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This Act makes provision for the conservation, use, management and control of land situated in mountain catchment areas. "Mountain catchment area" means any area declared by the Minister or competent authorities of provinces under section 2 to be a mountain catchment area. The Minister may issue directions with reference to land in mountain catchment areas, relating to: (a) the conservation, use, management and control of such land; (b) the prevention of soil erosion, the protection and treatment of the natural vegetation and the destruction of vegetation which is, in the opinion of the Minister, intruding vegetation; and (c) any other matter which he considers necessary or expedient for the achievement of the objects of this Act in respect of such land; and in reference to areas or land within five kilometers of the boundary of such mountain catchment areas directions relating to the destruction of vegetation which is, in the opinion of the Minister, intruding vegetation. The Minister may in respect of any mountain catchment area establish an advisory committee to advise him in relation to matters referred to in this Act. Remaining sections of this Act provide for fire protection plans for areas concerned and the powers of enforcement and implementation and prescribe offences and penalties.

Implemented by: Regulations made under the Mountain Catchment Areas Act. (1976-07-23)
Implemented by: Assignment to provinces under the Mountain Catchment Areas Act in accordance with section 235(8) of the Constitution of South Africa (GN. R. 28 of 1995). (1995-04-07)

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