Details of Measure

General Description
Country or Region South Africa
Official Title National Environmental Management: Biodiversity Act 2004
Level National/Federal
Type of Measure Legislation
Status of Measure Entered into force
Date of Adoption 2004-05-31
Date of Entry into Force 2006-01-01
Additional Information
Full-text of Measure Document

Main ABS Elements

ABS Element
Description Relevant articles and sections
National Focal Point Link to South Africa - National Contacts
Competent National Authority
Definition of competent authority Art. 1
Application of act Art. 4, 80
Prior Informed Consent (PIC) Procedures
Permit application Art. 81
Mutually Agreed Terms (MATs)
Benefit-sharing Art. 83
Material transfer agreement Art. 84
Terms for permit Art. 82
Compliance Mechanisms
Cancellation of permits Art. 93
Offences and penalties Art. 101-102
Traditional Knowledge Associated to Genetic Resources
Traditional use Art. 83 (1)(b)(iv)
Exemptions Art. 86

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme