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PAIA Requests for Environmental Records

Request to Ezemvelo for copies of records related to captive elephant facilities in KwaZulu-Natal Province

1 July 2016

Ezemvelo KZN Wildlife
Reference Number:
CER-2016-EKW-0006 (TOPS Elephant Permits)

Copies of all current registration certificates issued in terms of Regulation 27 of the National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act (10/2004): Threatened or Protected Species Regulations, 2007 (TOPS Regs), all current permits issued in terms of the TOPS Regs and all current management plans prepared in terms of the National Norms and Standards for the Management of Elephants in South Africa, 2008, issued in terms of section 9 of the National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act, 2004 for the following captive elephant facilities in KwaZulu-Natal:

  1. Bayete Zulu Game Reserve, Mkuze
  2. Brian Boswell Circus
  3. Thula Thula, Eshowe

[Records could not be provided because they do not exist. Ezemvelo indicated that no permits have been issued to these facilities. There are pending applications for permits.]

For further information please email [email protected].