6 March, 2019
Forestry South Africa Submission on National Forest Amendment Bill
Gazetted document and Forestry South Africa's comments on the
National Forests Amendment Bill.
Of major concern is that, despite the concerns we raised in our
initial submission, the latest Bill still states that the State
is the trustee of
the nation's forestry resources". Although the Bill, in its
preamble states, that the Bill relates to "woodlands" and
"indigenous forests", we feel that a clause needs to be added
which specifically states that this Bill excludes any
privately-owned commercial timber plantations or privately owned
woodland or indigenous forests.
attached the Gazetted document and FSA's comments thereon.
Source: Forestry South Africa