INFORMATION FOR THE PARTICIPANT
THIS RESEARCH AIMS TO DO AN EVALUATION OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE PUBLIC PARTICIPATION PROCESSIN EIA’S IN SOUTH AFRICA. IT IS HOPED THAT THIS RESEARCH WILL COME UP WITH MORE PRO-ACTIVEAPPROACHES AND MODELS TO ENSURE THAT BEST PRACTICE COLLABORATIVE INTERVENTIONS AREESTABLISHED TO ENHANCE THE ABILITY OF PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AS A TOOL IN ENSURING MORE INTEGRATEDENVIRONMENTAL DECISIONS.YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THIS SURVEY IS VOLUNTARY AND THE QUESTIONNAIRE REQUIRES YOU TO ANSWER AFEW QUESTIONS. THE COMPLETION OF THE QUESTIONNAIRE SHOULD TAKE APPROXIMATELY 45 MINUTES. THEINFORMATION GATHERED DURING THIS SURVEY WILL BE USED FOR RESEARCH PURPOSES ONLY. PLEASEANSWER ALL THE QUESTIONS HONESTLY AND TO THE BEST OF YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITY. PLEASE TYPERESPONSES IN A DIFFERENT COLOUR. COMPLETED QUESTIONNAIRES CAN BE SENT TOeuithaler@mandelametro.gov.zaYOUR ASSISTANCE IS HIGHLY APPRECIATED. MANY THANKS.
RESEARCH IN COMPLETION OF THE D.PHIL DEGREE INDEVELOPMENT STUDIES AT THE NELSON MANDELAMETROPOLITAN UNIVERSITY
Title: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Public Participation as a Tool in theEnvironmental Impact Assessment Process
1. NAME & SURNAME:2. PROFESSION / TITLE:3. COMPANY NAME:
Public Participation (PP) is a mandatory and legal process guided by theNational Environmental Management Act of 2006. Based on thisstatement please answer the following questions as broad and truthful as possible:
4. What in your opinion is meant by Public Participation?5. In most of your projects: would you say the public - more generallyreferred to as the interested and affected parties (I&AP’s) - are involvedin the design of projects? If NO why not?
ELDRID MARLON UITHALERB.A., H.D.E., Hons.B.Sc., M.Ed. (EE), M.A. (DS), Cert. CBNRM, Cert. EMS (ISO 14001 & OHSAS18001)