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Council confirms representatives for Table Mountain National Park Forum<p>​</p><span><p>Apart from Councillors Liell-Cock and Lansdowne, one City official and alternate official will be appointed to serve as the City's administrative representative on the park forum. </p><p>The Table Mountain National Park (TMNP) Forum is established by SANParks, the TMNP management authority, to facilitate engagements and interaction between SANParks and stakeholders, among which the City of Cape Town.</p><p>'The previous TMNP Forum went dormant in 2010 and in 2020 the process of establishing a new forum was delayed by the Covid-19 pandemic. However, we are finally here, and welcome the much needed re-establishment of this very important body to ensure there is communication and cooperation between SANParks, TMNP, and its stakeholders.<br></p> <figure class="subtopic-fullsize-img"> <img src="" class="responsive" alt="" style="width:997px;" /> </figure>​​</span><p>'I want to congratulate the Councillors on their nomination and affirmation. We will be relying on you to assist with our efforts to building partnerships and constructive interaction with SANParks, TMNP, and the other stakeholders. The City's inclusion is key to the success of the TMNP Forum and I want to wish you all of the best as our representatives,' said the City's Deputy Mayor and Mayoral Committee Member for Spatial Planning and Environment, Alderman Eddie Andrews. </p><p>The forum is not a decision making body, but rather provides a platform to:</p><ul><li>facilitate constructive interaction and engagement between the TMNP and stakeholders;</li><li>identify strategic and other issues of mutual interest to the benefit of stakeholders and the Park; and</li><li>promote strategic partnerships with stakeholders</li></ul><p>Forum members represent recognised constituencies, and serve on the forum for two years. The forum meets quarterly, but working groups can meet more often, on an ad hoc-basis as and when needed.  </p><p>The City Manager will, in due course, appoint an official and his/her alternate to serve on the forum.</p><p><strong>Caption:</strong> The City of Cape Town's Council on Thursday, 28 July 2022, confirmed the nomination of Cllr Simon Liell-Cock (right) to serve on the Table Mountain National Park Forum as the City's political representative. Ald. Eddie Andrews, the City's Deputy Mayor and Mayoral Committee Member for Spatial Planning and Environment (middle) and Cllr Aslam Cassiem, Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Spatial Planning and Environment (left), congratulated Cllr Liell-Cock on his appointment.</p><p> <br></p><p><strong>End</strong></p><p><br></p>2022-07-28T22:00:00ZGP0|#1d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70;L0|#01d539e44-7c8c-4646-887d-386dc1d95d70|City news;GTSet|#62efe227-07aa-45e7-944c-ceebacca891dGP0|#8a2fb591-58c2-4bd4-8b17-0922addc708e;L0|#08a2fb591-58c2-4bd4-8b17-0922addc708e|Table Mountain;GTSet|#2e3de6c1-9951-4747-8f53-470629a399bb10


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