Prohibition Notices

In terms of the prohibition set out in Government Gazette No. 35344, the following restricted activities involving wild specimens of listed threatened or protected Encephalartos species are prohibited, unless the activity is undertaken for conservation or enforcement purposes:

  1. collecting, plucking, uprooting, destroying;
  2. exporting from the Republic of South Africa, selling, trading, buying;
  3. receiving, giving, donating, accepting, acquiring, disposing;
  4. importing into the Republic of South Africa, conveying, moving, translocating; or
  5. possessing, exercising physical control (except where permits have been issued, prior to the publication of this notice, for plants that form part of legally obtained parental stock).

The following are restricted activities involving artificially propagated specimens of listed threatened or protected Encephalartos species:

  1. the export from the Republic of South Africa of specimens with a stem diameter of more than 15 cm except for the following dwarf species (namely Encephalartos caffer, Encephalartos humilis, Encephalartos cupidus, Encephalartos cerinus and Encephalartos ngoyanus)which cannot be exported if the stem diameter is more than 7 cm.

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