Forestry Regulation & Oversight


About Us




About Us


Directorate: Forestry Regulations and Oversight
Aim: To provide forestry regulation and oversight

  • Develop national norms and standards of sustainable forest management
  • Administer the National Forests Act, 1998 (Act No 84 of 1998 and the National Veld and Forest Fire Act, 1998 (Act 101 of 1998
  • Ensure sustainable use of the natural resource base through the management of the overall system for forestry data, information, and knowledge, including spatial and non-spatial forestry information.
  • Support rural socio-economic development through access and use of State forests and developing systems and strategies for preventing, managing and monitoring veld and forest fires.
  • Ensure access to forestry information by sector stakeholders and the gathering of forestry information by the regions.
  • Supports sustainable forest management by monitoring forestry management and ensuring that there is sufficient capacity at the local level for implementing forestry legislation.
  • Provides technical advice to, and support for, the organisation and operation of local institutions to prevent veld and forest fires and to achieve fire management goals in general

For further information contact:

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Name: Mr AR .Madula

Tel number:012 309 5710

Fax number: 012309 5840

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