Interrelating stakeholder views to promote collaborative stakeholder protection of the Crocodile and Sabie Rivers in the Inkomati River Catchment, Mpumalanga Province, South Africa

2019-04-02T21:13:23Z (GMT) by KATHERINE LOUISE LISHMAN
The National Freshwater Ecosystem Priority Area (NFEPA) Project highlights that priority rivers need to be conserved in South Africa to secure the sustainability of freshwater resources. This research aims to interrelate stakeholder views to promote collaborative stakeholder protection of the Crocodile and Sabie Rivers. By exploring stakeholder views of the NFEPA project, relevant stakeholder platforms and stakeholder roles and relationships relating to river protection, this research enhances understanding of the implementation of national water policy at local level. It is proposed that over time, an adaptive local governance system will promote collaborative stakeholder protection of the Crocodile and Sabie Rivers.