Explosion at Engen Refinery in Durban South: stakeholder engagement
8 Dec 2020
The Chairperson noted the impromptu meeting as Parliament had risen on 4 December, but due to the explosion, it was best the Portfolio Committee convene this urgent meeting and get proper information that was necessary for it to have before it closes. This meeting was also prompted because at the ...
Ocean Phakisa Progress: DEFF briefing
24 Nov 2020
The Chairperson opened the virtual meeting, welcoming the delegation from the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF), led by the Deputy Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries. The Chairperson said that he had been informed that this was the last meeting for year for the Committee. He hoped that ...
Streamlining Forestry and Fisheries branches within Department
17 Nov 2020
The Chairperson said that there was only one item that would be presented to the Portfolio Committee (PC), but it would still be necessary for the PC to adopt the meeting agenda, so that nothing was “left to chance.” Mr N Singh (IFP) proposed adopting the agenda, and Ms H ...
Update on Fishing Rights Allocation Process (FRAP) 2020; state of marine fisheries resources
10 Nov 2020
The Chairperson asked about the building of capacity in the DEFF. They had heard about many service providers which were being appointed. They had no problem with this, except that their experience was that the Department was not always getting value for what they paid for. The Committee would be ...
Review of policies, legislation & practices relating to management, breeding, hunting, trade and handling of elephant, lion, leopard, and rhinoceros: High Level Panel briefing
3 Nov 2020
The Chairperson said that the purpose of the meeting was to receive a briefing on the work of the High-level Panel of Experts for the review of policies, legislation and practices on matters of Elephant, Lion, Leopard and Rhinoceros management, breeding, hunting, trade and handling. He had indicated that this ...
Introductory meeting with Commercial Fishing industry; DEFF response to issues raised by Small-scale and Commercial Fisheries
27 Oct 2020
The Chairperson opened the virtual meeting, welcoming the Members and the delegates from the various entities that were in attendance to present. He noted that he had received an apology from Mr Loyiso Phantshwa, Chairperson of FishSA. The Portfolio Committee (PC) was expecting representatives from commercial fishing companies, and was ...
Environment, Forestry and Fisheries BRRR
21 Oct 2020
The Chairperson reminded Members that the objective of the meeting was to adopt the preliminary Budgetary Review and Recommendation
Transfer of state forests to communities: Department briefing
20 Oct 2020
The Chairperson said the Committee wanted to understand the process involved in the transfer of the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries’ (DEFF’s) state-managed forest plantations to communities.
DEFF on procurement of goods and services around COVID-19; DEFF/SANParks on allegations raised by former employee
6 Oct 2020
The Chairperson welcomed everyone to the meeting and apologised for the technical challenges he was experiencing. He advised that with the help of the Committee Secretary he would try his best to ensure that the meeting runs smoothly as possible. He asked that Committee Members alert him when seeking his ...
SANPARKS Quarter performance; DEFF response to issues raised by small-scale and commercial fisheries
2 Sep 2020
The Chairperson was not present to commence the virtual meeting due to technical difficulties. Deputy Minister Maggie Sotyu asked Mr Shonisani Munzhedzi, Deputy Director-General: Biodiversity and Conservation, Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries (DEFF) to take the Committee through the presentation.