Date of Meeting: 27 October 2015
Chairperson: Ms M Semenya (ANC)
The Portfolio Committee’s Content Advisor provided a summary of the key financial and performance recommendations contained in the 2013/14 Budgetary Review and Recommendations Report, and described those that had been brought to the attention of the Minister of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF), as well as to the Minister of Finance.
It had been recommended that the DAFF Minister engage with the Minister of Environmental Affairs to consider certain provisions of the National Environmental Management Act (NEMA) and the Marine Living Resources Act that restricted the development of aquaculture and small scale fisheries, and the regulations that required veterinarians to obtain permits for rendering services to Threatened or Protected Species (TOPS), such as rhinos.
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