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  1. FORESTRY2008/09 ANNUAL REPORT Presented by Dr M.P. Rampedi Department: Water Affairs (DWA) 17 November 2009 1

  2. Presentation Outline • Key Performance • Performance Information • Future Performance • Linkage of current targets with Government Overalls Aims 2

  3. 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 3

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  18. 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 18

  19. 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) 19

  20. 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 20

  21. Thank you 21