Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs to launch the Environmental Assessment Practitioners Association of South Africa
5 Apr 2011
Rejoice Mabudafhasi, the Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs will on Thursday, 7 April 2011 launch the Environmental Assessment Practitioners Association of South Africa (EAPASA).
The purpose of the Association is to promote the public interest through the advancement of the quality of environmental assessment practice in South Africa by establishing, promoting and maintaining registration of Environmental Assessment Practitioners in terms of section 24H of the National Environmental Management Act, Act 107 of 1998.
In November 2005, the former Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEAT) and the Interim Certification Board (ICB) for Environmental Assessment Practitioners of South Africa (representing 17 organisations) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU, which enabled a broad Consultative Process for the establishment of an Environmental Assessment Practitioners’ Association, which is proposed to act as a Registration Authority for EAPs in South Africa.
The launch will take place in Pretoria but will also be webcast live in Durban at the Riverside Hotel and Cape Town at Breakwater Lodge on the following addresses: http://streaming.csir.co.za/live/?streaming or http://sport.csir.co.za/live/?streaming.
Media is invited to the event.
Details of the main event are as follows:
Venue: CSIR ICC, Meiring Naude Road, Brumeria, Pretoria
Date: Thursday, 7 April 2011
Time: From 10h30 until 12h30
To RSVP contact:
Lucky Sindane: 012 310 3198 / 072 188 9216 / LSindane@environment.gov.za
Ernest Mulibana: 012 310 3990 /firstname.lastname@example.org
Xolani Ngqoshela: 012 310 3078 / XNgqoshela@environment.gov.za
For media enquiries contact:
Cell: 083 490 2871
Issued by: Department of Environmental Affairs
5 Apr 2011
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