Kruger National Park Management Plan Review Notice

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Dear Stakeholder,

SANParks has started the review process of the Kruger National Park’s Management Plan in compliance with the National Environmental Management: Protected Areas Act No.57 of 2003. Interested and affected parties are invited to participate in the Kruger National Park (KNP) Management Plan review process (as per Section 39(3) of the Act).  

The SANParks Vision of ‘A sustainable National Park system connecting society’ is the cornerstone of our engagements with stakeholders.  This Vision supports our core business to manage the biodiversity and heritage assets through innovation and best practices, for the just and equitable benefit of current and future generations.  
The Park Management Plan provides the strategic and operational framework for the management of KNP within the broader land use context.  

The KNP Management Plan review will follow a structured process, and stakeholders will have the opportunity to provide inputs through: 

Attending public meetings with respect to the strategic “desired state” and key characteristics of the KNP in relation to the broader landscape;  
Providing written inputs; and
Attending interest group meetings.

Public meetings will take place at the following venues:
18 April 2017 Mutale:Tshilamba Community Hall 09:30
19 April 2017 Born Again Church, Maphophe Village 09:30
20 April 2017 Malamulele:  Worship Tabemacle Christian Church 09:30
21 April 2017 Giyani Old Parliament 09:30
24 April 2017 Ba-Phalaborwa Municipality Hall 09:30
25 April 2017 Hoedspruit – Rhino Convention 09:30
26 April 2017 Arcornhoek, Miriam Mokgakane Hall 09:30
2 May 2017 Hossana Church Hall, Hazyview-Tshabalala 09:30
3 May 2017 Nelspruit/Ka-Bokweni, JV Mdluli Confrerence Centre 09:30
4 May 2017 Zoe Faith Temples International, KaMhlushwa 09:30

To accommodate as many stakeholders as possible, further meetings will take place in Gauteng, Western Cape and KZN, and the dates and venues will be confirmed.  There will also be interest group consultation meetings, which are scheduled to take place in April, May and June.  

Stakeholders can obtain information about the review process, as well as register on the SANParks Website https://www.sanparks.org/conservation/park_man/.  Alternatively, you can contact the Project Manager by sending an e-mail to knpmanagementplan@sanparks.org, or call Dudu Letswele on: 013 735 4102 between Monday and Friday during office hours (07:3016:00). 

Yours sincerely,
The Project Team

View original report: Addendum 11 – Invite KNP Management Plan Stakeholder consultation

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