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PAIA Requests for Environmental Records

Request for records from the Limpopo Department of Economic Development, Environment & Tourism relating to the killing of hippopotamus (5 July 2019)

29 July 2019

Limpopo Department of Economic Development, Environment & Tourism
Reference Number:

The following records were requested:

In relation to the killing of hippopotamus as damage causing animals near Swartwater during 2019:

  1. Copies of all applications for and permits granted and/or denied in terms of the Limpopo Environmental Management Act, 7 of 2003 (LEMA) and/or any other national or provincial conservation legislation;
  2. Information regarding the assessment of the applications, including proof that the animals caused substantial damage to property or crops, or posed a danger, and/or any other relevant factors or considerations;
  3. Details of the person/s who undertook the killing;
  4. Documented proof relating to the disposal of the carcasses; and
  5. Reports by any officials or other persons present during the killing and disposal.

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Section 24of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996

Everyone has the right to an environment that is not harmful to their health or well-being; and to have the environment protected, for the benefit of present and future generations, through reasonable legislative and other measures that prevent pollution and ecological degradation; promote conservation; and secure ecologically sustainable development and use of natural resources while promoting justifiable economic and social development.

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