CSO Indaba Consolidated Vision cycles 1 & 2

Working together...Managing our waste...Access to clean water...Care for our natural resources...Improving our skills and ability to do things...Getting young people involved...Making sure we remain healthy...Making a living in our catchment...Reducing dependency on mining...Enough food for everyone...Being honest and transparent...Involvement in catchment accountability...Ensuring good service delivery...Supporting good leadership...Climate Change/ResilienceGeneral
LCBusinesses, local communities and environment work togetherNo pollutionNo water contaminationIndigenous plant species (greater plant biodiversity)Environmental education in the community and tribal authorityOpportunities for our youthRecreational activities for everyone (communities, tourists)Greater employment opportunities with environment (not destructiveMinimum sand mining and beneficial to communitiesNo more dying of animalsRegulations on deforestationLegislated (compliant plantation)Prevention of erosion of our roadsTribal leaders understand impact all the decisions made to the people and the environment  
LCCommunities and homes are self sustaining and work together with each otherCleaner air (less air pollution)Healthy continuous stream flowsCare for the environemtnEducating community about environment issues  Sustainable community livelihoodsTransition to renewable sources of energy (alternatives to miing coal power stations)Healthy crop yieldsSuccessful communities (responsible, law wise and abiding)Money reserved for river maintenance in municipalities (IDPs)Proper sewage infrastructureTribal leaders are community driven and understand and collaborate with each other to be custodians of both the environment and people  
LCCommunity and environment symbiotic and progressiveNo litter and toxic wasteEverybody has access to waterAwareness of connection to natureGreater environment legislation awareness  Community based tourism which leads to enterprise development and employmentCompliance of sand miningFood security A catchment with accountable and responsible stakeholders for environment sustainabilityWWTW (effluent compliant)  Sustainable projects
LCGreater consultation with communities (with regard to any land use development eg mining)Cleaning campaign along catchment areaClean waterRehabilitation of riversCapacity building (skills development and environmental awareness    Sustainable development (farming for community/ big scale farmers and agriculture and sustainable harvesting of resources) Mines compliant with legislation    
LCGreater cooperation between communities and NGOs/ governmentDumping of nappies to be eliminated Ecosystem based adaptation projects (range land management, alien clearing, ecosystem restoration and tree propagation)Regular and ongoing workshop to build capacity in the tribal leaders    Garden in every yard/ schools      
LCStrengthen the relationship between stakeholdersNo dumpingClean waterRemoving alien plants e.g. GuavaEducating not to pollute water  Resources for livelihood (not for economic gain only) Community to plough next to the catchment      
LC Creation of safe dumping sites Improved nature conservation            
LC Signs prohibiting dumping in open areas              
LC Pollution free catchment              
LC2Strenthen the involvement of women and youth in PDCEducating the communities and schools No dumping of solid waste into the rivers, water ways and streams.   Youth ambassadors like EM/Rhino- visit schools, churches and encourage the formation of peer forums Bringing communities together to communicate ways in which to generate funding for small scale sustainable tourism. There are many international funders who are more than ready to fund change organisations. We need the funders and others to seriously consider funding small scale projects such that communities can engage the tourism based ecosystemIdentification of opportunities for making a living To offset sand mining- looking for alternative materials for constructionEco-village design educationAwareness around laws, policies and procedures for development within communities- government developments that impact the environment (e.g use of #minealert)MobilizationCivil society access to municipal spaces and have a voiceAlso involve Community Development Foum structures because they were closely to the community  
LC2Increase community awareness on social and legal standing issues around them.Make use of waste to produce electricity Conduct environmental inductions in the communities and schools, stop deforestation   Sports teamsRemoving involvement in mining and into gardens, ecosystem etc.Access to more finance/ start-up capitalsGoing back to basic- Conservation agriculturecombination of modern lifestyle and our past Link communities with legal resource centres (e.g NGOs + CSOs meetings with community centres)- increased interaction between NGOs, CSOs and affected communitiesContributions, submisions and consultations Lobby removal of tenderpreneurs in promoting sustainable jobs, promotes quality, accountability and transparency.All community stakeholders work together and workshop mostly on environmental education  
LC2 Implement regulations Government must be supportive to NGOs  Send messages/ expose to programs- organise through using entertainment Ongoing capacity building Land valuation- review of pollution and control policiesDriving the way of harvesting by using our past of storing foodEncouraging and promoting moral values within the communities that build selfssness, humility, and the spirit of Ubuntu- for example, creating awareness in the community about corrupt traditional leaders that profit from decisions that don't benefit the entire community environmentally or economicallyLaws governmentPrivatising public goodsTeam building workshops for leaders  
