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Park Management Plans: Notice to Kalahari Gemsbok- and Mountain Zebra National Park stakeholders

Date: 2016-01-12

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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) that SANParks is revising the park management plans for Kalahari Gemsbok National Park (KGNP) and Mountain Zebra National Park (MZNP). 

The purpose of the park management plan is to guide the future management of the respective National Parks for the period 2016 – 2026.  The NEM:PAA requires that interested or affected persons be given the opportunity to comment on the plans. 

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. 

Electronic versions of the management plans will be available on the SANParks website https://www.sanparks.org/conservation/park_man/draft_plans_public_comment.php on the following dates: 18 January 2016 for MZNP and 25 January 2016 for KGNP.  Written comments are to be submitted either electronically or by mail, to André Spies by 26 February 2016 for MZNP and 4 March 2016 for KGNP.  The plans can also be viewed at the following locations.

Park Location Park Location
MZNP Cradock Public Library, J.A. Calata St, Cradock KGNP Welkom Community Hall, 02 Skool St, Welkom
Horseshoe Public Library, Parsonage St, Graaff-Reinet Askham Community Hall, 91 Seringboom St, Askham
Kroonvale Public Library, Akasia St, Graaff-Reinet KLK Co-op, Askham
Pearston Public Library, Main St, Pearston Kaap Agri Co-op, Askham
Middleburg Public Library, corner Van Reenen and Church St. Klein-Mier Community Hall, Buitekant St, Klein-Mier
Kwa-Nonzame Public Library, Cetyiwe Street, Middleburg Mier local municipal office, Rietfontein
  Boesman Council, Andriesvale
  Upington library
  Tol Speelman Community Hall, Keimoes St, Upington


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

Park Date & Time Venue
MZNP 2 February 2016 - 09:00 Karel Theron Primary School Hall, Victoria St, Middelburg
  2 February 2016 - 15:00 Vusubuntu Lodge and Cultural Village, 01 Eluxolweni St, Lingelihle, Cradock
  3 February 2016 - 09:00 Pearston Town Hall, 49 Voortrekker St
  3 February 2016 - 15:00 Camdeboo Municipality Auditorium, 36 Sheet St, Graaff-Reinet
KGNP 9 February 2016 - 09:00 Welkom Community Hall, 02 Skool St, Welkom
  9 February 2016 - 16:00 Askham Community Hall, 91 Seringboom St, Askham
  10 February 2016 - 09:00 Klein - Mier Community Hall, Buitekant St, Klein Mier
  10 February 2016 - 16:00 Rietfontein Community Hall, 53 Daan Swanepoel St, Rietfontein
  11 February 2016 - 09:00 Andriesvale Community Hall
  11 February 2016 - 16:00 Tol Speelman Community Hall, Keimoes St, Upington


André Spies
Postal address: P.O. Box 787, Pretoria, 0001
Tel: 012 426 5212
Email: andre.spies@sanparks.org

 

 

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