OBJECTIVES OF THE FRIENDS GROUP
The main objectives of the Friends of Rietvlei are the following, namely:-
To ensure the conservation and sound management of the Rietvlei Nature Reserve, by, inter alia:
[a]fostering and promoting public awareness of, and respect for, the Rietvlei Nature Reserve;
[b]informing the public about the diversity of flora and fauna which may be found in the Rietvlei Nature Reserve;
[c]protecting, through lawful means and wherever possible, the Rietvlei Nature Reserve against actual or threatened degradation due to any cause, and particularly, the erosion of its boundaries;
[d]to create awareness of the historical, cultural and archeological importance of the area, and where necessary to liaise with the relevant authorities for the preservation of historical, cultural or archeological sites;
[eto participate in formal planning activities in the City of Tshwane Area where proposed or approved development may impact on the Rietvlei Nature Reserve or its surrounds.
To implement the general objectives of the Scheme with respect to the Rietvlei Nature Reserve by:
[a]promoting sound environmental values and sustainable living;
[b]integrating conservation and development;
[c]encouraging individual and community action;
[d]securing the protection and wise use of natural resources;
[e]acting as an environmental watchdog;
[f]promoting and participating in environmental education;
[g]influencing policy and decision-making; and
[h]responding to changing needs.
To encourage and promote the formation of an active team of people to assist in carrying out the objectives of the Friends of Rietvlei from time to time.
The Friends of Rietvlei, and in particular the Committee, shall have full powers to fulfill the objectives set out in sub-clauses 6.1 to 6.3.
The objectives set out in this clause 6 are not intended in any way to be exhaustive, and may be supplemented or amended at any time in the manner provided for in this Constitution.