LC2 Heavy fines for offenders    Introduce drama related to the environmental isssues Wastepreneures / recycling  Changing the way we do agriculture by using our past with no modern pesticidesGreater policing of environmental regulations and enforcing of environmental laws- e.g. external NGOs with no incentive of being deceptive conducting EIAsAdvocacy    
LC2 Arrest Offenders    poetic languages addressing environmental issues  Communities closest to reserve to be upsklled for future identified jobs Using our resources than buying from factory Educating community to complaint laws    
LC2 Sustainable productions/ green products   Encourage art competitions to develop the environmental issues Sense of pride in community environment   preserve nature     
LC2 Use of social media to educate community      Through starting a small business in groups        
MCCommunity ParticipationToxic Tours-community affected visitsWe would like to see our river growingRemoval of gum treesTransfer of skills development and community awareness campaigns on the impacts and solutionsYouth infrastructure programs (Monitoring, cleaning, advocacy awareness and video clips)No longer having diseases that are caused by water pollution and airpollutionEquality between rich and poor Promotion of small scale agricultural projectsCreate low enforcement to look on the Olifants catchmentPeople, mostly those who contaminates our rivers must complyI want to see every road it is on standard   
MCCreate awareness campaigns for the OlifantsMore rains to clean the dirty that are on the rivers nowIf we can have tools so that we can know how to clean our water and drink clean waterin the future Capacity development for the CSOs and communitiesActive youthGood sanitationUnemployment being reduced Provide our animals with safe place and drinkable waterStrategies for transforming and improving access to justice for community and rural area (mobilizing, organizing, raising awareness and documenting/ reportingConnection between government and environmentThe role party must make a quality houses   
MCHave combination of all the CSOs (Lower, Upper and MiddleWe would like ot see our Olifants River having more water and also a clean waterAccess to water for house purposes also for agriculture Access to programs and projects  Employment of River Rangerss  Build a legal clinic groupWaste material and sewage leakages being monitored all the timesWater and electricity   
MCStart mapping and documenting storiesAt least at the end we can have bins around our areas where we can put pampers and papers to clean our environmentHaving a suitable place where people can do their laundry    Water program to provide employment by clearing invasive alien plants  Quality court/ green scorpionsMonitoring of mines and power stations/industries to comply with the law set upon them    
MC Less carbon emissionsWetlands and rivers as well as dams clean and monitored for community and public usage    Creating jobs for communities with the above projects  Workshop on policiesEnforce compliance  To know our identity on how to prevent floods and droughtFundraise to assist communities around
MC Through the IDP budget, we want to be accommodated about waste collectionRiver cleaning projects    I want to see everyone have plans to maintain himself  Legal Clinic    Mobilise resources
MC Having specific spots where people can litterClean running water that are in our yards       Open cases have evidence    Seek funds for projects (eg H2O harvesting tanks)
MC  Cleaning Olifants every 3 months       Justice implemented on favor of our rivers     
MC  Sustained cleanness of the Olifants             
MC               Centre for information about Olifants
MC2Skills development (legal clininc)Information dissemination about dangers of wasteMaintaining river ecosystem and groundwaterRemoval of Alien plant species Workshops for community Having a youth forum Involve school children in pollutioln programmes Social Audits: (People are going to to be able to identify issues and service delivery): subcontracts/ tendersYouth skills neededClean streams for agricultural useEngaging with community especially youthInteract with mining companies and municipal forums Campaigns and awarness Community engagement   
MC2Community monitoring (improving of performance and to help us where we struggle)Every community has a right to healthy environment (S24): civil proceedings can be instituted against municipalities for failure to avert environmental dangers Building rural community based water purification plant Cleaning campaigns for rivers and wetlands Resource centre To teach community how to market their ideas and how to get sponsors Guiding communities not to throw nappies in riversCreate more space for youth (Afternoon classes, arts and culture, cooking, chef, computer, poetry: Theater)Agriculture/ farmingGreen jobs creation (Recycling projects)Working with other CSOs that are not with this CSO. River monitoring and cleaning campaings Building clinincs for all communitiesInvolve traditional leaders   
MC2Producing resources (mechanism of how we can approach the municipalities)Polluters pay principleCommodification and prioritization of water seriveces and water resourcesProtecting our reserves and forestsTo invite more community (researchers)Climate change campaingsTake polluters to court Land issues: claim, from garden grow their own food to fight hungerWaste product/ recycling nappiesMeaningfull participation during IDP to push for more food production projects Recycling of usable and no usable materials like nappies Provide dust bins to every community so that there won't be littering anymoreGovernment parastatals - DEA, DWS  
