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"Enduring partnerships are created between landowners, local communities and authorities, non-governmental organisations as well as with other conservation agencies."
 




The successful implementation of this landscape conservation initiative depends on the partners and participants of this project.

Enduring partnerships are created between landowners, local communities and authorities, government and non-governmental organisations, as well as with formal conservation agencies.

Our ultimate goal is to extend our partnerships to include all in the Greater Cederberg Region. Please contact our offices in Porterville should you wish to become involved.

Botanical Society
Representative: Penny Mustart

Mindful of the role of the people of South Africa as custodians of the world's richest floral heritage, it is our mission to win the hearts and minds and material support of individuals and organisations wherever they may be for the conservation, cultivation, study and wise use of the indigenous flora and vegetation of southern Africa.
Cape Action for People and the Environment
Representative: Azisa Parker

Cape Action for People and the Environment (C.A.P.E.) is a programme of the South African government, with support from international donors, to protect the rich biological heritage of the Cape Floristic Region. C.A.P.E seeks to unleash the economic potential of land and marine resources through focused investment in development of key resources, while conserving nature and ensuring that all people benefit.
Cederberg Conservancy
Representative: André Marais

As a landowner and founder member of the Cederberg Conservancy, it is a great privilege to - once again - be actively involved in the establishment of a groundbreaking conservation area. I highly appreciate the fact that my views on the matter are valued. I have always had an interest in ecology and the various biospheres in this area and by being actively involved it creates great opportunity to influence others to take more of an interest as well.
Community Representatives
Representative: Ds Freddie Hans
Conservation International
Representative: Sarah Frazee

Conservation International believes that the Earth's natural heritage must be maintained if future generations are to thrive spiritually, culturally and economically. Our mission is to conserve the Earth's living heritage, our global biodiversity, and to demonstrate that human societies are able to live harmoniously with nature.
Department of Water Affairs and Forestry (Water Affairs)
Representative: Francois van Heerden

Our slogan "some for all for ever" summarises what we stand for. This is however not only relevant to water but to all our natural resources. This means that water, as a resource cannot be managed in isolation but that it has to be managed in an integrated way, and in conjunctions with other role players. As custodian of our water resources DWAF aims to ensure that enough water will be available in the GCBC, while the GCBC will assist DWAF in achieving this goal. It is important to have both parties involved.
DTEC
Representative: Dewald Badenhorst
Environmental Monitoring Group
Representative: Noel Oettle

Through our work, we hope to encourage the development of environmental policies, practices and action that lead to a deeper, more humane and more sustainable relationship with each other and the natural environment. Our mission is to awaken the potential in ourselves and others to engage powerfully, mindfully and creatively in our relationship with the natural environment and the resources that sustain life.
Provincial Department of Agriculture (Research)
Representative: Nelmarie Visser

It is important for the Western Cape Department of Agriculture to be involved with the GCBC, as the majority of land-users within the GCBC domain are part of the our client group. As partners in the developmental process and beyond, our department is committed to help ensure that this unique initiative will succeed and serve as a working model for the rest of the Western Cape Province, which could be implemented elsewhere.
SANParks
Representative: Conrad Strauss

Situated within a global biodiversity hotspot, we promote the wise, integrated and efficient management of the biodiversity and cultural heritage of Tankwa Karoo National Park, maintaining the typical ambience and sense of place in order to provide associated benefits to regional development. As one of the regional partners, we seek to develop and maintain inclusive and honourable cooperative governance that promotes community participation and empowerment to balance economic and social development with conservation of our ecological and cultural heritage.
Succulent Karoo Ecosystem Programme
Representative: Daphne Hartney

The Succulent Karoo Ecosystem Programme (SKEP) evolved as a bi-national initiative that seeks to develop conservation as a land use rather than' instead of land use. SKEP ensures that the people of the Succulent Karoo take ownership of and enjoy their unique living landscape in a way that maintains biodiversity and improves livelihoods now and into perpetuity.
Cederberg Municipality
Representative: Matilda Smith
Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning
Representative: Gerhard Gerber

The Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning is focussed on the sustainable environmental management and integrated development planning, the development of integrated, sustainable human settlements, and ensuring equal access and sustainable use of the province's natural resources.
Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning
Representative: Willem Smith

In the Western Cape, the Chief Directorate Environment and Land use Planning (a chief directorate of DEADP), is responsible to ensure that sustainable development takes place through integrated planning and cross-cutting environmental and planning coordination. To achieve this, the chief directorate is represented on the steering committee of the GCBC.
Department of Water Affairs and Forestry (Forestry)
Representative: Paul Gerber

DWAF has a role in providing guidance and advice on best practices for the effective enforcement of the National Forests Act, 1998, and the National Veld and Forest Fire Act, 1998. Assistance is provided in all related activities including the establishment of Fire Protection Associations and the management thereof. Awareness raising and education plays a vital role in implementing this legislation.

DWAF identified biological diversity as a national priority. This implies that DWAF promotes the necessity to sustainably use biological resources and maintain diversity to serve the national interest.

Regarding communities our vision is to contribute to social and economic upliftment of all peoples of South Africa by promoting the responsible and sustainable utilisation of our natural resources and encouraging tree and people centred development in the country.

The partnerships created by the GCBC and direct support given by the steering committee enable DWAF to achieve its goals/
Mountain Club SA
Representative: Fran Hunziker
Provincial Department of Agriculture
Representative: Ollie Olivier