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Gauteng Department of Agriculture & Rural Development


PO Box 8769
South Africa

Tel: 011 240 2500

The GDACE derives its authoritative mandate from the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, particularly sections 24 and 27 of the bill of rights which stipulate respectively that ?everyone has the right:

(a) to an environment that is not harmful to their health or wellbeing and
(b) to have the environment protected for the benefit of present and future generations, through reasonable legislative and other measures that:

i. prevent pollution and ecological degradation;
ii. promote conservation; and
iii. secure ecologically sustainable development and use of natural resources while promoting justifiable economic and social development.?
And that

(1) ?everyone has the right to have access to:
a. health care services, including reproductive health care;
b. sufficient food and water; and
c. social security, including, if they are unable to support themselves and their dependents, appropriate social assistance.

(2) The state must take reasonable legislative and other measures within its available resources, to achieve the progressive realisation of each of these rights.?

In addition to this constitutional foundation, there are a plethora of provincial legislations, regulations, ordinances and policies which, without necessarily overriding the national regulations, enable the department to undertake its duties in the Gauteng Province. For more information on these provincial regulations and ordinances, visit our website

Additional Contacts:

Office: Germiston Address: C/o Victoria & Odendaal Streets Box X 1009, Germiston, 4000 Tel: 011 821-7700 Fax: 011 821-7759
Office: Randfontein Address: No 7 C/o Main & Maugham Streets Box 26, Randfontein, 1760 Tel: 011 411-4300 Fax: 011 412-2546/2086
Office: JHB International Airport Address:
Office 27 Upper Mezzanine Level, International Departures Tel: 011 390-1720 Fax: 011 319-1720
Office: Vredehuis Address: 592 Vermeulen Street , Arcadia , PTA, 0002 Tel: 012 316-1601 Fax: 012 328-4125
Office: Abe Bailey Address: Box 13 , Carletonville, 2500 Tel: 018 788-3290 Fax: 011 788-3138
Office: Marievale Address: Private Bag H 631, Heidelberg , 2400 Tel: 011 364-1101 Fax: 011 341-7647
Office: Roodeplaat Dam Address: Box 15163 , Lynne East, PTA, 0039 Tel: 012 808-0373 Fax: 012 808-5088
Office: Suikerbosrand Address: Private Bag H 616, Heidelberg , 2400 Tel: 011 493 6300 Fax: 011 493 6330