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Minister Edna Molewa to launch the 2013/14 National Environment Compliance and Enforcement Report and the UNEP-GEF Rhino Project

03 October 2014

 

The Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs, Mrs Edna Molewa, will launch the 2013/14 National Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Report (NECER) in Pretoria on Wednesday 8 October 2014.

The Minister will also launch the UNEP-GEF Rhino Project initiated earlier this year.

The objective of the NECER is to provide a national overview of environmental compliance and enforcement activities undertaken by relevant institutions across the country during the period 01 April 2013 - 31 March 2014.

The report includes the work of the Environmental Management Inspectorate (EMI), commonly known as the Green Scorpions. The Green Scorpions comprises a network of environmental compliance and enforcement officials from national, provincial and municipal government.  The EMIs are tasked with ensuring the implementation of, and adherence to specific pieces of national environmental legislation.

During the media briefing the Minister will provide details on the findings of the report and provide more information on the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)-Global Environment Facility (GEF) Rhino Project aimed at strengthening the law enforcement capabilities to combat wildlife crime with a specific focus on rhino.

The details of the briefing are as follows:

Date:     8 October 2014

Venue:  GCIS Media Briefing Room

             Tshedimosetso House

             1035 Frances Baard Street (corner Festival Street)

Time:    10:00

There will be a video link to the Imbizo Media Centre, 120 Plein Street, Cape Town. The Minister will be in Pretoria.

To RSVP contact:

Simangele Mabusel
Tel: 012 399 9987
Cell: 078 865 3360
Email: smabusela@environment.gov.za

OR

Sivuyile Ngaba
Tel: 021 441 2788
Cell:  083 958 4663
E-mail:sngaba@environment.gov.za

OR

Eleanor Momberg
Tel: 012 399 9948
Cell: 083 400 5841
Email: emomberg@environment.gov.za

For media inquiries contact:

Albi Modise
Cell: 083 490 2871