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Forest Act, 1984.

South Africa
Document type
1984 (1995)
Long title
An Act to provide for the protection, management and utilisation of forests; the protection of certain plant and animal live; the regulation of the trade in forest produce; the prevention and combating of veld, forest and mountain fires; the control and management of a national hiking way system and national botanic gardens; and matters connected therewith.
Forestry, Water
Forest management/forest conservation Forestry protection measures Afforestation/reforestation Freshwater resources management
Geographical area
Africa, Southern Africa

Sections 7, 8, 9, and 9A constitute Part II entitled "Control over afforestation". Section 7 concerns approval by the Director General of Water Affairs and Forestry for the use of specified land for commercial timber plantation. Section 8 concerns the protection of natural water resources. The Minister may prohibit or place restrictions on planting of areas defined in a notice to be delivered to the owner of the land for the protection of any natural water source. Section 9 provide for the regis

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Amended by

National Forests Act (No. 84 of 1998).

Legislation | South Africa | 1998

Keyword: Basic legislation, Forest management/forest conservation, Public forest, Timber extraction/logging, Forestry protection measures, Institution, Monitoring, Community management


Repealed by

National Environmental Management Biodiversity Act, 2004 (No. 10 of 2004).

Legislation | South Africa | 2004

Keyword: Ecosystem preservation, Biosafety, Biosecurity, Basic legislation, Biodiversity, Data collection/reporting, Policy/planning, Education, Wild fauna, Wild flora, Genetic resources, GMO, Institution, Inventory, Management/conservation, Monitoring, Protection of habitats, Research, Special fund, Traditional rights/customary rights, Use restrictions, Wildlife products, Endangered species, Dangerous animal/harmful animal, Biotechnology, Enforcement/compliance, Offences/penalties, Access and benefit sharing