Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries
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The Department of Environment, Forestry & Fisheries is one of the departments of the South African government. It is responsible for protecting, conserving and improving the South African environment and natural resources. It was created in 2019 by the merger of the Department of Environmental Affairs with the forestry and fisheries components of the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.
The branches of the Department of Environmental Affairs are:
- Air Quality and Climate Change
- Biodiversity & Conservation
- Chemicals and Waste Management
- Environmental Advisory Services
- Environmental Programmes
- Legal Authorisations and Compliance Inspectorate
- Oceans and Coasts
- Office of the Chief Operating Officer
- Environmental issues in Southern Africa
- Geography of South Africa#Environmental issues
- Minister of Environmental Affairs
- South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) – Institution under the South African Department of Environmental Affairs
- "President Cyril Ramaphosa announces reconfigured departments" (Press release). The Presidency. 14 June 2019. Retrieved 7 August 2020.
- "DEA Structure". Department of Environmental Affairs. Retrieved 3 July 2018.