The primary functions of the Board are:
||To direct the management of nature
conservation within protected areas;
||To develop and promote ecotourism
facilities within the protected areas;
||To ensure proper, efficient and
effective management of the Nature Conservation
Service in the province.
Office of the CEO
The Office of the CEO of provides strategic direction,
leadership and a support function to all the operations
of the organisation.
In consultation with the Accounting Authority (Board)
and the Executive Committee, the CEO ensures efficient
implementation of the visionary framework and the achievement
of the strategic plan and goals.
The office of the CEO plays a critical role in organisational
change, performance management, business transformation
The CEO also ensures management of the organisation
on sound business principles and ensuring compliance
with the relevant legislation.
The Biodiversity Conservation Cluster manages the natural
resources within three regions i.e. Coastal (Durban),
Zululand (Eshowe) and uKhahlamba (Midmar).
The Biodiversity Conservation Cluster comprises three
critical functions – Biodiversity Management,
Scientific Services and Partnerships that ensure that
implementation of conservation activities takes place
within the framework of the organisational strategy,
and legislative prescripts and international conventions.
This cluster is very instrumental in ensuring the development
of conservation strategic partnerships, research, and
biodiversity management in KwaZulu Natal.
The Commercial Operations Cluster is dedicated to raising
revenue and generating profits by leveraging the ecotourism
strengths of the organisation without compromising the
environmental integrity and biodiversity responsibility
The Commercial Operations Cluster generates revenue
from accommodation at the camps, concessions, guest
activities in protected areas, resale of facilities,
natural resource trade and permits.
Business development which includes marketing and advertising,
Public Private Partnerships, and socio-economic contribution
in the form of leases, joint ventures, outsourcing and
community levy fund are also the responsibility of the
Commercial Operations Cluster.
The Corporate Services Cluster is the support function
to the core business units of EKZNW.
This cluster comprises Human Resources, Technical Services,
Information Technology and Legal Services.
These functions are performed according to the cluster
service model based on Total Quality Management system
which is focused on providing effective and efficient
support services to core business units i.e. Biodiversity
Conservation and Commercial Operations.
Chief Financial Officer
The Chief Financial Officer performs all financial and
supply chain management related functions.
In line with the current governance imperatives the
internal audit function reports to the Board.
It provides support to management in terms of implementation
of organisational internal controls and risk management.
It also conducts performance auditing and ensures compliance
with good governance requirements as embedded in the
legislative prescripts, and King II Report on Corporate