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Breede-Overberg Catchment Management Agency Advisory Committee announced Formatted: Font: (Default) Arial, Bold Media release by the Department of Water Affairs…
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Breede-Overberg Catchment Management Agency Advisory Committee announced Formatted: Font: (Default) Arial, Bold Media release by the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry 16 September 2005 Deleted: ¶ ¶ ¶ The Minister of Water Affairs and Forestry, Buyelwa Sonjica, MP, today, 16 September 2005 announced the .¶ elected Advisory Committee members who will make recommendations on the size and composition of as sp ¶ well as outline the nomination procedure for the Governing Board for the Breede-Overberg Catchment Date: 16 September 2005¶ ¶ Management Agency (CMA). Immediate release¶ ¶ The Advisory Committee will make recommendations to the Minister on the water use sectors and other ¶ interest groups to be represented on the Governing Board, based on specific characteristics within each One Step Closer To A Fully Operational Catchment Water Management Area. Management Agency The Governing Board’s responsibility will be to oversee the operation of the Catchment Management Agency Formatted: Font: 12 pt, Bold and to ensure that national and local water resource management interests are represented. The Board will Formatted: Font: (Default) also be required to provide direction on the strategies and policies to be followed by the Catchment Arial, 12 pt, Bold Management Agency and to ensure that the Catchment Management Agency exercises its powers and Formatted: Normal performs its duties in an efficient, effective and sustainable way. Formatted: Font: (Default) Arial, Bold The main objective of establishing Catchment Management Agency’s is to promote public confidence in the decision-making and to facilitate stakeholder participation in the management of water resources. These Formatted: Font: Bold institutions are established to assist the Minister of Water Affairs and Forestry in the use, development, Formatted: Font: Bold, conservation, protection, management and control of water resources (raw water) in a specific water English (U.K.) management area within the country. Formatted: Font: (Default) Arial, Bold, English (U.K.) The establishment of the Breede-Overberg Catchment Management Agency comes at an opportune moment for South Africa and the Western Cape Province when the use and development of limited water resources Formatted: Font: Bold, requires co-operation between water users in the Breede Water Management Area. The Basin is a complex English (U.K.) natural and social environment with competing demands on limited water resources. Formatted: Font: (Default) Arial, 11 pt Formatted: Font: (Default) The establishment of this Catchment Management Agency will also assist Government in achieving its Arial objectives of eradicating poverty in our country through the equitable allocation of water to all the users. Formatted: Centered The establishment of Catchment Management Agency’s is seen as a key tool to ensure the empowerment Deleted: ¶ and upliftment of marginalised communities by promoting public participation in water resources Formatted: Font: 10 pt, management. The Breede-Overberg Catchment Management Agency will ensure equitable, efficient and English (U.K.) sustainable water resource management, as access to these resources is key to achieving social, economic Formatted: Font: 10 pt, and environmental integrity and justice. English (U.K.) Effective and efficient water resource management is dependent on the active participation and commitment Deleted: th from of all sectors of South African society. The need to build capacity will be an ongoing process in order to Formatted: English (U.K.) achieve informed decision-making that has at its heart, the will of the people. Formatted: Font: 10 pt, English (U.K.) For more information please contact Mr Silas Mbedzi, Executive Manager: Institutional Oversight, Formatted: Font: 10 pt, Private Bag X313, Pretoria, 0001 or Tel. (012) 336 8264 (during office hours). English (U.K.) Formatted: Font: 10 pt Formatted: Font: 10 pt, English (U.K.) Formatted: Font: 10 pt Formatted: Font: 10 pt Formatted: Font: 10 pt Formatted ... [1] Formatted: Font: 10 pt Formatted ... [2] Formatted ... [3] Formatted: Left Formatted ... [4] Breede-Overberg Catchment Management Agency (CMA) Advisory Committee ã Mr Lance Veotte (SAMWU) - Chairperson Formatted: Bullets and Numbering Member of Parliament ã Ms Mampi Ramotsamai-Kotsi Formatted: Bullets and Numbering Breede/Overberg Reference Group ã Mr Piet Waterboer (Agriwasa & Emergent Farmers) Formatted: Bullets and ã Mr Bernard Joubert (Commercial Irrigation Farmers & WUA’s) Numbering ã Ms Bea Whittaker (Overberg Stakeholder Committee) South African Local Government Association ã Mr Clarence Johnson (Cape-Winelands DM) Formatted: Bullets and Numbering Provincial Government ã Mr Andre Roux (Provincial Government – Deptartment of Agriculture) Formatted: Bullets and ã Mr Ayub Mohamed (Provincial Government - DEA and DP) Numbering National Water Advisory Council ã Ms Elza-Lynne Kruger Formatted: Bullets and Numbering Academic/IWRM/Development Specialist ã Ms Simone Noemdoe (UWC – IWRM) Formatted: Font: Not Bold, Not Italic Formatted: Line spacing: single, Bulleted + Level: 1 + Aligned at: 18 pt + Tab after: 36 pt + Indent at: 36 pt Formatted: Font: 10 pt, Not Bold, Not Italic, English (U.K.) Page 1: [1] Formatted Tilde Eloff 16/09/2005 08:52:00 Font: 10 pt, English (U.K.) Page 1: [2] Formatted Tilde Eloff 16/09/2005 08:52:00 Font: 10 pt, English (U.K.) Page 1: [3] Formatted Tilde Eloff 16/09/2005 08:52:00 Font: 10 pt, English (U.K.) Page 1: [4] Formatted Tilde Eloff 16/09/2005 08:52:00 Line spacing: single
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