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National Forests Amendment Act 1 of 2022 (English/Afrikaans)

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1 of 2022

The National Forests Amendment Act 1 of 2022 intends:

  • to amend the National Forests Act, 1998, so as
    • to provide for clear definitions of natural forests and woodlands;
    • to provide for public trusteeship of the nation’s forestry resources;
    • to increase the promotion and enforcement of sustainable forest management;
    • to increase the measures provided for in the Act to control and remedy deforestation;
    • to provide for appeals against decisions taken under delegated powers and duties;
    • to reinforce offences and penalties; and
  • to provide for matters connected therewith.

Commencement

To be proclaimed in a Government Gazette.