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24 June 2022 - NW2265

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Bryant, Mr D W to ask the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment

(1) Whether, following the meeting of the Portfolio Committee on Forestry and Fisheries and the Environment held on 19 April 2022, minimum norms and standards for welfare are only being developed for the five species in the report of the High-Level Panel that was appointed to review policies, regulatory measures, practices and policy positions that are related to hunting , trade, captive keeping, management and handling of elephant, lion, leopard and rihinoceros; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what norms and standards will apply for other animals; (2) by what date is it envisaged the norms and standards will be published for public participation; (3) (a) by what date is it envisaged the establishment of the Welfare Forum will be completed and (b) what is the role of the Welfare Forum, given that it is separate from the Wildlife Forum?

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24 June 2022 - NW2264

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Bryant, Mr D W to ask the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment

(1) Given that concerns have been raised regarding the potential negative impact of increased numbers of elephant on forested areas and indigenous raptors populations in Kruger National Park (KNP), what is the current estimated elephant population of the KNP; (2) Whether any scientific evidence has emerged from clearly identifiable negative impacts on forested areas and populations of high nesting bird species as a result of increased elephant populations in the KNP; if not, what is the population in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) whether the KNP still considers carrying capacities for animal species; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what would the capacity be for elephant?

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24 June 2022 - NW2266

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Bryant, Mr D W to ask the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment

(1)Following the meeting of the Portfolio Committee on Environment, Forestry and Fisheries held on 19 April 2022, by what date is it envisaged that the amended wellbeing clause in the National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act, Act 10 of 2004, will come into effect; (2) whether she will furnish Mr D W Bryant with a copy of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) referred to between her department and the Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD); if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) what (a)(i) total number of meeting have been held with the DALRRD in terms of the MOU and (ii) were the dates of such meetings and (b) discussions have been held with the DALRRRD regarding (i) the role of the National Council of Societies for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and (ii) standard operating procedures?

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17 June 2022 - NW2207

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Paulsen, Mr N M to ask the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment

(1) What extent of land (a) in total is currently under the protected area network in the Republic and (b)(i) is state-owned and (ii) is under private protected areas; (2) what is the extent of the protected area network that has been secured via stewardship agreements?

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17 June 2022 - NW2167

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Bryant, Mr D W to ask the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment

(1) Whether tender E1590 that deals with the Working of Fire Programme was cancelled on 4 May 2022; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the reasons for the specified cancellation; (2) what total number of persons were employed by tender E1590?

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17 June 2022 - NW2169

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Bryant, Mr D W to ask the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment

Where will the animals be sourced from to supply the 12 abattoirs that have been opened as referred to by the SA National Parks?

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17 June 2022 - NW2168

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Bryant, Mr D W to ask the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment

(1) Given that the Table Mountain National Park (TMNO) falls under the jurisdiction of SA Nation Parks (SANParks) and is home to many wild animals, which can lead to conflict between humans and animal, what steps has the SANParks taken to manage dangerous animal species within the boundaries of the TMNP; (2) Whether SANParks has a Standard Operating Procedure and/or policy on fence line maintenance, including fire breaks; if not, why not, in each case; if so, does SANParks install fencing infrastructure in strategic areas where there is a potential conflict between humans and animals?

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09 June 2022 - NW2095

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Weber, Ms AMM to ask the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment

Whether, with respect to the hunting offtakes in the Associated Private Nature Reserves (APNR) in the 2021-22 financial year and acknowledging that the Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency and Limpopo Economic Development, Environment and Tourism are responsible for the approvals, she will furnish Ms A M M Weber with the (a) details of the offtakes recommended, commented on an/or supported by SA National Parks (SANParks) and /or Kruger National Park (KNP) within the APNR reserves of Timbavati, Klaserie, Umbabat and Balule in terms of annexure B of the Great Limpopo Trans-Frontier Conservation Area (GLTFCA) and the Great Kruger Hunting Protocol for the 2021 and 2022 hunting seasons or calendar years, (b) details of all SANParks/KNP’s oversight and evaluation criteria and resultant comments made in recommending, supporting and/or commenting on the offtakes, (c) Post Offtakes report for the specified years’ hunting seasons or calendar years, which are required in terms of The Great Kruger Hunting Protocol for Reserves where hunting takes place and the effective date on which this was implemented; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, on what dates?

