KZN permits

KZN permits

Postby FJC » Tue Feb 17, 2015 6:36 pm

Do you need permits for house snakes in KZN?
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Re: KZN permits

Postby Ruan Stander » Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:53 pm

You don't currently, but if I'm not mistaken the new legislation that has been proposed will require you to have permits if it gets passed, not sure if memory serves me correctly though.
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Re: KZN permits

Postby Mathandanyoka » Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:04 pm

You're correct in saying that, predator678. As it stands, permits for gaboon adders and southern African pythons are required to keep them in captivity. The only other time permits will be required is for import/exporting in to and out KZN.

I've taken out some of the relevant stuff for reptiles in KZN.

Ordinance 15 of 1974

CHAPTER VII

AMPHIBIANS, INVERTEBRATES AND REPTILES (secs 100-111A)
[Heading to Chapter VII substituted by s. 13, O. 25/1979.]
100 Powers of Administrator
(1) The Administrator shall have authority to suspend by notice in the Gazette for any stated period the issue of permits issuable in terms of this Chapter, in respect of any family, genus or species of protected indigenous amphibian, invertebrate or reptile, whether generally or in any defined area or areas in the Province.
(2) The Administrator may from time to time by proclamation in the Gazette declare that the provisions of this Chapter -
(a) shall not apply to any family, genus or species of any indigenous amphibian, invertebrate or reptile generally or when found in any defined area or areas in the Province;

(b) shall only apply when such family, genus or species of any indigenous amphibian, invertebrate or reptile is found within any such area or areas.
(3) Any notice or proclamation issued by the Administrator in terms of subsection (1) and (2) may at any time be amended, varied or revoked by a like notice or proclamation.
[Sec 100 substituted by s. 13, O. 25/1979.]
101 Kill or capture
(1) No person shall kill or capture any protected indigenous amphibian, invertebrate or reptile, save in accordance with a permit issued in terms of section 106.
(2) Nothing in subsection (1) contained shall preclude the killing or capture, without the requisite permit, of any protected indigenous reptile in defence of human life or property; provided that any officer or honorary officer may require that any protected indigenous reptile so killed or captured be surrendered to the Board for disposal in such manner as the Board may deem fit.
[Sec 101 substituted by s. 13, O. 25/1979.]


102 Keeping in captivity
(1) No person shall keep in captivity or otherwise retain any protected indigenous amphibian, invertebrate or reptile, save in accordance with a permit issued in terms of section 106.
(2) Any indigenous amphibian, invertebrate or reptile, other than a protected indigenous amphibian, invertebrate or reptile, may be kept in captivity or otherwise retained without the requisite permit; provided that if, on inspection by an officer or honorary officer, any such indigenous amphibian, invertebrate or reptile is, in the opinion of such officer or honorary officer being kept in unsatisfactory conditions, the owner shall be required to improve the conditions to the satisfaction of such officer or honorary officer within thirty (30) days of his attention first having been drawn thereto by the said officer or honorary officer

(a) on the date of promulgation hereof, is in lawful possession of any live protected indigenous amphibian, invertebrate or reptile;
(b) after the date of promulgation hereof, acquires any live protected indigenous amphibian, invertebrate or reptile in terms of sections 101 or 104 (3);
(c) lawfully possesses any live indigenous amphibian, invertebrate or reptile which, by virtue of its inclusion in Schedule 7 to this Ordinance, becomes a protected amphibian, invertebrate or reptile,
shall, within three (3) months of the date of such promulgation or such acquisition or the date of inclusion of such indigenous amphibian, invertebrate

(1) Save as provided in subsection (2) -
(a) no person shall export from the Province any indigenous amphibian, invertebrate or reptile, except in accordance with a permit granted in terms of section 106;
(b) any person or his authorised agent who delivers any indigenous amphibian, invertebrate or reptile at a post office, airport or railway station or to any ship owner or his agent for export from the Province, shall at the same time exhibit the permit authorising such export, issued in terms of section 106, to the appropriate person appointed at such post office, airport or railway station or to such ship owner or his agent, and until such permit is so exhibited such indigenous amphibian, invertebrate or reptile shall not be accepted for such export.
(2) Nothing contained in subsection (1) shall apply to the export from the Province of any indigenous amphibian, invertebrate or reptile by any scientific or educational institution registered with the Board for the purpose.
(3) No person shall import into the Province any indigenous amphibian, invertebrate or reptile unless he is in possession of a valid licence or permit, granted to him by a competent authority, authorising the export of such indigenous amphibian, invertebrate or reptile from any area or place outside the Province where such licence or permit may be necessary in terms of any law operative in such area or place, and the person effecting such importation shall produce such licence or permit on demand by any officer or honorary officer.
[Sec 104 substituted by s. 13, O. 25/1979.]
104A Importation of exotic amphibians, invertebrates and reptiles
No person shall import into the Province any exotic amphibian, invertebrate or reptile except in accordance with a permit granted in terms of section 106.
[Sec 104A inserted by Proclamation 9 of 1988.]

CATEGORY: Protected Species – Indigenous species of high conservation value or national importance that require national protection
Scientific Name Common Name

REPTILIA
Bitis gabonica Gaboon Adder
Bitis schneideri Namaqua Dwarf Adder
Bradypodion taeniabronchum Smith’s Dwarf Chameleon
Cordylus cataphractus Armidillo Girdled Lizard
Crocodylus niloticus Nile crocodile
Python natalensis African Rock Python

So......in other words, no permits required, yet.

I hope this helps.
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