Event Details

Environmental impact assessment (EIA) has been identified as an important instrument for facilitating sustainability. To do so requires the integration of sustainability into EIA theory and practice. The sustainability concept is a valid and important environmental management perspective. However, many issues and obstacles need to be addressed further if the concept is to be translated into practical strategies. Sustainability can potentially infuse EIA with a clearer sense of direction, an ethical foundation, a mechanism for establishing priorities and assessing choices, and a means of linking EIA to other environmental management instruments.


Join us the IAIAsa GP Branch as it unpacks integrated environmental management in the development of sustainable cities.


The aim of this panel discussion is to

1. Provide any regulatory or legal requirements on sustainable cities;

2. Provide audiences/EAPs with case studies of sustainable cities;

3. Provide current and/or the latest research relating to sustainable cities;

4. Discuss the value of sustainable development integration into cities/urban development during impact assessment studies.


Agenda

9 AM - 9:10 AM
Welcome & Branch Notices
9:10 AM - 9:20 AM
General Matters
9:20 AM - 9:30 AM
Introduction to Event
9:30 AM - 9:40 AM
Introduction to the Topic
10:30 AM - 10:55 AM
10:55 AM - 11 AM
Thanks & Close

Speakers

  • Zama Mkhize (Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd)

    Zama Mkhize

    Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd

    IAIAsa Gauteng Branch Committee - Branch Chair

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  • Lehlogonolo Mashego (GCS Water and Environment (Pty) Ltd)

    Lehlogonolo Mashego

    GCS Water and Environment (Pty) Ltd

    IAIAsa Gauteng Branch Committee - Students & Young Professionals Support

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  • Corné Niemandt (Environmental Consultant & Specialist at Enviro-Insight CC)

    Corné Niemandt

    Environmental Consultant & Specialist at Enviro-Insight CC

    IAIAsa GP Branch Committee - Authority Liaison and Professional Development

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  • Tshinanne Mutshatshi (Senior Environmental Advisor at Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd)

    Tshinanne Mutshatshi

    Senior Environmental Advisor at Eskom Holdings SOC Ltd

    IAIAsa Gauteng Branch Committee - Secretary & Events

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  • Dr Anton De Wit (Senior Lecturere & Head Department of Geosciences at Nelson Mandela University (NMMU))

    Dr Anton De Wit

    Senior Lecturere & Head Department of Geosciences at Nelson Mandela University (NMMU)

    Dr Anton de Wit is a senior lecturer and head of the Department of Geosciences at the Nelson Mandela University in Port Elizabeth / Gqeberha. He is responsible for the under and postgraduate environmental studies and environmental management programmes in this department, as well as the supervision of relevant student research. His professional interests revolve around the place-specific manifestation of the population, environment and development nexus through challenges such as climate change, as well as social impact assessment, social sustainability and the question of sustainable cities. His research interest are in the area of sustainability science, participatory environmental management and Economic geology

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  • Mthobisi Masinga (Manager: Sustainability, City Resilience & Stakeholder Business relations at GBCSA)

    Mthobisi Masinga

    Manager: Sustainability, City Resilience & Stakeholder Business relations at GBCSA

    Mthobisi Masinga
    Mthobisi Masinga is an urbanist, author, speaker and advocate for sustainable development based in Johannesburg. He has an expressed commitment to social, environmental and economic sustainability demonstrated through his work on development planning/design, urban and rural planning forms, sustainable development initiatives, green planning practices and processes. He has international experience having worked for Bodø Kommune and Hundholmen BYUTVIKLING in Norway and in Portland Oregon in the USA. In addition, and he is a registered member of the International Society of City and Regional Planners and the South African Council for Planners. As an urbanist, he has wide experience in working with the change and growth in properties, villages, towns and cities from the sub-regional level down to individual sites.

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  • Dr Patience Mguni (Urban Researcher at Landscape Architecture and Planning)

    Dr Patience Mguni

    Urban Researcher at Landscape Architecture and Planning

    Dr Mguni is an urban researcher interested in understanding the realities and possible futures of African cities, investigating the dynamics of governing informal urbanisation in the face of climate change. Dr Mguni graduated in 2015 with a Phd in Sustainability Transitions in urban water management, and I have an Msc (Eng) in Planning and the Environment from AAlborg University (2010). I am currently a Post-Doc and Work Package Leader on the Danida-funded 'Pathways to Water Resilient South African Cities' project. I also hold an honorary reseach fellowship at the Future Water Institute at the University of Cape Town. Her research interests are Nature-based Solutions, urban water management, the Water-Energy-Food nexus and governance of sustainability transitions in cities in East and Southern Africa.

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  • Steven Mukhola (Director: Impact Manager of GDARD)

    Steven Mukhola

    Director: Impact Manager of GDARD

    Mr Steven Mukhola is the Director of Impact Management at the Gauteng Department Agriculture, and Rural Development. Mr Mukhola holds a Bachelor of Environmental Sciences Degree and Honours from the University of Venda, and a Master of Public Administration from UNISA. He is responsible for among others the analyses and quality control of the Environmental Authorisations, and implementation of acts with regard to Environmental Management. In this capacity, Mr Mukhola will provide input on Regulatory Requirements for sustainable cities and indicate gaps to implement requirements in the EIA Process.

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  • Tshilidzi Tshimange (Environmental Impact Management: Senior Specialist at City of Johannesburg Metropolitan  Municipality (CoJ))

    Tshilidzi Tshimange

    Environmental Impact Management: Senior Specialist at City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality (CoJ)

    Tshilidzi Tshimange holds a Master of Environmental Management (MENVM), Modelling Landfill Site Suitability in Gauteng Province Using GIS @ University of Venda for Science and Technology.
    Skilled in Ecology; Environmental Legislations; Environmental Surveys; GIS; Remote Sensing; Cartography; Photogrammetry; Pollution Management; Waste Management; Development Planning; Sustainable Development; Environmental Auditing and Monitoring (SHERQ); Environmental Issues, Climate Change.
    Current role - Environmental Impact Management: Senior Specialist @ City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality Role includes: Integration and mainstreaming of environmental issues Inclusion of environmental issues in strategic projects. Improvement of departmental work processes and implementation of decision support tools Implement operational procedures, legislations and guidelines for the assessment of development proposals

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