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09 June 2022 - NW2096

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Weber, Ms AMM to ask the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment

(1) Whether, with regard to the pollution of disposable diapers in the rivers of the Republic, nappies are classified as (a) hazardours waste or (b) general waste; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) What (a) happened to the EDANA Stewardship Programme for Absorbent Hygiene Product,(b) are the reasons absorbent hygienic product are considered non-hazardous and (c) happened to the incinerators at(i) schools and (ii) public facilities; (3) Given that disposable nappies are dangerous to the environment as they cannot dispose by themselves, what (a) plans has her department put in place to address the fact that rivers in the Republic have become the waste sight for disposable nappies and (b) processes does her department have in place to ensure diseases do not increase through the pollution of the waste in the rivers of the Republic?

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09 June 2022 - NW2114

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Van Dyk, Ms V to ask the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment

(1) Whether she has been informed that in spite of a certain company (name furnished) being issued with a directive from her department to desist from building cofferdams without a dumping permit in terms off the National Environmental Management: Integrated Coastal Management Act, Act 24 of 2008, the specified company continues to do so in spite of the terms and/or provisions of section 79(1)(d) of the specified Act that a person is guilty of a category one offence if that person dumps any waste at sea without a dumping permit; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) what steps does her department intend take against the specified company that has been guilty of the specified offence continually since 2014,but now continues to commit the offence even after being issued with an official environmental directive from her department in order to stop the illegal activity?

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03 June 2022 - NW1975

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Bryant, Mr D W to ask the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment

(1) Whether, in view of the success of the seal rehabilitation programme in the Dassen area along the West Coast that has led to an increase in the seal population which appears to have impacted fish stocks in the area, while recent high numbers of deaths of seals in the area have been attributed to low fish stocks leaving fisherfolk worried that their livelihoods may be at risk, any recent studies have been carried out by her department on th growth in the seal population in this area and its potential impact on fish stocks; if not, why not; if so, what were the results; (2) what impact has she found does natural predation have on the seal population in the area; (3) what is the current estimated population of seals in the Dassen Island area?

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03 June 2022 - NW1998

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Luthuli, Mr BN to ask the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment

Whether, in light of the oiling up of plastic which ends up in landfills and oceans and adversely affects the environment, her department plays any role in assisting the informal sector, including but not limited to waste-reclaimers and waste-preneurs who are sad to contribute up to 70% of recycling in the Republic; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

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03 June 2022 - NW1977

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Bryant, Mr D W to ask the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment

(1) Whether all the rhino horn stockpiles that are being kept at SA National Parks’ rhino stockpiles at a number of unidentified locations across the Republic have been profiled for DNA; if not, what percentage of the stockpiles have been (a) profiled and (b) entered into the Rhino DNA Index System database; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) whether any theft from the stockpiles have been reported in the past two years; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

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03 June 2022 - NW1976

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Bryant, Mr D W to ask the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment

(1) Whether, with reference to the concerns that have again been raised regarding the health and welfare of Charlie, the elephant at the Pretoria Zoo, with civil society offering to rewild the current living conditions for Charlie are of a suitable standard; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) Whether she will consider negotiating with the zoo and civil society to help rewild the elephant if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (3) What total number of elephants are currently residing in zoos in the Republic

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03 June 2022 - NW1946

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Weber, Ms AMM to ask the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment

With regard to Decision 14.69 of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora which requires that facilities restrict their populations to the extent that they only support the conservation of wild tigers, what (a) proof does her department requires from the facilities in order to establish their contribution to conservation, (b0 total number of the facilities have been audited in terms of the requirement and (c) were the results thereof?

