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[Ambassador report] Mpumalanga Sustainable Development Environment

by Xolani Mnisi | 12-08-2019 21:11 Comments 3 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations

Mpumalanga Sustainable Development Environment

The republic of South Africa hosts a plethora of diverse natural wonders. Those attributes to the ranges of environmental sets; features those consisting landscapes, hydrology forms…. of species, mountains and valleys, trees and flowers, geological stones and water streams, rivers and oceans nevertheless leading to its atmospheric seasons and favorable climate which  .

However, most of these mentioned are occupied upon the “face” of that, the Republics wildlife scenery, a view the world envisages its eyes unto- Wild animals.

Mpumalanga province provides the Kruger National Park (KNP), one of the largest nature park globally, is predominantly another synonymous treasurable archeology wonder set feature positioning as an environment, which defines sustainable development. Boasts the various wild animals and species in kinds and forms of the life cycle. The Big Five (5): Elephant, Rhino, Lion, leopard, and buffalo: have all provided a sustainable development environment through adoptable conditions and adaptable lifestyles.

Other than the big five, other various wild animal and species types have persistently grew development their adoptability dominance of habitat, population forms,migration patterns and interaction traces are evidence to the ecological and ecosystem development, enhancement and advancement. Together with the natural vegetation: trees and plants, such has fully contributed towards the eco-friendly sustainability and development of present day’s tourism.

These sustainability forms have paved path to grow a new way of survival sets and styles in order to establish and sustain survival accountability and sustainability.

Local Mpumalanga print media house, Lowvelder Newspaper, issued a reported  article earier in the year: which outlined sustainability features of adaption primarily having  focused upon the new era of sustainability transformation existing upon certain wildlife  animals within the province whereby new patches of “black and dark brown” forms where found existing upon the skin fur of certain wildlife species. i.e giraffes commonly . Thus discovery intrigued local environmentalists, paving path for further scientific investigation and analysis to be conducted and studied as believed to hold a new evolutionary time.

The thought research factors awarded to such a transformative phenomenon have been attributed to the climate and seasonal atmospheric change throughout the years. Amongst other is the norms of scientific biodiversity norms influences are the vegetation and habitats positioned intra the core-periphery surroundings such as life cycle dependencies, ecosystem interactions, network relations and habitat circumstances.

Intra the communities, the Mpumalanga Savanna Biome catered the creation and transformation of various climates and weather environments, which introduced seasonal forms and types conducive for the growth and development of new vegetation species, soil, geomorphology. Present day, certain sector key activities aspects of agricultural, geology have gain momentum in availing.

Particular agricultural produce ranging from fruit to vegetables: tomatoes, onions, spinach, paw-paws name a few have differed in growth, size, quantity and color.

From the views and experiences of subsistence farmers towards the analysis and  commercial farmers, produce and livestock have developed sustainably at a greater degree  of relevance than the actual usual norm. The sustainability of thus is commonly linked to the resistance and resilience survival efforts and practices attained throughout the lie cycles. 

With the cause of  changes underpinned by sustainability sets, new planting and harvesting technique processes and procedures have propelled being developed.

The Makhonjwa (Barberton) Mountain range provide an exact and credible example. Thus, the ecosystem contained has sustained a high development longevity considering the new species insects, (alien)plant populations and water channels. These are understood to being than the actual normal as new ecology systems have illustrated archeological transitions over the years times.

The action has encouraged more scientific studies and investigations to be conducted and handled throughout years.  A scenario of foreign archeologists and geologists from greater university institutions. Nevertheless, (provincial) government (Dept. Economic Development and Tourism) intervention sub Mpumalanga Tourism and Parks Agency (MTPA) regarded development through action practice of implementation for Heritage Site declaration award inorder to fast track and foster conservation and sustainability practices. Such action rewarder major positive tourism, socio-economic yield gains yearned-for since tourism and entrepreneurship hiked.
The advancement of the environment introduced the synthetic and chronological method to advance and enhance it. Since the environment evolved within the Makhonjwa greenstone belt, investment in agricultural produce hiked: (daisy flower), pine and indigenous African trees etc.

