: Air Quality Act, 2004 (Act No. 39 of 2004). Draft National Dust Control Regulations
03 January 2013 National Environmental Management Act: Air Quality Act, 2004 (Act No. 39 of 2004). Draft Declaration of Small boilers as controlled emitters
03 January 2013 Listed activities and associated minimum emission standards
03 January 2013 National Environmental Management: Air Quality Act, 2004 (Act No. 39 of 2004). Draft Regulations Prescribing the format of the Atmospheric Impact Report
10 October 2012 The guide to kelp harvesting in South Africa
10 October 2012 National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (Act no.107 of 1998): Publication of Public Participation Guideline
05 October 2012 Outcome 10 quarterly reporting template July – September 2012
05 September 2012 Sample letter of designation, Grade 1 EMI, all SEMAS
05 September 2012 EMI ranking system
05 September 2012 Sample letter of designation, SANParks, Grade 2 - Minister
05 September 2012 EMI Code of conduct
05 September 2012 Sample letter of designation, SANParks, Grade 1 - Minister
05 September 2012 Sample letter of designation, Grade 5 EMI, all SEMAs
05 September 2012 Sample letter of designation, Grade 3 EMI, all SEMAs
05 September 2012 Sample letter of designation, Grade 2 EMI, all SEMAs
27 July 2012 South Africa’s Bioprospecting, Access and Benefit-Sharing Regulatory Framework: Guidelines for Providers, Users and Regulators
09 July 2012 Policy for the development of sustainable inland aquaculture sector in South Africa
02 July 2012 Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention
27 June 2012 Guide to completing a bioprospecting permit application form
02 April 2012 Mannual in terms of section 14 of the Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No.2 of 200)
01 April 2012 General terms of reference for scientific working groups
01 March 2012 Summary: South African Water Quality Guidelines For Coastal Marine Waters. Volume 2 - Guidelines for recreational use
01 March 2012 South African Water Quality guidelines for Coastal Marine Waters: Volume 2 - Guidelines for recreational use
22 December 2011 Edition 01 of 2011: Environmental impact assessment (EIA) and environmental management guideline for aquaculture in South Africa
01 December 2011 Implementation guide: preferential procurement regulations
21 April 2011 Schedule: Criteria for allocating rights for abalone ranching or stock enhancement pilot projects.
01 April 2011 Policy for the allocation and management of commercial fishing rights in the hake deep-sea trawl fishery: 2005
01 April 2011 Guidelines and requirements on applying for a marine aquaculture right
01 March 2011 Environmental Affairs corporate identity and branding manual
01 December 2010 EMI corporate identity manual
17 September 2010 AfriMAB’s Network statutes providing rules for modalities related to implementation and functioning of AfriMAB’s network
06 September 2010 Policy principles and guidelines for control of development affecting natural forests
20 August 2010 Schedule 2: Guidelines and potential areas for marine ranching and stock enhancement of abalone haliotis midae in South Africa
20 August 2010 Schedule 1: General guidelines for marine ranching and stock enhancement in South Africa
08 July 2010 Section B, 2010 Sector specific permit conditions: marine aquaculture
06 July 2010 Best management practice guideline for aquaculture development and operation in the Western Cape
10 March 2010 National veld fire risk classification
04 December 2009 User friendly guide to Integrated Coastal Management Act
31 July 2009 Marine Living Resources Act: Policy on white shark cage diving: Amendments, (G 32458, GoN 804)
31 July 2009 Marine Living Resources Act: Policy on boat-based whale and dolphin watching: Amendment, (G 32458, GoN 805)
31 July 2009 Marine Living Resources Act: Policy for transfer of commercial fishing rights, (G 32449, GoN 789)
11 June 2009 Introduction to aquaculture in the Eastern Cape
01 April 2009 Guidelines for the development of Integrated Waste Management Plans (IWMPs)
16 March 2009 National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act: Guidelines: Determination of bioregions and preparation of and publication of bioregional plans, (G 32006, GoN 291)
21 November 2008 Volunteers' guide to greening large events: with a focus on 2010 FIFA World Cup
04 July 2008 Marine Living Resources Act: Policy on boat-based whale and dolphin watching, (G 31209, GoN 722)
04 July 2008 Marine Living Resources Act: Policy on white shark cage diving (WSCD), (G 31210, GoN 723)
26 June 2008 Best management practices for responsible aquaculture
02 June 2008 Approach to work on private land - Working for Water programme
26 May 2008 Charter council
26 May 2008 BBBEE charter undertakings: Streamline and expedite afforestation licensing procedures
25 April 2008 Forestry enterprise project scorecard
25 April 2008 Forestry enterprise support model
01 April 2008 Working for Water staff induction mannual
09 February 2008 African Biosphere Reserves Network - AfriMAB Charter
01 November 2007 Final draft: Forest transformation charter
07 September 2007 Marine Living Resources Act (18/1998): Policy for the development of a sustainable marine aquaculture sector in South Africa [G 30263 – GN 1109]
01 July 2007 Best management practices: a manual for Maryland aquaculture
01 May 2007 Working for Water project operation standards
29 September 2006 Participatory forest management guide 5: Fund raising for projects
30 March 2006 Work plan for developing forest sector transformation charter, Version 4
10 November 2005 Guidence notes: forestry statistics survey, 2004/2005
12 October 2005 National Forests Act, 1998 (Act No 84 of 1998) and National Veld and Forest Fire Act, 1998 (No.101 of 1998): Compliance and enforcement policy
