All organs of state, including municipalities, have until 1 October 2016, to outline a strategy for controlling invasive species on all public land under their control across South Africa.
This is in accordance with the National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act (NEMBA) and the Alien and Invasive Species (AIS) Regulations, which became law on 1 October 2014.
Against this backdrop, stakeholders from organisations across Mbombela who are interested in the issue of invasive species are invited to a public stakeholder forum (23 August @ 2pm) hosted by the Mbombela Local Municipality. At the meeting, the Municipality will communicate their proposed strategy for controlling invasive species going forward.
Quantifying the nature and extent of listed invasive species occurring on all public land under the control of municipalities across South Africa and developing plans for the control of invasive species is a long term project that will require commitment by a large and evolving community of both government and private sector stakeholders across South Africa.
You are invited to this forum, as a first step, towards this goal.
Entrance to the forum is free. However, booking is essential, as there is limited seating.
For more information, tel: 013 759 9070.