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27 May 2022 - NW1893

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Phillips, Ms C to ask the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment

(1) Whether all animal-related research and/or management projects within SA National Parks are subject to a review by an animal ethics review committee and/or any relevant committee; if not, why not; if so, (a) what is the composition of the committee in terms of (i) size, (ii) member affiliations and (iii) qualifications and (b) how often do the meetings of the specified committee take place; (2) what are the details of all animal-related research and/or animal management related projects approved in (a) 2017, (b) 2018, (c) 2019, (d) 2020 and (e) 2021?

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27 May 2022 - NW1895

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Phillips, Ms C to ask the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment

(1) Whether, in light of the fact that resources gradients through the closure of certain waterholes form an integral component of the Kruger National Park’s (KNP) management plan to protect and preserve biodiversity, and considering that the KNP shares open borders with the Associated Private Nature Reserves to create the Greater KNP, the management of resources gradients is included in any contractual agreement between the KNP and the neighbouring private reserves; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; (2) whether there is a committee and/or any structure composed of the SA National Parks and its neighbouring protected areas within the Greater KNP where the management of resource gradients through the closure of waterholes are discussed; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the further, relevant details

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27 May 2022 - NW1867

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Weber, Ms AMM to ask the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment:

With reference to section 2(b) of the National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act (NEMBA), Act 10 of 2004, that one of the objectives of NEMBA is to give effect to ratified international agreements relating to biodiversity which are binding on the Republic, and noting that it is the responsibility of her department to ensure compliance with NEMBA, with specific reference to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna Resolution 12.1 (details furnished) that required the registration of all commercial breeding facilities for Appendix 1 species, what number of (a) tiger-breeding facilities (i) has her department been informed of and (ii) is registered with her department and (b) tiger are held at each facility that is (i) registered and (ii) mot registered with her department

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27 May 2022 - NW1868

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Weber, Ms AMM to ask the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment:

With reference to the requirement to register breeding facilities, and noting the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna Resolution 12.5 (details furnished) that urge parties to ensure adequate management practices and controls to ensure tiger parts and derivatives do not enter the illegal trade, what (a) specified controls has her department implemented to ensure compliance with the resolution, (b) number of facilities have been audited in terms of the control and (c) were the results thereof?

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27 May 2022 - NW1894

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Phillips, Ms C to ask the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment:

Whether, in light of the fact that during November 2020, a survey was conducted by Lizette Moolman of SA National Parks to understand stakeholder expectations for a persistent elephant population in the Knysna forest and to collaboratively determined the desired management approach, (a) the results of the survey have been analysed and (b) a conclusion has been reached; if not, by what date is it envisaged that the analysis will be completed; if so, what are the further, relevant details?

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13 May 2022 - NW1538

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Paulsen, Mr N M to ask the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and Environment:

Which programmes have been put in place by her department to ensure that the general public moves away from single-use plastic?

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13 May 2022 - NW1516

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Singh, Mr N to ask the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment

(1) Given that post-use technology product are currently reported as being the fastest accumulation of waste products in the world, what are the full, relevant details of current intervention in place to recycle electronic waste, as well as interventions currently being discussed, to thereby also created a circular economy; (2) whether her department has collaborated with any other department to promote and/or facilitate e-waste recycling; if not, why not, if so what are the full, relevant details of her department’s collaboration with other department

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13 May 2022 - NW1577

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Paulsen, Mr N M to ask the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and Environment:

Whether (a) her department and/or (b) entities reporting to her concluded any commercial contracts with (i) the government of the Russian Federation and/or (ii) any other entity based in the Russian Federation Since 1 April 2017; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, for each commercial contract, what are the (aa) relevant details, (bb) values, (cc) time frames, (dd) goods contracted and (ee) reasons that the goods could not be contracted in the Republic?

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13 May 2022 - NW1537

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Paulsen, Mr N M to ask the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and Environment:

What system is in place, by which reports of the SA Weather Service which monitors possible severe weather conditions, are relayed to her department and taken to Cabinet to inform it to be on high alrt and act accordingly?

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13 May 2022 - NW1615

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Phillips, Ms C to ask the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment:

with reference to her department’s press release of 25 February 2022, (a) how was the figure of 418 000 per persons employed by the biodiversity economy in 2019 arrived at and (b) what (i) is the breakdown of the figure in terms of the relevant economic categories and (ii) number of the persons were employed directly in the hunting sector?