30 September 2005 Fire protection association (FPA) registration and reporting business processes
30 September 2005 Fast-wood forestry: myths and realities
30 September 2005 Notes to assist with the correct completion of application forms with regard to protected trees.
30 September 2005 Criteria that the director-general (DG) may take into account in deciding whether to register a fire protection officer
30 September 2005 Guideline to assess form 2: application for registration of a fire protection association and application for the registration of its fire protection officer.
30 September 2005 Steps in registering a fire protection association (FPA) and its fire protection officer (FPO)
30 September 2005 Criteria that the minister may take into account in deciding whether or not to register a fire protection association.
30 September 2005 Guideline to assess form 1: application for registration of a fire protection association.
30 September 2005 Abbreviated guideline for assessing applications made in terms of form 1: application to register a fire protection association part 1
30 September 2005 Steps in registering a fire protection association (FPA) and its fire protection officer (FPO).
30 September 2005 Guideline for registering a fire protection association (FPA)
30 September 2005 Guideline: How an FPA applies for registration.
30 September 2005 Access to state forests for recreation, education, cultural or spiritual fulfillment: general rules and conditions
30 September 2005 Policy regarding access to state forests for outdoor recreation, education, culture or spiritual purposes
29 September 2005 3.27. Composition, powers and mandate and work programme for sub-sector working groups of the forest sector charter steering committee.
29 September 2005 Participatory forest management project template
29 September 2005 Participatory forest management guide 8: stakeholder participation
29 September 2005 Participatory forest management guide 7: Project monitoring and evaluation
29 September 2005 Participatory forest management guide 6: Sustainable resource use
29 September 2005 Participatory forest management guide 4: Financial management of projects
29 September 2005 Participatory forest management guide 3: Logical framework approach to project planning: preparing and documenting a project
29 September 2005 Participatory forest management guide 2: Formation of PFM forums and committees
29 September 2005 Participatory forest management guide 1: Legal options for community partnerships with DEFF
29 September 2005 Framework for the forest sector charter document
27 September 2005 Guidelines for clearing invasive alien plants
04 August 2005 Work plan for developing forest sector transformation charter, Version 2
01 March 2005 Framework for the National Forestry Action Programme
06 January 2005 Guide to the interpretation and implementation of the National Veld and Forest Fire Act No. 101 Of 1998. Version 3
04 August 2004 Policy and Strategic Framework for Participatory Forest Management
01 April 2004 Key issue paper for a policy on transfers of state owned industrial plantations
02 February 2004 Supply chain management a guide for accounting officers / authorities
05 January 2004 Weed control methods for community groups (introductory weed management mannual)
25 June 2003 Policy on exemptions from the duty to prepare and maintain firebreaks in terms of section 14 of the National Veld and Forest Fire Act: Draft 3
07 April 2003 Policy strategy to guide uniformity in procurement reform processes in government
01 April 2003 Classification system for South African indigenous forests
01 April 2003 Policy on the formation of umbrella fire protection associations
01 April 2002 Bonn guidelines on access to genetic resources and fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of their utilization
22 March 2002 Guiding principles for projects on biosphere reserves
04 March 2002 Summit pamphlet: Participatory Forest Management: Policy and practice in South Africa
11 February 2002 Draft policy on financial support to fire protection associations and to owners who prepare firebreaks on international boundaries
01 August 2001 Best management practices: a manual for Hawaiian aquaculture
29 April 1997 Guidelines for establishing man and the biosphere reserves (MAB) committees
11 December 1996 Guide 02: Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) - International technical guidelines on aquaculture certification