Update: Suspended conservationists

Posted by Laura Grant on August 22, 2008
Posted in Conservation

No further light seems to have been shed this week on why the three conservationists of the Northern Cape department of tourism, environment and conservation were suspended. An official from the deparment was reported by Sapa on Tuesday as saying that it was an internal matter and the department would not comment on it. Sapa also reported that a call had been made for a commission of inquiry into the Kamfers Dam saga. The Northern Cape head of the African Christian Democrat Party, Francois van Wyk, has requested that the province’s premier, Dipuo Peters, urgently appoint a commission of inquiry. He said the province’s economy depended on eco-tourism and that the suspension of three senior conservation officials who worked with the flamingo project would cause huge damage nationally and internationally.


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