8 February 2011 at 1:45 pm
In 2011, the CER is partnering with the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA) on a project designed to expand the capacity of our Promoting Participation programme. This programme is aimed at facilitating effective civil society participation in environmental decision-making.
The CER-WESSA project entails working with communities, community organisations and NGOs who are interested and affected parties in particular licensing applications (typically EIAs under NEMA or the MPRDA), providing advice, guidance and support (including sourcing experts where required). The project manager is Andy Gubb, who will be assisted by a full-time environmental management intern based at the CER.
The licensing applications selected for this project must comply with the Centre’s case selection criteria. The cases in question can also be smaller EIAs, which often provide better facts for test cases. If you are aware of any licensing/EIA applications that require such support, please send details of such cases to Andy Gubb at [email protected].