Strategic Plan 2015/6 – 2019/20
South Africa is the third most biologically diverse country in the world, with at least 17% of the entire world’s biodiversity. This biological diversity plays an important role in the provision of much needed food security, clean air and water for our people.
It is for this and other reasons that, as mandated by the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, we at Department of Environmental Affairs continue 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 our country.
As a nation we adopted the National Development Plan, which maps out the vision of the country for the 20 years ahead. In the environment sector, we will implement related aspects of the priority areas that deal with environmental protection and sustainable development.
In our quest to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, particularly environmental protection and poverty reduction, we continue to promote various initiatives that galvanise unprecedented efforts to make South Africa a better country for all who live in it.