Movement of Citrus Plant Material

In terms of Agricultural Pests Act, 1983 (Act No. 36 of 1983), movement of citrus and/or related plant propagation material is prohibited from one area to another within the Republic of South Africa, unless the movement is authorised by means of a permit, or the material is certified as pest free. Please refer to the map below for more detail.

Citrus Plant Movement – MAP

 

Legal amendments to the Agricultural Pests Act, 1983 (Act No 36 of 1983) on the movement of citrus can be viewed below:

Citrus Plant Amendments – Agric Pests Act

 

For more information click here to link to the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries website.

 

Information on the proposed tariffs for raw water charges for 2017 – 2018


Revision of General authorisation for the taking and storing of water – Water Act 36 of 1998

Download the revised water act 36 of 1998.


Acacia Species Name Change

Download the list of the latest Acacia species name changes.


Movement of Citrus Plant Material (August 2014)

In terms of Agricultural Pests Act, 1983 (Act No. 36 of 1983), movement of citrus and/or related plant propagation material is prohibited from one area to another within the Republic of South Africa, unless the movement is authorised by means of a permit, or the material is certified as pest free. Please refer to the map below for more detail.

Citrus Plani Material


Notice 1/2014: Draft Alien and Invasive Species Legislation – for Member comment

Draft Alien and Invasive Species Legislation Document (PDF)


SAPA NEWS 30

SAPIA News No. 30 puts the spotlight on invasive cacti and fountain grass in the Karoo; provides an update of the NEMBA regulations; and gives a summary of contents of 30 editions of SAPIA News. Download here.


Notice 05/2013

Carbon Tax Policy Paper
Draft Agenda


Notice 04/2013

National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act (10/2004) with information on:
– Alien Invasive Species Regulations
– Publication of national list of invasive species
– Publication of Prohibited Alien Species
– Publication of Exempted Alien Species

Draft Conservation of Agricultural Resources Amendment Bill – for comment

Notice 03/2013

Draft Conservation of Agricultural Resources Amendment Bill – for comment


Notice No: 01/13

Water Research Commission: Guidance for Sustainable on-farm and on-scheme Irrigation water measurement


Notice no: 02/13

Development and applications of rainfall forecasts for Agriculturally-related decision making in selected catchments of South Africa


CALL FOR REQUESTS: DECLARATION OF NEW KINDS OF PLANTS IN TERMS OF THE PLANT BREEDERS’ RIGHTS ACT, 1976

Please call for requests to have new kinds of plants declared in terms of the Plant Breeders’ Rights Act, 1976 and relevant documentation, below.

All breeders of new plant varieties or their agents are invited to submit their requests; such requests should specify the scientific name (genus and species) of the plant to be declared as well as the motivation for the declaration thereof.

Requests should be forwarded not later than 28 September 2012 to:

The Registrar: Plant Breeders’ Rights

Private Bag X967

Pretoria 0001

or

Fax No: 012 319 6385

Email: NoluthandoN@daff.gov.za

Enquiries can be directed to: Noluthando Netnou Nkoana, Tel: 012 319 6183

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Call for Comments on the Draft National Water Resource Management Strategy

The NWRS – 2 has been published by the Department of Water Affairs and presents a summary of the second edition of the National Water Resources Strategy (NWRS-2), as required under the National Water Act (Act 36 of 1998). The first edition of the (NWRS-1) was published in 2004 and set out the ‘blueprint’ for water resources management in the country for the first time.

This NWRS-2 sets out the strategic direction for water resources management in the country over the next 20 years, with a particular focus on priorities and objectives for the period 2013 – 2017. It provides the framework for the protection, use, development, conservation, management and control of water resources for South Africa, as well as the framework within which water must be managed at catchment level, in defined water management areas. It is binding on all authorities and institutions exercising powers or performing duties under the National Water Act (Act 36 of 1998). BUSA would like to develop our position and provide feedback to the Department by 30 September.

EP036 – Call for comment

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Summary – NWRS

Summary – NWRS 2


(Click links below to download)

Trading in Cycads Government Gazette no 35343 & 35344 dated 14/5/2012

* 35343

* 35344


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* Reciepts of applications for plant breeder’s rights

* Call for Reqursts: declaration of new kinds of plants in terms of the Plant Breeders’ Rights, 1976

* Customs and excise Act, 1964: Amendment of rules (DAR/100)

* Amendment to the Competition Commission’s Corporate Leniency Policy


Draft Plant Health Policy

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Regulations Regarding Inspections & Appeals

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PBF Tarrifs – Effective 1 April 2012

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Minimum Wages – Farm Workers 2012/2013

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Movement of Citrus Plant Material

In terms of Agricultural Pests Act, 1983 (Act No. 36 of 1983), movement of citrus and/or related plant propagation material is prohibited from one area to another within the Republic of South Africa, unless the movement is authorised by means of a permit, or the material is certified as pest free. Please refer to the map below for more detail.

Movement of Citrus Plant Material


Plant Breeder’s Rights

Please Click Here to view Government Notice 34510, Dated 12 August 2011