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FORESTRY 2008/09 ANNUAL REPORT. Presented by Dr M.P. Rampedi Department: Water Affairs (DWA) 17 November 2009. 1. Presentation Outline. Key Performance Performance Information Future Performance Linkage of current targets with Government Overalls Aims. 2. KEY HIGHLIGHTS.

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Forestry 2008 09 annual report

FORESTRY2008/09 ANNUAL REPORT

Presented by

Dr M.P. Rampedi

Department: Water Affairs (DWA)

17 November 2009

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Presentation outline

Presentation Outline

  • Key Performance

  • Performance Information

  • Future Performance

  • Linkage of current targets with Government Overalls Aims

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KEY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cabinet approved re-commissioning of 22 400 ha plantation forestry area in Western Cape. These areas were originally destined for exit and conversion to other land uses

  • Cabinet approved the formalisation of the in situ human settlement in Dukuduku and the Minister de-proclaimed the area required for the establishment of the residential area

  • Draft Forestry 2030 Roadmap developed in consultation with sector - roadmap or blueprint for effective and sustainable development of all forestry resources

  • Million Trees Programme – 1 850 000 trees planted nationally during 2008/09

  • Minister signed a head lease agreement with the KwaMbonambi community in KwaZulu-Natal during this reporting period. This milestone will enable the payment of rental money to the land reform beneficiaries

  • The Department successfully co-hosted the Forest Governance and Decentralisation in Africa Workshop, with the Swiss government. The workshop was a country-led initiative in support of the United Nations Forum on Forests

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Future performance

FUTURE PERFORMANCE

KEY PRIORITY AREAS:

1.STRATEGIC PRIORITY:Sustainable resource management and use

  • Ensure the sustainable management of all natural forests, woodlands and plantations through the implementation of the National Forests Act, 1998

  • Reduce incidents of veld, forest and mountain fires through the implementation of the National Veld and Forest Fire Act, 1998

    2.STRATEGIC PRIORITY: Strengthen skills and human resource base

  • Improve the contribution of the Forest sector to skills development in order to address development and growth of the sector

    3.STRATEGIC PRIORITY: Speeding up growth and transforming the economy to create decent work and sustainable livelihoods

  • Accelerate the transformation and growth of the forestry sector in line with the targets of the Forestry sector BBBEE Charter

  • Enhance awareness raising and information sharing to raise the profile of the forestry sector

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FUTURE PERFORMANCE

KEY PRIORITY AREAS:

4.STRATEGIC PRIORITY: Pursuing Africa advancement and enhanced international cooperation

  • Strengthening of regional integration of Forestry issues

  • Regional (SADC) collaboration on Sustainable Forest Management – Ratification and implementation of SADC Protocol on Forests

  • Forestry International Relations Strategy Framework developed and implemented

  • Cross-border MoU’s on forestry issues concluded with neighboring countries

    5.STRATEGIC PRIORITY:Comprehensive (rural) development strategy linked to agrarian reform and food security

  • Transfer or release of state assets to appropriate agencies / government departments / land beneficiaries

  • Increase the contribution of greening, participatory forest management and community forestry in improving livelihoods and addressing poverty eradication (mitigation and adaptation measures for climate change)

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Linkage of current targets with government overall aims

LINKAGE OF CURRENT TARGETS WITH GOVERNMENT OVERALL AIMS

Strategic priorities speaks to Government priorities:

  • Speeding up growth and transforming the economy to create decent work and sustainable livelihoods.

  • Comprehensive development strategy linked to land and agrarian reform and food security.

  • Strengthen skills and human resource base.

  • Pursuing Africa advancement and enhanced international cooperation.

  • Sustainable resource management and use

  • Forests contribute to sustainable rural development

  • Significant role to play in poverty eradication and sustainable livelihoods

  • Interventions required to reach its potential

  • Partnership and collaboration framework required to achieve objectives

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    Thank you

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