Scientific Authority members

In terms of section 60(1) of the National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act, 2004 (Act No. 10 of 2004) (NEMBA), the Minister of Environmental Affairs is mandated to establish a Scientific Authority to assist in regulating and restricting trade in specimens of threatened or protected species and species included in the Appendices to CITES. The following institutional representatives have been officially appointed by the Minister as members of the Scientific Authority:

  • Dr Ernst Baard (CapeNature)
  • Ms Noluthando Bam (Eastern Cape Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism)
  • Mr Willem Boshoff (North West Department of Rural, Environment and Agricultural Development)
  • Ms Thea Carroll (Department of Environmental Affairs)
  • Mr Nacelle Collins (Free State Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environment Affairs)
  • Prof John Donaldson (South African National Biodiversity Institute)
  • Ms Lihle Dumalisile (Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development)
  • Mr Johan Eksteen (Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency)
  • Dr Mike Knight (South African National Parks)
  • Mr Johan Kruger (Limpopo Department of Economic Development, Environment and Tourism)
  • Mr Craig Mulqueeny (Ezemvelo KwaZulu-Natal Wildlife)
  • Dr Monica Mwale (National Zoological Gardens of South Africa)
  • Ms Elsabe Swart (Northern Cape Department of Environment and Nature Conservation)
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