National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act

NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT: BIODIVERSITY ACT, 2004
(ACT 10 OF 2004):
THREATENED OR PROTECTED SPECIES REGULATIONS

 

Regulations to empower the enforcement of the National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act, 2004 (Act No. 10 of 2004) in relation to threatened or protected species has been passed by parliament and will now come into force on the 1st of February 2008.
In order to give people time to study the regulations and become au fait with the requirements, the Minister of Environmental Affiars and Tourism, has postponed the implementation of the regulations on Threatened or Protected Species (ToPS) from the 1st of June 2007 to 1st of February 2008. This will give the Issuing Authorities and the public alike, time to get prepared for its implementation.
These THREATENED OR PROTECTED SPECIES REGULATIONS (TOPS) will have a direct bearing on the permits issued by Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife for the non-consumptive and consumptive use of KwaZulu-Natal`s natural resources.
We urge all concerned to assess what permits they require and start applying early (about October) for their respective permits via their local District Conservation Officer (DCO).
If you have any concerns in this regard or if you cannot contact your local District Conservation Officer please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone Sharron, Kashnee, Kirsten or Noleen on the phone numbers 033 8451324; 8451968 or 8451969 .

 

To familarise yourself with these new regulations click here for a downloadable PDF file. (This document contains all the recent amendments to the regulations)

 

To view the list of affected flora and fauna click here for a downloadable PDF file.

 

The Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism has made certain ammendments to both the regulations and the affected flora and fauna list. To view these ammendments click here for a downloadable PDF file.

 

Threatened or Protected Species (TOPS) Second Amendment Regulations 2009. Click here for the Government Gazette in PDF format.

 

THE NATIONAL ENVIROMENTAL MANAGEMENT BIODIVERSITY ACT

 

APPLICATION FOR PERMIT/S AUTHORISING RESTRICTED ACTIVITY INVOLVING SPECIES LISTED UNDER THE TOPS REGULATIONS (PDF File)

 

COMPULSORY REGISTRATION APPLICATION FOR CAPTIVE BREEDING AND COMMERCIAL EXHIBITION (PDF File)

 

APPLICATION TO REGISTER A GAME FARM (PDF File)

 

 

 

EZEMVELO KZN WILDLIFE

 

District Conservation Officers Contact Details.

 

 

 

DISTRICT

NAME

LANDLINE

CELLPHONE

FAX

Dukuza         (Stanger/Zinkwazi/Mandini)

Trueman Buthelezi

 

032 486 1574

083 340 4872

 032 486 1574

 

Dundee          

Lynne Ruddle

034 212 4148

082 920 0213

034 212 4148

Durban -         CITES Species 

                        Muti Users & Wildflower licence

-             Other

-             Other

Mike Tyldesley

Nellie Mhlakoane

Bongani Zondi

Elphas Ngobese

031 274 1150

031 274 1150

031 274 1150

031 274 1150

082 559 2850

097 946 3951

073 756 1167

084 711 1430

031 274 1174

031 274 1174

031 274 1174

031 274 1174

East Griqualand (Kokstad/Franklin)

Pat Lowry

039 727 3844

082 379 7775

039 727 3844

Eshowe/Mtunzini        

Edward Khanyile

035 473 0700

082 415 4686

035 473 0709

Estcourt      (Weenen)

Waldo Bekker

036 353 2736

082 412 1101

086 505 9805

Greytown  (Kranskop/Rietvlei/Part of Mooiriver)

Wilfred Mhlongo

033 413 3172

082 723 0259 

 

033 413 3172

Ixopo    (Richmond/Eston)

Brent Coverdale

033 212 4580

082 560 9769

033 212 4580

Jozini       (Jozini)

Johannes Ntsele

035 572 1560

082 5588 909

035 572 1486

Ladysmith  (Winterton/Bergville/Colenso)

Bongani Maseko

036 488 1254

072 123 1957

036 488 1254

LionsRiver    (Howick/Boston/Impendle/Nottingham Road/Hilton)

George Zaloumis

033 330 7097

082 430 5290

033 330 7097

Mkuze           (Mkuze)

Hannes De Bruyn

035 573 1947

079 262 0441

035 573 1963

Newcastle     

Miranda Skakhane

034 318 1112

083 329 2321

034 318 1112

Nkandla      (Nkandla/Ntonjaneni)

Clement Ngcobo

035 873 0700

079 539 2083

035 473 0709

Nyalazi  (Hluhluwe/Dukuduku/St Lucia)

Jabulani Mtshali

035 590 1676

082 559 2857

 

Ongoye (Empangeni/Mthambanana/Heatonville/

Kwambonambi)

Lucky Zulu 

035 870 4255

082 945 4255

035 473 4553

Oribi Gorge  (Port Shepstone/Isingolweni)

Alfred Gcabashe

039 679 1738

084 585 9494

039 679 1738

Paulpietersburg (Utrecht/Piet etief/Pongola)

Frik Lemmer

034 9950268

082 318 3433

034 995 0268

Pietermaritzburg   (Umlaas Road/Wartberg)

Benfred Dlamini

033 343 3184

074 892 9436

033 343 3184

Polela (Bulwer/Underberg South)

Mbuyiselo Gxashi

033 701 1058

082 090 8875

 

Scottburgh        (Umzinto)

Zeph Dindikazi

039 974 2222

073 911 8200

 

039 974 2222

Ulundi   (Nongoma/Babanango)

Jabulani Biyela

035 870 0703

082 708 8860

035 870 0703

Umhlatuze     (RichardsBay)

Roy Jones

035 792 0034

082 559 2852

035 753 2212

Umtamvuna     (Port Edward inland)

Rob Wolter

039 311  2383

073 147 1250 

039 311 2383

Umtentweni  (Entire lower south coast from Park Rynie south)

Pieter Massyn

039 315  0112

082 559 2888

039 315 0112

Underberg    (Himeville)

Richard Schutte

033 702 0007

082 825 8432

033 702 0007

Vryheid     (Louwsburg)

Alex Wood

034 983 2098

072 712 6713

034 983 2098