National Forests Amendment Bill [B11-2016]Call for comments opened 17 July 2017 Share this page:
Submissions are now closed (since 04 August 2017)
The Portfolio Committee on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries invites you to submit written submissions on the National Forests Amendment Bill [B11-2016].
The Bill seeks to amend the National Forests Act, 1998 (Act No. 84 of 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 matters connected therewith.
Public Hearings on the Bill will be held on Tuesday, 15 and Wednesday, 16 August 2017.
Comments can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than Friday, 04 August 2017.
Persons interested in making oral submissions should indicate this
Enquiries can be sent to email@example.com or fax: 086 694 3529, telephone: (021) 403 3765 or 083 709 8391