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  • Coastal Tourism: Planning | DLIST Benguela
    improve on pamphlet developed by Municipality of Walvis Bay demarcate dune areas for ORVs Namib Film based on draft regulations and zoning plan and help motivate enforcement agencies The cabled off Damara Tern breeding areas were repaired and new signage added A press and radio campaign was initiated Tour operators offered evening talks on biodiversity and general ORV behaviour ethics Tommy s Tours and Desert Explorers Main recommendations were to get GRN to clarify ownership and mandates approve draft regulations and move on proclamation of the area under the Walvis Bay Nature Reserve Download the Contingency Plan and Meeting Minutes here Provincial guidelines Planning managing and assessing of off road routes in the Western Cape Province South Africa The Western Cape Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning DEA DP released in 2006 a Guideline Series addressing the planning management and assessment of off road routes in the Province The series includes guidelines for route planners and operators environmental practitioners and authorities and recreational trail users Download the guide for route planners and operators here the guide for environmental assessment practitioners authorities and route planners here the practical guide for recreational trail users here and an introductory letter to stakeholders here Guidelines on the Implementation of Regulations Pertaining to the Control of Vehicles in the Coastal Zone South Africa These guidelines were published in December 2004 to explain how the regulations on ORVs will be implemented in respect of the permissible use of vehicles in the coastal zone the designation of recreational use areas vehicle use in the coastal zone under permit licences for boat launching and exemptions Download the guidelines here NEMA Regulations for the Control of Vehicles in the Coastal Zone Changes in Ecological and Socio economic Conditions in the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park since Implementation of

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  • Coastal Tourism: Taking collective action | DLIST Benguela
    development along the South African West Coast Coastal Tourism Taking collective action What DLIST users say Above all find solutions together and not offer problems Reaching decision makers on the West Coast South Africa In October 2006 the Port Nolloth Museum addressed a letter to the DTEC Director expressing concern with off road vehicles destroying our beaches and dunes pollution dumping and littering crayfish and shellfish poaching illegal fireworks and other problems affecting the coast especially in the holiday season Go to the Strandlopers DLIST Discussions to read the letter Emanating from the letter a meeting was held in December 2006 with representatives from government private sector Police etc If you want to collaborate or find out more contact Grazia de Beer at bedrock icon co za Voicing concerns through the media in Elands Bay South Africa The announcement of a proposed quad bike competition in the dune area of Elands Bay has given rise to hot debate on DLIST radio and the press Read more about the proposed event potential detrimental effects from quad biking and opinions from the tourism industry on this DLIST Discussion Download the news article about the proposed event in Elands Bay in Feb 2007 and about the decision to move it to privately owned The Dunes at nearby Lambert s Bay Discussing actions to take at Matzikama Municipality South Africa A multi stakeholder meeting was held on 15 November 2006 at the Municipal Chambers of the Matzikama Municipality to discuss the impacts of off road vehicles on the coast and solutions to the problem Contact Suzanne du Plessis at kwela intekom co za to find out more Reaching the higher political level in Walvis Bay Namibia The Municipality of Walvis Bay has drafted a document with recommendations to the Namibian Government on how to

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  • Coastal Tourism: Educating | DLIST Benguela
    programme that involves changing people s behaviour there are 4 steps Communicate Educate Convert and Sustain The second step is the crucial one but also the most difficult one as it means converting all the education messages into action that will sustain change Course material Tourism Module 8 of the distance learning course on Sustainable Development in Coastal Areas on DLIST is dedicated to tourism It covers aspects related to environmental and social impacts of tourism in general Download the course material here School programmes The Western Cape Department of Environment and Development Planning DEA DP is using schools for environmental education via children For more information contact Alison Davison at adavison pgwc gov za or on 021 483 2965 Ecoclubs Recently the Museum Centre of Port Nolloth in cooperation with DLIST started an Ecoclub for children between 9 and 12 years of age The aims of the Ecoclub are to introduce the children to the environment and to raise awareness of environmental issues In the weekly meetings the children learn about different habitats and biodiversity of the area through little excursions experiments observation of animals games craftworks etc Therefore the Ecoclub meetings are everything but ordinary school lessons On the longer run it will be important to communicate with other Ecoclubs in order to exchange ideas information materials and also to organize exchange visits If you want to share your information experiences and ideas with the Port Nolloth Ecoclub or if you want to know more about it please contact Nosipho isanosipho gmail com or Johann jlonzer mweb co za Marine Litter Teacher s Manual Class and Field Activities Based on the experience gained through the BCLME Marine Litter Project this manual intends to provide some guidance for teachers who wish to introduce the topic in classes and plan

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  • Coastal Tourism: Enforcing | DLIST Benguela
    Litter Introduction Property development along the South African West Coast Coastal Tourism Enforcing What DLIST users say Appropriate government departments need to become focused on the important issues and need to work with the local people to enforce the law effectively Community enforcement Ideas raised include volunteer watchers and strandloper kiosks that would act as a hotline over the season for reporting of infringements and be linked strongly with environmental

