Draft Regulations on Rhino Trade

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DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS NOTICE 74 OF 2017

NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT: BIODIVERSITY ACT 2004 (ACTO NO. 10 OF 2004)

DRAFT REGULATIONS FOR THE DOMESTIC TRADE IN RHINOCEROS HORN, OR A PART, PRODUCT OR DERIVATIVE OF RHINOCEROS HORN

I, Bomo Edith Edna Molewa, Minister of Environmental Affairs, hereby give notice of my intention to make regulations relating to the domestic trade, namely the selling or otherwise trading in, giving, donating, buying, receiving, accepting as a gift or donation, or in any way disposing or acquiring, and the export from the Republic of South Africa, of rhinoceros horn, or a part, product or derivative of such rhinoceros horn, belonging to the species Diceros bicomis (black rhinoceros) and Ceratotherium simum (white rhinoceros), in terms of section 97(1)(b)(ii), (iii), (iiiA) and (iv), read with section 100 of the National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act, 2004 (Act No. 10 of 2004), set out the Schedule hereto.

Members of the public are invited to submit, within 30 days after the publication of the notice the Gazette, written representations or objections to the following addresses:

By post to:
The Director -General
Department of Environmental Affairs
Attention: Ms Magdel Boshoff
Private Bag X447
PRETORIA

By hand at Environmental Flouse, 473 Steve Biko Street, Arcadia, Pretoria, 0083.

By email: mboshoff@environment.gov.za

Any enquiries in connection the notice can be directed to Ms Magdel Boshoff at 012 399 9604. Comments received after the closing date may not be considered.

BOMO EDITH LEWA
MINISTER OF ENVIRONMENTAL AFFAIRS

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