Department of Environmental Affairs

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Department of Environmental Affairs
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Department overview
Jurisdiction Government of South Africa
Ministers responsible
Department executive

The Department of Environmental Affairs is one of the departments of the South African government. It is responsible for protecting, conserving and improving the South African environment and natural resources. Formerly the Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism from 1994 to 2009.


The branches of the Department of Environmental Affairs are:[1]

  • Air Quality and Climate Change
  • Biodiversity & Conservation
  • Chemicals and Waste Management
  • Environmental Advisory Services
  • Environmental Programmes
  • Legal Authorisations and Compliance Inspectorate
  • Oceans and Coasts
  • Office of the Chief Operating Officer


See also


  1. ^ "DEA Structure". Department of Environmental Affairs. Retrieved 3 July 2018.

External links

  • Department of Environmental Affairs

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