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Omgewingsopvoeding as deel van die omgewingsbestuursplan van Centurion stadsraad

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dc.contributor.advisor Prof. H.G. van Rooyen en_US
dc.contributor.author Raath, Schalk Petrus
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-28T05:55:44Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-28T05:55:44Z
dc.date.issued 2012-08-28
dc.date.submitted 2000
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/6687
dc.description M.A. en_US
dc.description.abstract In the seventies and eighties many countries in the world realised that uncontrolled development cannot continue without taking the life-sustaining natural base of the ecosystem into consideration. Many world conferences where held on this topic of which the Rio Conference in 1992 was most probably the most important. At this conference the Agenda 21 document was approved. The Agenda 21 document, regarded as the blue print for sustainable development, made proposal which where to be followed by countries on international, national and local levels, to move nearer towards sustainable development. The South African government committed itself to the implementation of this document. Several local documents where developed out of this document and action plans where put into place to implement the principles of Agenda 21. The South African government went through a process, which included a Green paper, a White paper and a Bill. The vision and policy principles in the National Environmental Act determined the choice of strategic goals to be followed to achieve sustainable integrated environmental management. These strategic principles will then determine policy implementation. The question arose with the researcher whether effective environmental management is at all possible without sufficient training and 6ducation on the philosophy, structures and procedure to be followed to achieve sustainable environmental management. It was then decided to focus a research on the officials and inhabitants of the local government and community of Centurion. The purpose being to determine in which way integrated environmental management is already taking place in this local government area, where shortcomings existed, and what the contribution of environmental education could be to improve effective environmental management. Because of the limited scope of the study the strategic goals where not all addressed, reference was only made to them and areas of further research where indicated. The study has been done to formulate guidelines, which can be used in the integration of environmental education actions in the formulation and implementation of environmental management policy. The methods used in the study include quantitative, qualitative including interviews and document analysis, research methods. In the broader literature research the development and institutionalisation of environmental concerns on world-wide scale, national and local scale were shown. The quantitative and qualitative research took the form of a semi-structured questionnaire and interviews. Officials and inhabitants of Centurion who took part in the integrated developing planning process where included in the survey. The research indicated the critical importance of environmental education in the implementation of an environmental policy for sustainable development. The role of the process of environmental education in environmental management should be spelled out in policy with reference to responsibilities in institutional structures with the objective of effective implementation and monitoring. en_US
dc.language.iso afr en_US
dc.subject Environmental management - South Africa - Centurion en_US
dc.subject Ecosystem management - South Africa - Centurion en_US
dc.title Omgewingsopvoeding as deel van die omgewingsbestuursplan van Centurion stadsraad en_US
dc.type Mini-Dissertation en_US

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