The role of the Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning is two-fold, safeguarding the natural environment of the Western Cape for future generations while sustainably developing the landscape in which we live.
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As a department we undertake to preserve our environment for future generations by preventing environmental harm. This is achieved by making informed decisions (based on South African environmental legislation), and understanding how other legislation impacts these decisions to enabling a Resilient, Sustainable, Quality and Inclusive Living Environment.