Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act, 2003 (Act No. 53 of 2003)
Forest Sector Charter
15. Industry Specific Initiatives
15.2 Additional Instruments
15.2.3 Forest protection services
To help offset supply shortages it is not only. imperative to expand the plantation area, but also to reduce the currently escalating losses being experienced through fires, pests and disease.
To this end the Government, through DWAF, and the Industry undertake to implement integrated strategies to:
|(a)||Manage, control, reduce and where possible eradicate the threats and infestation levels of pests and diseases in timber plantations.|
|(b)||Manage, control and reduce the risks posed to forests through the incidence of fires.|
The requirements of these strategies are detailed in the Companion to the Charter (refer to Annexure A) and these measures are to be in place within 1 year of the signing of the Charter.