Commercial Fishing organisations: Fish SA; WWF & AquaCulture
17 Jun 2020
Ms H Winkler (DA) asked about absorbing small-scale and subsistence fishing rights into the aquaculture industry. There was oversubscription, and limited fish stocks in many areas. The PC had engaged with communities in the Western Cape, where this issue was very contentious. In Saldanha Bay, there were some aquaculture projects ...
State of small scale fishery and areas of improvement for sustainable small scale fishery
4 Jun 2020
Ms H Winkler (DA) asked why some subsistence fisherfolk in KZN were unable to qualify for or access small scale fishing permits? A concern raised by the presenters which the Committee has raised with the Department was the reintroduction of a subsistence fishing category that incorporates many of those excluded ...
Committee Report on Budget Vote 32
20 May 2020
Ms H Winkler (DA) reiterated what Mr Singh and Mr Paulsen said, but said there are further factors. There must be more transparency on how small scale fishing rights are allocated. Many subsistence fishers, that should be receiving those rights, are instead using a recreational fishing permit. This does not ...
Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries 2020/21 Annual Performance Plan
15 May 2020
Ms H Winkler (DA) shared her concerns as a resident of KwaZulu-Natal about the small scale fishing rights. She said it seemed to be a grey area, a mini hard-core recreational activity, which had led to many who did not consider the permit, or to apply for those permits because ...
South African Weather Service & SANBI 2020/21 Annual Performance Plans
7 May 2020
Ms H Winkler (DA) said that when visiting the website, she had noticed many of the stations had an offline status, some of which were located in air pollution hotspots. She asked why this was so. What collaboration was taking place between SAWS and municipalities and air quality monitoring officials ...
SANParks & Isimangaliso Wetland Park Authority 2020/21 Annual Performance Plans
7 May 2020
Ms H Winkler (DA) referred to the current annual growth targets for rhino population: 4% for SANParks and 1% for Kruger National Park. She did not believe that this was enough to offset the level of poaching as per the Black Rhino Biodiversity Management Plan. Had this management plan been ...
DEFF, SANParks & Isimangaliso Wetland Park Authority 2019/20 Quarter 3 performance
3 Mar 2020
The Secretary, Ms T Madubela, gave apologies from Members; Ms S Mbatha (ANC), Ms N Gantsho (ANC), Mr J Lorimer (DA), Mr N Capa (ANC) and Ms H Winkler (DA).
Transformation in the forestry and fisheries sectors; Challenges faced by Forestry and Fisheries branch
25 Feb 2020
Ms H Winkler (DA) asked the Department to clarify whether the challenges it presented to the Committee were emerging challenges or challenges that the branch has been experiencing in the past 5 years. The fact that the forestry branch, which is in fact a directorate, has a large number of ...
State of South African Environment & response to SONA: Department briefing
18 Feb 2020
Ms H Winkler (DA) asked what the timeline for the Climate Change Bill is. She asked why South Africa was still planning to build coal stations in 2023 when it has high Co2 emissions. She recommended an article titled “The pathway of achieving renewable electricity by 2050”. She said this ...
First Term Programme
11 Feb 2020
Ms H Winkler (DA) seconded the motion.