Word map helps plot a course for park plan

The Tokai Cecilia Management Framework conveners created a map of words that have come in from stakeholders’ submissions, with the bigger words representing those mostly frequently used. They discovered they have 135 220 words.

The second phase of a public review of the plan to manage Tokai Park and Cecilia for the next 20 years started on Thursday August 5.

Professor Wendy Foden and Dr Howard Hendricks, the conveners of the Tokai Cecilia Management Framework, hosted an online information session attended by about 40 interested and affected parties and SANParks staff.

The conveners say they received 376 stakeholder registrations with 76 comments for the completed first phase of the review (“Tokai Cecilia Management Framework review launched,” Bulletin May 27).

The conveners created a map of words that have come in from stakeholders’ submissions, with the bigger words representing those most frequently used. They discovered they have 135 220 words.

Professor Foden said input covered a wide range of issues in the Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) and not only related to Tokai and Cecilia.

Dr Howard said workshops, open to all stakeholders, would be held later in the month and into September to look at key issues related to fire management; safety and security; tourism development; cultural heritage; recreation; vegetation, fauna, education and park management.

The consolidated report will be available from Monday October 4 and stakeholders will be able to view and comment on it from Monday October 25, after which they will have 21 days to submit written comments.

To attend a workshop, email TCMF@sanparks.org

Fire management is one of the key issues to be discussed in workshops to be held later this month and into September.