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 Water and Environmental Affairs is mandated to establish a Scientific Authority to assist in regulating and restricting trade in specimens of Threatened or Protected Species.  The following institutional representatives have been officially appointed by the Minister as members of the Scientific Authority:

  • Dr Ernst Baard (Cape Nature)
  • Ms Noluthando Bam (Eastern Cape Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism)
  • 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)
  • Mr Johan Eksteen (Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency)
  • Dr Jean Harris (Ezemvelo KwaZulu-Natal Wildlife)
  • Dr Mike Knight (South African National Parks)
  • Mr Johan Kruger (Limpopo Department of Economic Development, Environment and Tourism)
  • Ms Sonja Meintjes (Department of Environmental Affairs)
  • Ms Hermien Roux (North West Department of Economic Development, Environment, Conservation and Tourism)
  • Ms Elsabe Swart (Northern Cape Department of Environment and Nature Conservation)
  • Dr Adrian Tordiffe (National Zoological Gardens of South Africa)
  • Dr Craig Whittington-Jones (Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development)
Last updated on 28 June 2017
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