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Welcome to State of the Environment South Africa
NSSD1 M&E Report
22/05/2014
South Africa aspires to be a sustainable economically prosperous and self reliant nation that safeguards its democracy by meeting the fundamental human needs of its people, by managing limited ecological resources responsibly for current and future generations and by advancing efficient and effective integrated planning and governance through national collaboration.  The National Strategy for Sustainable Development (NSSD1) was developed to carry forth this vision.

To measure the impact that the NSSD has had as well as to measure the current state of sustainability in the country the Department has commissioned a study to compile a Monitoring and Evaluation report where information on all the indicators as outlined in the NSSD 1 will be collected and analysed where data availability permits.

To download a copy of the draft Monitoring and Evaluation report for the NSSD 1 please click here

Comments and suggestions on the Draft Monitoring and Evaluation report for the National Strategy for Sustainable Development are welcomed. All inputs should kindly be submitted by no later than 13th June 2014 to: 

Ms Anna Mampye
Tel: +27 12 310 3618
Fax: + 27 12 395 1613
Email: amampye@environment.gov.za

OR

Ms Leanne Richards
Tel: + 27 12 310 3215
Fax: + 27 12 395 1613
lrichards@environment.gov.za


Environmental Sustainability Technical report 2012
08/04/2014
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The South African constitution recognises that everyone has the right to an environment that is not harmful to their health or well-being and also recognises the right to have the environment protected, for the benefit of present and future generations.

The Environmental Sustainability Indicator Technical Report aims to provide some information on the country's ability to protect its environment. The report further aims to provide an indication on whether the country is moving towards a future of environmental sustainability.

To download the 2012 Environmental Sustainability Indicators report please click here


Environmental Sustainability Indicator - Technical Report 2011 released
25/04/2013
coverpage reduced sizeThe South African constitution recognises that everyone has the right to an environment that is not harmful to their health or well-being; and the right to have the environment protected, for the benefit of present and future generations. The 2011 Environmental Sustainability Indicator Technical Report aims to provide some information on the country's ability to protect its environment. The report further aims to provide an indication on whether the country is moving towards a future of environmental sustainability.  

To download the 2011 Environmental Sustainability Indicators report please click here


Municipal Biodiversity Summary Project
04/10/2010

 

Biodiversity-Profiles
Municipalities have a significant role to play in biodiversity conservation. In support of this role, the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) and the South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) identified the need to provide municipalities with good quality biodiversity information that is easily accessible. The Municipal Biodiversity Summary Project aims to make biodiversity information, including spatial data, available to municipalities to support them in their reporting responsibilities such as the drafting of State of Environment Reports. 
 


The Southern Africa Environment Outlook 2008
24/03/2010
 
Southern Africa Env Outlook
The Southern Africa Environment Outlook is an integrated assessment of the state and trends of key environmental resources, including land, freshwater, marine and coastal resources, forests and woodlands, and wildlife. The report showcases some of Southern African Development Community’s work and achievements over the past 10 years.

Download report (PDF)


State of the Climate in 2008
14/10/2009
State of Climate 2008
According to State of the Climate in 2008, a special supplement to the August, 2009, issue of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, the global mean temperature in 2008 was slightly cooler than that in 2007; however, it still ranks within the 10 warmest years on record.



2012 South Africa Environment Outlook report process
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The Department of Environmental Affairs is in the final stages of the drafting of the 2012 South Africa Environment Outlook (SAEO). Once published the report will be available for download from this website.



For any questions and comments please contact:

Ms Anna Mampye
Tel (012) 310 3618



North West Province State of the Environment - 2013
With this project, the Department of Economic Development, Environment, Conservation and Tourism (NW DEDECT) aims to consolidate information on issues of importance in the North West, in order to update and revise the Environmental Outlook report for the Province. This will be the fourth instalment of the State of Environment Report for the North West, the previous reports having been published in 1995, 2002 and 2008.


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Further information can be obtained from:

Mr. Ndivhuwo Tshivhase
Directorate: Environmental Planning & Coordination
NW-DEDECT
Private Bag X2039
Mmabatho
2735

Tel. (018) 389-5130
ntshivhase@nwpg.gov.za

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