FroHG is actively pursuing official recognition and legal protection of the Haenertsburg Townlands and other important portions of the Woodbush Granite Grasslands.
Shelley Milstein has been contracted by FroGH to pursue the process of legalising the conservation status of the Grasslands (Woodbush Granite Grassland), particularly proclamation of the Haenertsburg Townlands as a Nature Reserve. Shelley has had a number of meetings with officials from LEDET (Limpopo Department of Economic Development, Environment and Tourism) and progress is being made.
The Woodbush Granite Grassland has finally been gazetted as a protected grassland (Government Gazette, 9 December 2011).
Parts of the gazette are attached below:
This gazetting enhances its conservation status.
Note that on page ten it says:
Activity 12 in Listing Notice 3 relates to the clearance of 300m2 of more of vegetation, which will trigger a basic assessment within any critically endangered or endangered ecosystem listed in terms of 852 of the Biodiversity Act. This means any development that involves loss of natural habitat In a listed critically endangered or endangered ecosystem Is likely to require at least a basic assessment in terms of the EIA regulations.