Cape Town – In an effort to ensure that interested and affected stakeholders in the review process of the Tokai Cecilia Management Framework (TCFM) are fully on board, the Convenors Dr Howard Hendricks and Professor Wendy Foden will afford more opportunity to clarify the engagement process.

This is according to South African National Parks (SANParks) Spokesperson, Rey Thakhuli, who said the convenors took note that several stakeholders were not able to attend the meeting this week or were affected by technological challenges during the TCMF stakeholder and public engagement meeting held on Tuesday 25 May 2021.

He said the TCMF review process aims to put the future management of Tokai and Cecilia areas in place as vital management sections of the Table Mountain National Park (TMNP). SANParks was formally assigned management of the State owned Tokai and Cecilia plantations as part of the TMNP on 11 February 2005 by the then Minister of Water Affairs and Forestry as vital management sections of TMNP.

According to Thakhuli the Convenors agreed to provide more opportunity as a sign of demonstrating an open, fair and accessible review process. “This will provide an additional opportunity to clarify the stakeholder engagement process to those stakeholders who still have queries about the review process.”

He said this opportunity is scheduled for Thursday 03 June 2021 at 19h00 using the Zoom platform with the Zoom link to be circulated to all the stakeholders shortly.

“All stakeholders are reminded that we are currently in a commenting period. The commenting period is extended to 30 June 2021. Any comments, concerns or position statements should be sent to TCMF@sanparks.org, concluded Thakhuli.

For more information please visit SANParks website at https://www.sanparks.org/…/tabl…/about/tokai-cecilia.php