Notice is given to all interested and affected parties that in terms of section 39, read with section 41 of the National Environmental Management: Protected Areas Act No. 57 of 2003 (NEM:PAA) SANParks is revising the park management plan for Table Mountain National Park (TMNP). The TMNP management plan is also being revised in terms of section 21 of the World Heritage Convention Act No. 49 of 1999 as the Park forms part of the Cape Floral Region World Heritage Site.

 

The purpose of the park management plan is to guide the future management of the National Park for the period 2015 –2025. The NEM:PAA requires that interested or affected persons be given the opportunity to comment on the plan.

 

Please note, you are required to register in order to participate in this process by accessing the SANParks website at www.sanparks.org/conservation/park_man/forms/reg_form.php. You can also register by telephone or post (see contact details below) and at the public information sessions. The stakeholder participation process is running from 16 February to 9 May 2015.

 

An electronic version of the management plan has been available on the SANParks website www.sanparks.org/conservation/park_man/draft_plans.php

from 16 February 2015. The plan can also be viewed at the following locations.

 

Athlone public library Khayelitsha public library
Bellville public library Kloof Nek office, TMNP
Boulders visitor centre, TMNP Langa public library
Cape Town: central library Mitchells Plain, Town Centre public library
Claremont public library Mowbray public library
Fish Hoek public library Simon’s Town public library
Grassy Park public library Tokai Manor office, TMNP
Gugulethu public library Tokai public library
Hout Bay public library  

 

Stakeholders are further invited to attend public information sessions at one of the venues listed below and comment on aspects relating to these plans.

 

Date  and time Venue
13 April 2015 (18h00 – 20h00) Rocklands Minor Hall, Cnr Spine & Park Roads, Rocklands, Mitchell’s Plain
14 April 2015 (09h00 – 12h00) Fish Hoek Municipal Hall, Central Circle, Fish Hoek
14 April 2015 (14h00 – 17h00) Cape Town Central Library, Drill Hall, Darling Street, Cape Town
15 April 2015 (10h00 – 13h00) Simon’s Town Museum, Court Road, Simons Town
15 April 2015 (16h00 – 19h00) Roman Catholic Church, Pokela Road, Masiphumelele
16 April 2015 (16h00 – 19h00)

 

Newlands Conference Room, Newlands Forest Station, Union Avenue (M3)
17 April 2015 (10h00 – 13h00) Edith Stephens Nature Reserve, Govan Mbeki Road, Philippi
18 April 2015 (09h00 – 12h00) Site B community hall, Khayelitsha Sulani Drive  (opposite Site B SAPS )

 

Written comments are to be forwarded either electronically or by mail to André Spies by 9 May 2015.

André Spies

Postal address: P.O. Box 787, Pretoria, 0001

Tel: 012 426 5212

Email: andre.spies@sanparks.org