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13 May 2022 - NW1614

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Phillips, Ms C to ask the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment

(1) With reference to her department’s press release of 25 February 2022, (a) what is meant by the term species fees and (b) who receives the species fees (2) what is the breakdown of the income generated from species fees totaling approximately R1,1 billion, broken down by (a) species and (b) recipients of such fees?

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10 May 2022 - NW1446

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Phillips, Ms C to ask the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and Environment

(1) Whether, with reference to the press release of her department on 25 February 2022, wherein it was stated that income generated by trophy hunting is especially critical for marginalised and impoverished rural communities, whereas it is given that almost all hunting in the Republic takes place on private land and on poorly managed provincial reserves, her department has studied the benefits of hunting to rural communities; if not, (a) why not and (b) what evidence does her department have to support the assertion that income generated by trophy hunting is especially critical for marginalised and impoverished rural communities; if so, what are the relevant details of such studies; (2) what are the details of benefits that were received from trophy hunting by marginalised and impoverished rural communities in (a) 2018, (b) 2019 and (c) 2020?

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06 May 2022 - NW1447

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Phillips, Ms C to ask the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and Environment

With regard to press release of her department on 25 February 2022, wherein it was stated that income generated by trophy hunting is especially critical for marginalised and impoverished rural communities, whereas it is given that almost all hunting in the Republic takes place on private land and/or poorly managed provincial reserves, (a) how does regulated and sustained hunting incentivise communities to conserve valuable wildlife species when hunting rarely takes place on communal land and (b) what are the details of a supporting reference and/or studies for the figure of R1,4 billion which the press release claims the hunting sector conservatively contributed to the economy in 2019?

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06 May 2022 - NW1445

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Phillips, Ms C to ask the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and Environment

Noting that the export quota for 2022 has been set at 150 elephants and that, according to the press statement of her department of 25 February 2020, only a very small portion of the overall elephant population is hunted in a year, what (a) are the reason that a hunting quota of 150 elephants has been set, (b) number of elephants were hunted nationally in the (i) 2018, (ii) 2019 and (iii) 2020 calendar years and (c) number of elephants were destroyed nationally as Damage Causing Animals in each of the specified years?

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06 May 2022 - NW1459

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and Environment

What (a) total number of parties (i) attended and (ii) participated at the SA National Parks Tourism Conference held on 31 March 2022, (b) are the names and relevant details of the participants in each instance, (c) was the objective of the conference and (d) was achieved at the conference?

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14 April 2022 - NW1307

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Phillips, Ms C to ask the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and Environment

1. Noting the estimated elephant population at the end of 2020 was 31 000 elephants, (a) what is the estimated elephant population at the end of 2021 and (b) how was this estimate arrived at; 2. Noting that the SA National Parks uses sample and/or block counting methods to estimate elephant population size, (a) on what date the last such count conducted to estimate the number of elephants in the Kruger National Park and (b) what are the details of the sample and/or block counting methods used; 3. Whether the sample and/or block counting methods are (a) in accordance with the methods used by neighbouring countries with large elephant populations such as Botswana, Namibia and Zimbabwe and (b) accepted by the International Union for Conservation of Nature African Elephant Specialist Group; if not, why not, in each case; if so, what are the relevant details in each case?

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14 April 2022 - NW1204

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De Freitas, Mr MS to ask the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and Environment

With reference to the Millwood Mine Walk in the Garden Route, what (a) steps has her department taken to open the specified route to the public and (b) are the timelines, time frames and deadlines in this regard; What total amount has (a) her department budgeted for the process (i) in the past three financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2021 and (b) been spent (i) in the past three financial years and (ii) since 1 April 2021?

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14 April 2022 - NW1306

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Phillips, Ms C to ask the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and Environment

What are the details of all research and/or management programmes related to the elephant that are conducted by the SA National Parks (a) currently in progress and (b) planned and/or proposed for (i) 2022, (ii) 2023 and (iii) 2024 in thee (aa) Kruger National Park and (bb) Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park and Conservation Area?