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  • Coastal Tourism: Introduction
    Strandlopers Guide to the Namaqua Coast South Africa Initiated by the Port Nolloth Museum this pamphlet has become a joint effort of many different people and organisations that share the common goal of raising awareness and informing everyone about the precious area where the west coast meets the Richtersveld desert Spotlights are off road vehicles ORVs pollution pyrotechnics flora and fauna protection etc juxtaposed with a strong promotion of ecotourism and the splendours of the area Download the Strandloper Guide map and brochure and read more about its development distribution and results on the DLIST discussions If you are interested in the Strandloper Project please contact Elize Hough at dog hondeklip co za or Grazia de Beer at bedrock icon co za Brochure What can we do to keep our coast clean South Africa Namibia and Angola One potential impact from coastal tourism is an increase in marine litter Discussions on DLIST Benguela about the problem of marine litter and awareness raising and educational activities on the ground promoted by the BCLME Programme have resulted in a Burning Issue on Marine Litter and a brochure in English and Portuguese that describes what we can do to help minimise this problem Download the brochure in English and Portuguese Visit the Burning Issue on Marine Litter and contact Maria Sardinha at bclme behp nexus ao for more information about the BCLME Project Brochure Walvis Bay Outreach Programme Namibia Following up on activities promoted by the BCLME Programme the Walvis Bay Municipality s Environmental Fund has implemented a number of activities such as beach cleaning school competitions and theatre and preparation of informative material This brochure describes the sources and impacts of marine litter in the Walvis Bay area Download the brochure here For more information about the Programme and activities in Walvis Bay contact Kahepako Kakujaha at kkakujaha walvisbaycc org na Signage and information boards Signs and boards can be used to inform visitors of any restrictions and to give advise on how to protect the coastal environment and communities areas where 4x4 vehicles and quad bikes are are not allowed fishing restrictions bylaws and fines etc The Strandloper project funded 7 boards for Port Nolloth area see the photos below Responsible tourism marketing Tourism operators lodge owners and other tourism product owners along the coast can include environmental tips and warnings for visitors on their marketing material One example is the website of Die Honnehok Chalets which includes a page with information on Namaqualand s environment and its protection See the website at http www hondeklip co za Conservation htm and contact Elize Hough at dog hondeklip co za for more information Read more about the position of some tourism operators along the coast on the DLIST discussions More Send your ideas and material to admin dlist benguela org Coastal Tourism Planning planning meeting jpg planning sign jpg planning vehicles jpg What DLIST users say From the Namibian perspective I do think that we need to get our legislation in order first That way the jurisdiction over the dune belt will be clearly determined and the use of various areas in the dune belt will be defined Contingency plan Dune belt area between Swakopmund and Walvis Bay Namibia A number of focused meetings facilitated by NACOMA were held over the festive season in 2006 and recommendations were put together to be shared with the Ministry of Environment and Tourism and the Council of the Municipality of Walvis Bay This committee will continue its work through the year peaking over holidays and long weekends The actions taken were to develop produce and place signage strategically improve on pamphlet developed by Municipality of Walvis Bay demarcate dune areas for ORVs Namib Film based on draft regulations and zoning plan and help motivate enforcement agencies The cabled off Damara Tern breeding areas were repaired and new signage added A press and radio campaign was initiated Tour operators offered evening talks on biodiversity and general ORV behaviour ethics Tommy s Tours and Desert Explorers Main recommendations were to get GRN to clarify ownership and mandates approve draft regulations and move on proclamation of the area under the Walvis Bay Nature Reserve Download the Contingency Plan and Meeting Minutes here Provincial guidelines Planning managing and assessing of off road routes in the Western Cape Province South Africa The Western Cape Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning DEA DP released in 2006 a Guideline Series addressing the planning management and assessment of off road routes in the Province The series includes guidelines for route planners and operators environmental practitioners and authorities and recreational trail users Download the guide for route planners and operators here the guide for environmental assessment practitioners authorities and route planners here the practical guide for recreational trail users here and an introductory letter to stakeholders here Guidelines on the Implementation of Regulations Pertaining to the Control of Vehicles in the Coastal Zone South Africa These guidelines were published in December 2004 to explain how the regulations on ORVs will be implemented in respect of the permissible use of vehicles in the coastal zone the designation of recreational use areas vehicle use in the coastal zone under permit licences for boat launching and exemptions Download the guidelines here NEMA Regulations for the Control of Vehicles in the Coastal Zone Changes in Ecological and Socio economic Conditions in the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park since Implementation of the Regulations Following the publication of the revised South African regulations governing the use of vehicles for recreational purposes in the coastal zone in 2004 the Minister of Environmental Affairs and Tourism commissioned a study to test the validity of public statements and perceptions concerning the positive and negative effects of the beach driving ban Using the Greater St Lucia Wetland Park as a case study the report concluded that the ban has led to positive ecological effects but that the socio economic negative effects need to be addressed Download the report here Regulations in South Africa

