Environment and Nature Conservation

Northern Cape Department Budget for 2015-16


A prosperous society living sustainably with the natural environment.


Conserve and protect the natural environment for the benefit, enjoyment and welfare of present and future generations by integrating sustainable utilization with socio-economic development.

Core functions

  • Environmental assets conserved, valued, sustainably used, protected and continually enhanced;

  • Enhanced socio-economic benefits and employment creation for the present and future generations from a healthy environment;

  • A department that is fully capacitated to deliver its services efficiently and effectively;

  • Environmental education provided to stimulate critical thinking and influence decision making;

  • Ensure sustainable development and utilisation of natural resources while securing representative and resilient ecosystems through scientific research, spatial planning and cooperative governance;

  • To promote and enforce compliance with environmental legislation.