The public has been invited to submit written comments on a revised Draft White Paper on the Conservation and Sustainable Use of South Africa’s Biodiversity published on Government Gazette 47378 (Notice No 688) on 28 October 2022 within 14 days from the date of publication of the Notice.
The revised Draft White Paper contains a number of changes to the original Draft White Paper that was published in July 2022 for public consultation.
The revised Draft White Paper has been revised and reduced substantially in line with inputs received, some of the key elements include the following:
The Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, Ms Barbara Creecy had earlier emphasized the importance of the public participation process to gain the inputs from a broad range of interested and affected stakeholders, hence the publication of the revised Draft White Paper for another round of public comments.
Written comments on the revised Draft White Paper can be made by:
Post to: The Director-General: Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment
Attention: Dr Tsepang Makholela
Private Bag X447
Hand at: Reception, Environment House, 473 Steve Biko Road, Arcadia, Pretoria, 0083
Any inquiries in connection with the revised draft White Paper can be directed to Mr Khuthadzo Mahamba at 064 880 8728 or
To access the government gazette, click on: Publication of the revised draft White Paper on Conservation and Sustainable Use of South Africa’s Biodiversity 2022: for public comment [G 47378 – GoN 2689]
For media queries contact Albi Modise on 083 490 2871
ISSUED BY iSimangaliso Wetland Park Authority on behalf of The Department of Forestry, Fisheries and The Environment