Priority Environmental Issues in South Africa

Priority Environmental Issues in South Africa

I am searching for any references or thoughts on the above.

The purpose of this exercise is to identify important environmental issues within the South Africa context. But these may also include issues of wider significance such as global warming and ozone depletion which also impact on South Africa. This task is a component of a study to investigate the possible use of environmental resource economics in South Africa.

Thanks in anticipation.

(Below is a list of references I have already located - don't want you to spend hours responding to what I have already found - and they may be of use to you - no flames because of length please!)


Cooper C.K. et al., 1990, Project ECOS 1990: Survey of South African society to determine opinions on environmental issues, Market Research Africa (Pty) Ltd.

Cooper C.K. et al., 1992, Project ECOS 1991: Survey of South African industries environmental decision makers, Market Research Africa (Pty) Ltd.

Department of Environment Affairs. 1992. Managing South Africa's environmental resources: a possible new approach. Environmental Resource Economics Booklet. Department of Environment Affairs Publication.

Fuggle R.F & Rabie M.A. 1992. Environmental management in South Africa. Juta & Co, Cape Town.

Kalahari Conservation Society, 1992, Survey of membership to determine priorities for inclusion in conservation strategy, Kalahari Conservation Society Newsletter September 1992

Lemons J. (Ed). 1994. The environmental challenge. The Environmental Professional Vol 16 (2) (A proposal to create a National Institute for the Environment)

Macdonald I.A.W, van Wijk K & Boyd L., 1993. Conservation priorities in Southern Africa: Results of a questionnaire survey carried out during 1992. South African Nature Foundation Report.

Panayotou T. 1994. Economic instruments for environmental management and sustainable development. United Nations Environmental Programme's Consultative Expert Group Meeting on the Use & Application of Economic Policy Instruments for Environmental Management & Sustainable Development, Nairobi, August 10-12 1994

President's Council Report (South Africa). 1991. Report of the three committees of the President's Council on a national environmental management system. Government Printers, Cape Town.

Preston G.R., Fuggle R.F. & Siegfried W.R. 1989. Environmental issues in South Africa: perceptions of professional ecologists and business leaders, South African Journal of Wildlife Research

Sadler B. 1994. Proposed framework: International study of the effectiveness of environmental assessment. FEARO & IAIA.

From: (Andrew Mackenzie)
Newsgroups: za.environment
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 1994 10:45:38 GMT
Organization: Environmental Evaluation Unit - Univ Cape Town, SAfr

Editor: Ali B. Ali-Dinar
Previous Menu Home Page What's New Search Country Specific