The Council of Emalahleni Local Municipality acting in terms of section 156 (1) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, read with section 78 (3) of the Local Government: Municipal Systems Act, 2000 (Act No. 32 of 2000) and Council resolution A. 103/21 hereby give this notice of public engagement set forth hereunder for public comment:

Background to the public engagement notice
Climate science research studies and the visible changes in weather patterns are a clear demonstration of the uncertain times we are currently living in. Scarcity of water in some parts of the country, unstoppable veld fires, floods and heavy storm weather conditions, to name a few, are some of the climatic events which creates this uncertainty. These climatic events are attributed to the changes in climatic conditions. In an attempt to respond to the devastating impacts of climate change, the Emalahleni Local Municipality has developed a Climate Change Response Strategy which provides a framework of integrating climate change response in localised sector plans and responses.

Purpose of the public engagement notice
This notice seeks to create a platform and an opportunity for our local communities to inform, input and enrich this climate change strategic document. Therefore, this consultative process seeks to solicit public opinion, views and representation with regard to the draft ELM Climate Change Strategy.
The strategic document is available on the following municipal website: Electronic copies can also be obtained by sending a request to:
Due date for public comments shall be 30 April 2022.

Where to submit comments?
Comments on the Draft ELM Climate Change Strategy can be addressed and submitted as follows:
The Municipal Manager, Emalahleni Local Municipality, P.O. Box 3, eMalahleni, 1035
Comments can also be dropped-off at a box placed at the security entrance in the main municipal building @ Emalahleni Local Municipal offices, Civic centre, Stand 29 Mandela Street, eMalahleni.
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