Department: Environmental Affairs South Africa

The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa empowers the Department of Environmental Affairs to endeavour for the full realisation of the right to an environment that is not harmful to the health and well-being of South Africans and all those who live in it. We aim to radically transform our approach to environmental protection, while also balancing it with socio- economic development – crucial pillars on which sustainable development rests. Our purpose is to provide leadership in environmental management, utilisation, conservation and protection of ecological infrastructure.