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  • Using Energy Wisely | DLIST Benguela
    25 on the electricity you use while cooking Close the door every time you take things out of the fridge and also check that it seals properly Try to boil only the water you need instead of boiling a full pot or kettle every time Close windows and doors when the heater is on Replace electric stoves with gas stoves Insulate your geyser by wrapping newspapers old blankets or other insulating materials around it and the hot water pipes Switch off lights fans computers and other energy consuming appliances when you leave the room Turn off all stand by modes every time you leave the house and before going to bed Use energy saving light bulbs They last much longer and use less electricity Use renewable energy where possible such as installing a solar water heater At Work Install efficient lighting such as CFLs compact fluorescent lights They cost more than normal incandescent bulbs R30 R50 as opposed to R3 60 but last about 10 times longer and use one quarter of the electricity Switch off PCs and lights when leaving the office Implement paper reducing strategies such as recycle and re using or double sided copies If appropriate use laptop computers they consume 90 less energy than standard desktop computers If appropriate use ink jet printers they consume 90 less energy than laser printers Install ceiling and wall insulation Building or Renovating a House In increased energy efficiency can be attained by making environment conscious decisions when building or renovating homes and workplaces design houses that are compatible with the local climate of the region for example in Cape Town s Mediterranean climate building with heavyweight cavity walls and dense compact layout are suited to the wet winters and windy summers plan a house that takes best advantage of

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  • Case Study | DLIST Benguela
    efficiency and conservation The recent crisis in energy supply to the Western Cape has given the government an increased incentive to become proactive in seeking and creating efficient dependable and sustainable ways of keeping up with the country s growing needs The crisis arose as a result of a malfunction of the Koeberg Nuclear Reactor near Cape Town As a result the Western Cape province was subject to long periods of power outages throughout the region that resulted in not only millions of Rands in losses to the economy but also major inconveniences to the population of the region This demand in power production is only set to increase during the winter months which place an increased need on energy The Western Cape government has responded to this demand in the short term by encouraging the region s population to actively conserve energy in their homes and in industry and by putting measures in place for them to do so Yet controlled power outages are still set to continue if the load is too high and it seems that energy conservation alone will not solve the problem of growing energy demand South Africa is in the process of seeking urgent alternatives There are various parties that call for the establishment of more nuclear plants amongst them ministers and politicians who say they are efficient and economical The Koeberg Nuclear Reactor has been in existence and has been operating safely for the past 21 years There are various groups that lobby against it because of the potential to be hugely destructive According to Earthlife Africa the Pebble Bed Nuclear Reactors that Eskom proposes to build in South Africa will cost over R40 billion generate only 70 full time jobs and 500 construction jobs In contrast for the same amount of money

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  • Energy - Key resources | DLIST Benguela
    A simplified guide to IPCC s Climate Change 2001 Impacts Adaptation and Vulnerability Energising South African Cities and Towns A Local Government Guide to Sustainable Energy Planning Cape Town Energy Strategy 2003 Draft Towards the Development of an Integrated Energy Strategy for the Western Cape Draft Status Quo and Gap Analysis 2005 The Energy Efficiency Strategy of the Republic of South Africa Department of Minerals and Energy March 2005 Nuclear Reactions A British Case Study The Impact of the Use of Energy Sources on the Quality of Life of Poor Communities Web Links Wikipedia The Energy Story Energy Resources World Information service on Energy The Department of Minerals and Energy South Africa Eskom Electricity generators for South Africa Country Analysis Brief South Africa Energy Efficiency in Different Sectors DME South Africa The Climate Group The Sustainable Energy Society of Southern Africa Sustainable Energy Africa European Renewable Energy Council World wide Information System for Renewable Energy WIRE Information Gateway for Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency REEGLE Portal das Energias Renováveis in Portuguese International Energy Agency Greenpeace Coal Power Eskom World Nuclear Association nuclear power in South Africa The Chernobyl Legacy in pictures British Wind Energy Association Natural Gas International Geothermal Association Climate Sensitive Building Design Global Wind Energy Council Energy Star Qualified New Homes Consumer s Guide to Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Energy Savers Tips on Saving Energy Money at Home Energy Saving Tips In the Law Occupational Health and Safety Act 1993 Nuclear Energy Act 1999 National Nuclear Regulator Act 1999 Hazardous substances Act 1973 White Paper on the Renewable Energy Policy of the Republic of South Africa 2003 PDF White paper on the Promotion of Renewable Energy and Clean Energy Development Part One Promotion of Renewable Energy August 2002 PDF White Paper on the Energy Policy of the

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