Civil Society IRP

NGOs call for more time to deliberate on the draft IRP

NGOs call for more time to deliberate on the draft IRP <www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/ngos-call-for-more-time-to-deliberate-on-the-draft-irp-2018-10-23>
23RD OCTOBER 2018
BY: KIM CLOETE <www.engineeringnews.co.za/author.php?u_id=1132> CREAMER MEDIA CORRESPONDENT
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Earthlife Africa <www.engineeringnews.co.za/topic/africa-company> has called for more time to deliberate on the draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP), saying the 60-day period for public comment is “highly ambitious” and many citizens have been left out of the process.
*Makoma Lekalakala* of Earthlife Africa <www.engineeringnews.co.za/topic/africa-company> said South Africans had a right to informed decision-making processes and that there had been no actual documentation on the draft in printed form. ADVERTISEMENT <www.engineeringnews.co.za/adcentre/rv/en/www/delivery/ck.php?oaparams=2__bannerid=3066__zoneid=420__cb=c21c00fcbf__oadest=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.airliquide.co.za>
The organisation showed an email in which it had been in contact with the Department of Energy <www.engineeringnews.co.za/topic/energy>, requesting at least 100 printed copies of the draft IRP to distribute among community-based organisations, but had not had any response.
Lekalakala said many community organisations had limited access to the Internet and to downloading the 90-page document.

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