Conservation

The MCSA’s Stance on Climate Change

2019-08-23T09:48:34+02:00May 11th, 2019|Conservation|

The Mountain Club of South Africa recognises that the effects of climate change and the interconnected issues, e.g. biodiversity loss, pollution of all environments, especially the mountains, the increasing severity of droughts and storms, should be very high on the current concerns of all MCSA members. It is well-established that the continuing pollution by mankind [...]

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Magaliesberg biosphere reserve

2018-05-21T18:21:50+02:00June 21st, 2015|Conservation|

Magaliesberg declared a World Biosphere Reserve After nearly a decade of lobbying and sustained efforts by a committee of dedicated environmentalists‚ including the MCSA, the Magaliesberg has been declared a world biosphere reserve in June 2015. The announcement was made in Paris by the International Co-ordinating Council of the Programme on Man and the Biosphere (MAB) [...]

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Gouritz Cluster Biosphere Reserve

2018-05-21T18:14:50+02:00June 21st, 2015|Conservation|

Gouritz declared a World Biosphere Reserve The Gouritz Cluster in the southern Cape has been declared a world biosphere reserve in June 2015. MCSA members from the South Cape Section were involved in the process. South Africa now has eight recognised biosphere reserves: Gouritz (2015), Magaliesberg (2015), Kogelberg (1998), Cape West Coast Extension (2003), Waterberg [...]

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Statement 2 on the Kgaswane Country Lodge

2018-05-22T12:04:57+02:00June 2nd, 2013|Conservation|

STATEMENT ON THE KGASWANE COUNTRY LODGE MAGALIESBERG PROTECTED ENVIRONMENT The Appeal The much-awaited appeal took place in the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein on 13 May 2013.   The MPA was represented by Advocates Peter Lazarus and Fiona Southwood, with Amanda van der Lith as our attorney, all three acting on a pro bono basis.   [...]

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Statement 1 on the Kgaswane Country Lodge

2018-05-21T19:05:24+02:00March 7th, 2013|Conservation|

STATEMENT ON THE KGASWANE COUNTRY LODGE MAGALIESBERG PROTECTED ENVIRONMENT A luta continua! Having lost its application for review of the North-West province’s post-hoc approval for the Kgaswane Country Lodge, a 57-bedroom upmarket hotel which had been illegally constructed inside the Magaliesberg Protected Environment, in the Mafikeng High Court, as well as the application to the [...]

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Negotiated Access to Wilderness Areas – Anthony Hall

2018-06-10T21:56:21+02:00June 10th, 2010|Conservation|

Over the last 5 years Anthony Hall has been an up and coming member of the MCSA Cape Town Section, particularly in his role as a team leader within the Mountain Rescue Team. In 2010 he approached Jeremy Colenso (B.Soc.Sci. LLB. Advocate High Court of South Africa; Solicitor England and Wales; Certified Mountain Guide WC6088) [...]

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