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Record information and status
Record ID
Date of creation
2019-02-11 10:12 UTC (NompumeleloM@daff.gov.za)
Date of publication
2019-02-11 10:12 UTC (NompumeleloM@daff.gov.za)

General Information
  • South Africa
Title of document
National Environmental Management Biodiversity Act, 2004 (Act No.10 of 2004)
Legislative details
Type of document
  • National Law
Subject areas
  • Intentional introduction into the environment (AIA)
Types of LMOs addressed
  • All types of organisms
Brief description of the document including objective and scope:
The objective of the Act is to provide for the management and conservation of South Africa's biodiversity within the framework of the National Environmental Management Act,1 998; the protection of species and ecosystems that warrant national protection; the sustainable use o f indigenous biological resources; the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from bioprospecting involving indigenous biological resources; the
establishment and functions of a South African National Biodiversity Institute; and for matters connected therewith.
Document details
Regulatory contact information
Contact person
Department of Environmental Affairs
Environment House, 473 Steve Biko, Arcadia
Pretoria, Gauteng
South Africa, 0001
Phone:+2712 399 9572