The Kruger National Park will hold structured meetings at all major cities from May 17-27 to broaden the consultation process for the Management Plan review. Interested members of the public are invited to join and give input.

It is a requirement of the National Environment Management: Protected Areas Act No 57 of 2003 that all protected areas must have management plans that are reviewed every 10 years.

KNP Managing Executive, Glenn Phillips, said: “SANParks’ vision, which reads, ‘a sustainable National Park system connecting society’, is the cornerstone of the park management plan and serves as a guideline for our engagements with stakeholders.” He added that the park’s first management plan was approved in 2008 and the consultation process was limited. “This time we would like to include as many people as possible.”

Five stakeholder meetings will take place at four major cities as follows:

  • May 24 at Strand Tower Hotel, Cape Town, from 09h00
  • May 25 at Manhattan Hotel, Pretoria, from 08h00
  • May 27 at Ingwenyama Lodge, White River, from 09h00

Those who are unable to attend the sessions, may register as a stakeholder and still give input either on the SANParks website, here or by calling Dudu Letswele on 013 735 4102; or email knpmanagementplan@sanparks.org