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Have Your Say: Invitation for Public Submissions National Forest Amendment Bill [B 11b - 2016] (S76)

The Select Committee on Land and Mineral Resources invites interested people and stakeholders to submit written comments on the National Forest Amendment Bill [B 11B - 2016] (s76).

The Bill seeks to amend the National Forests Act, 1998, so as to provide for clear definitions of natural forests and woodlands; to provide for public trusteeship of the nation’s forestry resources; to increase the promotion and enforcement of sustainable forest management; to increase the measures provided for in the Act to control and remedy deforestation; to provide for appeals against decisions taken under delegated powers and duties; to reinforce offences and penalties; and to provide for matter connected therewith.  

Enquiries, as well as written submissions, can be directed to Mr Asgar A Bawa, Select Committee on Land and Mineral Resources, 3rd floor, W/S 3/98, 90 Plein Street, Cape Town, 8001, or e-mailed to abawa@parliament.gov.za or faxed to 086 543 3124.

The closing date for submissions is Thursday, 28 February 2019.

Copies of the Bill can be obtained from Mr A A Bawa on tel: 021-403 3762, cell 083 709 8530 or at www.parliament.gov.za.

Issued by Mr OJ Sefako, MP, Chairperson of the Select Committee on Land and Mineral Resources