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Competent National Authority (CNA)

last updated: 31 Aug 2022
General Information
National Department of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment
473 Steve Biko Road
Gauteng Province
South Africa
  • +27 12 399 9611/8917/9612/9590
  • +27 12 359 3636
Legislative, administrative or policy basis for the competence of the Competent National Authority
  • ABSCH-MSR-ZA-202222-1 Legislative, Administrative or Policy Measure Regulations on Bio-Prospecting, Access and Benefit-Sharing
  • ABSCH-MSR-ZA-202223-1 Legislative, Administrative or Policy Measure National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act 2004
    To provide for the management and conservation of South Africa's biodiversity within the framework of the National Environmental Management Act, 1998; the protection of species and ecosystem that warrant national protection; the sustainable use of indigenous biological resources; the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from bioprospecting involving indigenous biological resources and the establishment and functions of a South African National Biodiversity Institute.
Summary of ABS Responsibilities
Responsible for all genetic resources. Only designated competent national authority (CNA) for the country.
Additional Information