Have Your Say: National Forest Amendment Bill [B 11b - 2016] (S76)
The Select Committee on Land Reform, Environment, Mineral Resources and Energy 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 Reform, Environment, Mineral Resources and Energy, 3rd floor, W/S 3/98, 90 Plein Street, Cape Town, 8001, or e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to 086 543 3124.
The closing date for submissions is Friday, 24 January 2020.
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 Ms TC Modise, MP, Chairperson of the Select Committee on Land Reform, Environment, Mineral Resources and Energy