KEY AMENDMENTS TO THE ALIEN AND INVASIVE SPECIES REGULATIONS & LISTS

The Department of Environmental Affairs published the Regulations and Lists on Alien and Invasive Species on the 01 August 2014. These came into effect on 1 October 2014. Any landowner, occupier of land or any person in control of a listed category 1a, 1b and 3 invasive species must prevent the escape and spread of the species, including its growth or spread of propagules, and must take all control any specimen that escapes or spreads. A person entering the Republic, must upon the instruction of an Environmental Management Inspector, declare any alien or listed invasive species on their person or in their luggage at ports of entry.