The Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs on 1 August 2014 published in Government Gazette 37885 Notice Number 598 the Alien and Invasive Species Regulations 2014 and in Government Gazette 37886 Notice Number 599 the Alien and Invasive Species Lists 2014 under the National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act10 of 2004 (NEM:BA). These repeal the 2013 Regulations and come into effect within 60 days of publication in the gazette.
The Alien and Invasive Species List 2014 contains the following notices, which must be read together with the Alien and Invasive Species Regulations 2014:
- Notice 1: lists the different categories of listed invasive species, in terms of which restricted activities are prohibited in terms of section 71A (1), exempted in terms of section 71 (3), or which require a permit in terms of section 71 (1) of NEM:BA;
- Notice 2: lists all exempted alien species in terms of section 66 (1) of NEM:BA;
- Notice 3: provides a national list of invasive species in terms of section 70 (1) of NEM:BA; and
- Notice 4: lists all prohibited alien species in terms of section 67 (1) of NEM:BA.
The 3 documents are available here: