The Department of Environmental Affairs has published the Draft Policy on Boat-Based Whale and Dolphin Watching for public comment. "Objectives and criteria as set out in this policy will guide the evaluation and allocation of permits in the boat - based whale watching industry to ensure that all eco- tourism related activities related to whales and dolphins are sustainable and effectively managed. 11 also provides an overview of the South African BBWW industry as well as opportunities to support biodiversity and socio- economic priority actions. The policy provides strategic objectives and actions needed to achieve the overarching goal of conservation and sustainable use."
The Department of Environmental Affairs has published the Draft policy on White Shark cage diving for public comment. "The aim of this policy is to outline objectives and criteria for the permit allocation process which will guide the evaluation and allocation of permits in the WSCD industry. This policy does not cover consumptive use of shark species. The consumptive use of shark species is regulated through the Manne Living Resources, 1998 (Act No 18 of 1998) (MLRA)."
The Victims of crime survey, 2015/16 was conducted by Statistics South Africa from April 2015 to March 2016. "The Victims of Crime Survey (VOCS) series is a countrywide household-based survey and has three main objectives: Provide information about the dynamics of crime from the perspective of households and the victims of crime. Explore public perceptions of the activities of the police, prosecutors, courts and correctional services in the prevention of crime and victimisation. Provide complementary data on the level of crime within South Africa (SA) in addition to the statistics published annually by the South African Police Service (SAPS)."
The Department of Environmental Affairs has published the Cultural heritage survey guidelines and assessment tools for protected areas in South Africa in the Government Gazette for comments. "As the custodian of the National Environmental Management: Protected Areas Act No. 57 of 2003, DEA has, recognized the importance of heritage resources as part of the natural heritage landscape developing this heritage survey guidelines and inventory tools to ensure better management of cultural heritage resources in Protected Areas."