Problem is that these many projects are not integrated into the 5 local municipalities IDP's (Integrated Development Plans) and thus not properly reflected in the UDM IDP (Umkhanyakude District Municipality Integrated Development Plan) or EMF Environmental Management Framework)
Who to blame for this is a tough question, but it needs to be answered, and the responsible person needs to be taken to task and face a public disciplinary hearing. The person responsible for this terrible state of affairs that has caused many thousands within the Elephant Coast tourism region to loose their jobs, and many developers to have their developments torn down causing further economic losses needs to be removed from office.
The IWPA (iSimangaliso Wetland Park Authority) manage the IWPWHS (iSimangaliso Wetland Park World Heritage Site) on behalf of the world population, and are responsible to ensure that the world public has access to relevant information about the IWP (iSimangaliso Wetland Park) and how the IWP is being managed.
The UDM (Umkhanyakude district Municipality) is currently busy with an EMF (Environmental Management Framework) planning exercise, but this EMF (Environmental Management Framework) somehow excludes the IWPA's (iSimangaliso Wetland Park Authority's) projects. Unfortunately the IWPWHS (iSimangaliso Wetland Park World Heritage Site) falls entirely within the UDM (Umkhanyakude district Municipalty) and the 5 local municipalities of
Once again who is responsible and who should be fired?
I am personally of the opinion that there are two (2) candidates 1) is the CEO of the IWPA (iSimangaliso Wetland Park Authority) and 2) The minister of Environmental Affairs who was mandated to Appoint the CEO of the IWPA by the WHCA (World Heritage Convention Act)
The UDM EMF (Umkhanyakude District Municipality Environmental Management Framework) will give us the tools to high light these issues and push for some action to be taken.
The EIA for the Sodwana bay Redevelopment project will give us another tool to tackle this issue, and if we are successful in bringing both actions to the attention of the public at the same time we may achieve a little more success.