MC2Resources for mobilizing the community   Public participation in policy and decision makingAccess to informationMobilizing and teach youth about environment- how to protect it and to leave on clean and healthyCutting trees causes lack of oxygen Awareness campaigns Manufacturing brick/ clothes Strive for clean water and healthy environment   Provideing colleges to nearest townBusiness leaders- mentor  
MC2Training to produce the production of AWARD  Policies that will would protect the people and not processes To give skills on different projects Physical and economical environment (Farming, nature )Stop veld fires because it causes carbon monooxide Human rightsSporting activities   Access to information e.g. providing billboards for posting every informationProvide training sessions- workshops  
MC2   Capacity development for communities Give community skills about legal issues/ matters Boil water before you drink especially from the river Free marketing (Hawkers)- vendors   Providing toilets to everyhouse in the community Awareness campaigns   
MC2   Clean and safe environment   If we had access to clean water we could plant fresh crops from our yards         
MC2   Sustainable health livelihoods            
UCA more cohesive vision where communities within the catchment would like for their futureBetter sewerage managementTo see that people are drinking clean waterAlien plants not to be there Projects from the youthClinic project that will monitor the catchmentCreation of jobs for the people to monitor those who are causing water pollutionSlowed miningOrganic farming practicesReduced illegal land use activities     
UCCommunity participation in the collective activitiesAll industrial, mining and economy impacting the catchmentFull of water that is not contaminatedRemoval of water wasteful plantsMonitoring school  Employment/job creation by cleaning and collecting all alien plant  Get rid of illegal dealing in water     
UCCSO involved in the catchmentHot spot polluted parts of the catchmentTo see the stream clean and damsOn all sides of the river, dams and wetlands to have indigenous trees and ever green (planting of trees)To see the young people at school like varsity to those who passed their matric  Create job opportunities for cleaning of the catchment      A communities in adaptive measure to climate change 
UCInvolved traditional leaders, youth and everyoneMonitoring and evaluation of the cleanness of the catchmentFree of chemicals and hazardous substancesDevelopment of eco-villagesTo have areas that are closed off, like parks where people come in and are trained on how to preserve the environment  Green jobs        
UC No waste/zero wasteUsed to supply water to the neighboring villages which does not have waterFull of diversity of life (animal and plant species)   A catchment that provides a source of livelihood wood for people living in the area        
UC To be clean and in lifeClean water for healthy peopleLife in the rivers   Increased diversity of livelihoods.        
UC Clean environment for the coming generationSafe and clean waterThe Olifants catchment full of life - fish, frogs and other water life   Development of green initiatives        
UC  I would like to see an Olifants without pollutantsGreen plant            
UC  Improved river water qualityPlanting indigeous plants.             
UC   I want to see change that will not harm the environment            
UC2Mobilizing Monitor leaks and report them Minimize waste (preserve water)Find an alternative/ suitable place for plantationDoor to door campaigns, awareness to teach our community about environment and writing skillsInvolve ordinary young people from communities and school, including higher learning institutionEducating our communities about their rights and how to apply themDeveloping products from allien speciesEncourage and support entrepreneurship Community must have a land right licence Involvement in catchment management forums and MSRS meetings and other statutory forums (IDP, budget etc.)Education on rights and how to exercise the rights    
UC2Capacity buildingAwareness on how sewage affects water quality and air qualityAdopt a river or stream that supplys our community Awareness campaign in identifying and knowing themCollaboration with other traditional healers- teach them about the importance of stream cleaningUse sports and arts to spread the environmental awareness campaignsAccess to proper land/ rehabilitation of the abandoned mine Recycling waste Consultation and participation of publicParticipation and make submissions in public participation process Collaborations with key stakeholders like government   
UC2 Monitor comliance to EMPR, IUMP, EIAEducate the community not to contaminate water e.g. disposal, dead animals and hairpiece washing (The soap has a negative impact) Exchange programmesFind strategies on how we include environmental studies to be a standing subject in our schoolsFunding- for strategic workshops and meetings Stimulate and support for informal traders Knowing our rightsMonitor if both industry and government comply to legislationsUnderstanding your environmental regulations   
UC2 Report any violationsNo informal settlement next to the streams/ rivers Partnership and networkingDesign youth programmes that will include skills development, talent search, supprt and ensure that they are involved in our campaignsEducational programmes that include awareness campaigns Stimuate farming Get regulation documents Broadened thinking/ extended networks- use media to take ideas forward   
UC2 Mobillize communities to be watchdogs Pit toilet discourage Teach young children importance of natural assetsFind strategy to attract young people on the online media in youth campaigns     Task team to monitor the water sources     
UC2 Identify hotspots        Have monitoring tools in place     
UC2 Engage different stakeholders to come with specific interventions              
UC2 Empower communities to do monitoring              
UC2 Awareness on seperation and source recycling and reuse