Review of the Regulatory and Policy Framework Relating to the Harvesting of Wild Honeybush (Cyclopia Spp.)


This section of the review introduces the regulatory and policy framework that that applies to the
picking, selling and export of wild honeybush.1
It focuses on:

  • The legal dimensions of wild honeybush harvesting and its management within the context of fynbos ecosystem dynamics;
  • Policies that promote the sustainable commercial use of wild honeybush and equitable sharing of its proceeds; and
  • Institutional arrangements that have been put in place to advance the ‘biodiversity economy’.