n Clean Air Journal = Tydskrif vir Skoon Lug - Creating partnerships between industry, community and government in the interests of environmental protection and public health

Volume 15, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1017-1703



This presentation examines an initiative in the Bellville South area in the Western Cape, that sought to bring about collaboration between industries and community-based organisations in the area, as well as government structures at a local, provincial and national level. The purpose of this collaboration was to promote the interests of environmental protection and public health in an area that had been identified as an air pollution 'hotspot' in the Western Cape.

In the presentation I will trace the development of this collaborative initiative over the five-year period 2000 - 2005, and also examine the factors that led to the formation of the Bellville South Environmental Forum (BELSEF). The presentation will also analyse some of the constraining and enabling factors impacting on BELSEF over the past five years, and outline some of the initiatives undertaken in this period. Finally the presentation will frame the work of this forum in a political analysis and make recommendations on the future of such forums and their prospective role in South Africa.

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