Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations

Many agricultural developments are included under the activities listed under the NEMA Act (Act 107 of 1998) and require authorisation from the Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning (DEA&DP) before development can take place.


The Unit for Technical Assistance (hereinafter referred to as the Unit) is envisaged as a support facility for the client of the Western Cape Department of Agriculture to co-ordinate internal and external expertise for project appraisal and enterprise planning at various stages of the programme and project management life cycles requiring technical input. The Unit is a formally established structure hosted by Casidra. The Western Cape Department of Agriculture established this unit within its Farmer Support and Development Programme under the auspices of Casidra, as an implementing agent which will be responsible for the co-ordination, management and secretariat functions related to the unit.