An emphasis about sound agricultural practices particularly tea plantation which a certain agricultural company vowed to award a massive investment upon a prescribed land hector to grow tea. Recently, the Rooi bos (Red Bush) tea is said to be demanded by new foreign markets due to its new life forms gain improving health and social benefits, all such being given the courage from research about the potential possessed, the soil allows nurture and sustainable growth of other environmental biome produce plantations. This stemmed the investment, fulfilling development through employment, business empowerment and scheme encouragement.

The biodiversity relationship however has been disturbed and interrupted.

Illegal wildlife trading, hunting, resource exhausting are amongst a miniscule incidental scenarios existing. It proves that these are performed in many manner forms: habitat destruction, poaching and deforestation, pollution are a few to be named in recognition. Nearby and surrounding communities have utilized natural environment resources inorder to sustain livelihood developmental practices.

Biodiversity resources: trees, plants, fish, soil, are eradicated for wood, medicinal herbs, food and farming reasons.

African black rhinoceroses, elephants, leopards and cheetahs are poached for horns, tusks and fur to be used for “believed” medicinal practices and retail purposes.

This, as outlined through revealed statistics by the Department of Environment, Fisheries and Forestry Affairs (DEFFA) that these animals mentioned have suffered a huge decline. The Kruger National Park management highlighted that gravious peril is at risk occurring thus conservation efforts and sustainability practices sought required enforced in mitigating such a phenomena, which could result an extinction exodus.

Therefore, through joint-venture program and projects between government, corporates and private stakeholders including citizens have collaborated in sharing technical knowledge and sound principled strategies in aim to addressing such events. The resolution begot and implemented are those of high-tech equipment trading, skilled personal (military& volunteers) and conservation educators to advocate the imperativeness of environment biodiversity conservation and sustainability.

Todate, such efforts yielded great results. Citizens in communites are active in every angles of environmental tolerance as innovation, skills and conservation development efforts are made. Sustainable agricultural practices are exercised, dumping sites are transformed into recreational parks, pollution actions are curbed and restrictive measures to deforestation and positive resources in business practice are ensured.

Tourism is revived and reignited. Socio-economic standards are uplifted and empowered. Key economic drivers and participation wellbeing efforts are enhanced and advanced into prolonged longevity through fostered inclusive growth policies, legislatives and plans in reaching, realizing and attaining set goals and objectives of a free, fair, united, integrated sustainable developed environment in liberty, unity, fraternity, dignity, diversity and prosperity” development in Barberton, Mpumalanga.


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Louis Mentor

  • Louis Mentor says :
    Hi Xolani,

    Thank you for your report on sustainable development in Mpumalanga. Although the loss of biodiversity in this region is disappointing, it is such a great news that there is a joint-venture project going on to resolve this issue. I hope this project can be a huge success! :)

    Louis Mentor
    Posted 19-08-2019 01:01

Wonhee Mentor

  • Wonhee Mentor says :
    Hello Xolani

    Thank you for sharing this well-organized report on sustainable development in Mpumalanga. It seems that you have focused on the loss of biodiversity in Mpumalanga and the joint-venture projects between government and corporates to tackle this issue. The decline of wild life and loss of biodiversity is one of the serious issues in the world. As you mentioned, I hope active participations and continuous efforts can mitigate eradicate illegal hunting. Keep up the good work!

    Wonhee Mentor
    Posted 14-08-2019 18:03

Rosa Domingos

  • Rosa Domingos says :
    Hey Xolani!

    I hope you are well today my fellow ambassador!

    I think over above the current situation faced in the Mpumalanga Province, it is clear that the Kruger National Park has been striving because of the legislation and regulations put forth to promote sustainable sustainability and conservation of wildlife in the reserve. And now that the legislations, regulations and policies have been set for the overall protection of our environment more and more species will be able to thrive because of this.

    Thank you so much for the effort that you have put in writing this report I enjoyed reading this so much and I hope to read more of your work in the coming future!

    Keep up the good work!
    With gratitude,
    Ms Domingos
    Posted 13-08-2019 17:44

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