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14 April 2022 - NW1335

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Bryant, Mr D W to ask the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and Environment

Whether she will advise on her department’s strategies to scale-up investments in the environment by partnering with the private sector to provide for nature-based solutions, which could mitigate against the current trend of negative environmental and ecological impacts of socio-economic development, thereby ensuring a nature-positive outcome for future generations; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

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14 April 2022 - NW1310

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Bryant, Mr D W to ask the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and Environment

1. Whether, in view of the alleged high levels of vanadium in the dams surrounding Sasol West and the allegations that the Benfield West Chemical Sewer valves have not been functioning correctly, her department took any steps, on its own and/or in collaboration with the Department of Water and Sanitation, to ensure that the damaged Benfield West Chemical Sewer valves are replace and/or repaired after this was reported to the SA Human Rights Commission; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; 2. Whether the API dams at Sasol West have been tested for vanadium recently; if not, why not; if so, (a) on what date and (b) what were the results; 3. Whether she has taken any further steps to investigate and hold Sasol to account for leakage of vanadium; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details?

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14 April 2022 - NW1308

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Phillips, Ms C to ask the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and Environment

1. What is meant by reactive short-to medium-term culling in the current Kruger National Park Elephant Management Plan; 2. Whether such culling and/or lethal management was implemented during the currency of the Ministerial Plan for Reactive Short-to Medium-term Culling; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, will she furnish Mrs C Phillips with a copy of the specified Ministerial plan; 3. Whether culling and/or lethal management in terms of the Ministerial plan is planned for the future ;if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details?

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08 April 2022 - NW1126

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Weber, Ms AMM to ask the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment

(1) Whether she will furnish Ms A M M Weber with the rehabilitation and/or restoration plan for the Wilge and Olifants Rivers in eMalahleni where the river ecology has been destroyed and 23 indigenous fish species have died during the ordeal; if not, why not, if so, on what date; (2) what is the (a) actual distance of destruction of the ecology and (b) distance of the ecological damage from Kromdraai and Saalboomplaat which are the points where the incident commences to the two rivers; (3) what is the timeline for the reintroduction and restoration of the algae to the specified rivers as the algae is one of the most precious elements in biodiversity in the rivers that fish lived on for their survival; (4) what other effects, besides the 23 fish species that died, has she found did the incident have on the rest of the biodiversity of the rivers such as plants, trees and animals?

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08 April 2022 - NW1112

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Bryant, Mr D W to ask the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment

In light of the hunting and export quota of 10 leopards for 2022 that was set on 25 February 2022, what number Damage Causing Animal permits for the lethal management of leopards were issued in (a) 2017, (b) 2018, (c) 2019, (d) 2020 and (e) 2021; Whether it can be reliably established that hunted leopards are seven years old or older when leopards are normally hunted at night; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the relevant details; (a) what are the reasons and (b) on what basis has a 2022 leopard hunting quota been set when there is a consensus in the established Leopard Advisory Forum of her department that there is a lack of general and robust data in relation to leopard population in SA; (a) what are the reasons and (b) on what basis has a 2022 leopard hunting quota been set when the Leopard Advisory Forum has made no recommendations yet?

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08 April 2022 - NW1113

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Bryant, Mr D W to ask the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment

What are the relevant details of how the concerns that were raised in the 2017 Leopard Non-Detriment Findings of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (details furnished) have been addressed in the setting of the 2022 leopard hunting quota?

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08 April 2022 - NW1119

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Phillips, Ms C to ask the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment

(1) whether, with reference to her question 99 on 25 February 2022, the chemicals listed on the NS Qingdao vessel were loaded for export purpose; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, which country were the chemicals destined for; (2) whether the specified chemicals were imported into the Republic; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, from which country were they imported; (3) whether the NS Qingdao vessel was en route to a third country; if no, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) what was the port of origin of the chemicals and (b) where were the chemicals destined to be offloaded

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08 April 2022 - NW1127

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Weber, Ms AMM to ask the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment

Whether her department has a classification of the magnitude of fish kill; if not, why not, if so, will she furnish Ms A M M Weber with the classification; Whether her department has instructions in place regarding the correct procedures that must be followed when a massive fish kill happens; if not, why not, if so, will she furnish Ms A M M Weber with the documents detailing the procedures; What department is actually responsible for the rehabilitation and/or restoration of the river ecology ?

