Planning Approach

The PSDF will be prepared in accordance with a bioregional planning approach adapted to suit the site-specific requirements of the Northern Cape. Bioregional planning recognises that no region or area should be planned and managed as an ‘island’ in isolation from its surroundings. Each unit is an important part of the broader environment within which it is located, and the mutual relationships and linkages between adjacent units must be understood and applied when planning and managing any particular unit.

Accordingly, the PSDF will incorporate and comply with the relevant protocols, conventions, agreements, legislation and policy at all applicable levels of planning, ranging from the international to the local.

The PSDF will learn from the mistakes and achievements of the past, react to the challenges of our time, incorporate the traditional knowledge of the people of the Northern Cape, and build upon international best-practice and technology.