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05 April 2022 - NW770

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Paulsen, Mr N M to ask the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment

(a) To whom is her department currently leasing the Zingcuka Forest between Keiskammahoek and Hogsback (b) what is the (i)(aa) duration and (bb) financial implication of the specified lease agreement and (ii) nature of community involvement in the management of the forest?

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04 April 2022 - NW1044

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Ceza, Mr K to ask the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment

How is her department using the allocation of fishing rights to ensure that there is transformation in the industry and (b) to what extent has this worked to date?

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04 April 2022 - NW949

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Weber, Ms AMM to ask the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment:

(1) what (a) has she found happened to the 3 000 tonnes of fish that died and (b) processes will be followed by her department to ensure that the specified ecological area is rehabilitated; (2) whether any other dams and/or ecological areas were affected by the effluent of acid water; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, how will rivers be cleaned from the acid drained water; (3) how does her department intend to replace the 23 indigenous fish species that died during the incident ?

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04 April 2022 - NW993

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Bryant, Mr D W to ask the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment

Whether, in light of the hunting and export quota of 10 leopards for 2022 that was set on 25 February 2022,then norms and standards for the management and monitoring of leopard hunting that were recommended in the 2017 Non-Detrimental Findings (NDF) of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wildlife have been (a) prepared and (b) implemented; if not, how could a leopard quota be set in the absence thereof; if so, will she furnish Mr D W Bryant with a copy of the norms and standards; Whether extension of the systematic camera trap survey to all provinces where leopards occur that was recommended by the 2017 NDF has been implemented; if not, how could a leopard quota be set in the absence thereof; if so, what are the relevant details?

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04 April 2022 - NW994

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Bryant, Mr D W to ask the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment

In light of the hunting and export quota of 10 leopards for 2022 that was set on 25 February 2022, how is it established that any of the revenue from leopard hunting goes to rural communities; Whether, in setting the quota, it is a requirement of her department that some of the revenue from hunting goes to rural communities; if not; why not, if so, what percentage goes to the specified communities?

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04 April 2022 - NW1006

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Brink, Mr C to ask the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment

Whether her department intends to take any action to support and/or compel, if necessary, the Gauteng provincial government to seek the resettlement of informal waste sorters currently operating at the corner of old Johannesburg Road and Wierda Road in Centurion on the banks of Hennops River, who are also polluting this water resource (details furnished); if not, why not; if so, (a) what action will be taken and (b) on what date?

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04 April 2022 - NW992

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Bryant, Mr D W to ask the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment

In light of the hunting and export quota of 10 leopards for 2022 that was st on 25 February 2022,what are the details of the robust date generated by a sophisticated leopard monitoring programme, including but not limited to, the (a) scientific methodology used, (b) period for with the programme has been in operation, (c) number of localities surveyed, (d) nature and number of records submitted and (e) estimated number of leoapards in each locality; (a) how has it been established that the individual population was (i) stable and/or (ii) increasing and (b) what is the estimated total number of leopard in the Republic; What are the reason that a leopard hunting quota has been set when the existing Non-Detriment Findings of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wildlife are outdated?

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04 April 2022 - NW1008

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Brink, Mr C to ask the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment:

With reference to the environment report by the City of Tswane about informal recycling activities being undertaken on land belonging to the national Government on the banks of the Hennops River in Clubview, Centurion(details furnished), what measures, will her department take to ensure that environment regulations are enforced in this matter

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19 March 2022 - NW715

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Singh, Mr N to ask the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment

Given that there are approximately eight million tones of plastic waste in our oceans, and given that such waste knows no borders, what are the details of the Republic’s position regarding calls for the establishment and participation in an international and legally binding treaty mandating targets to reduce plastic pollution?

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