ARBU seeks your mandate to tackle 4×4 ban issues

The ARBU requires a mandate from the public to take up the problems and issues associated with the 4×4 ban.

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4×4 ban and tourism

The proposed new legislation found here is grounds for us as the ARBU (Association of Recreational Beach Users) to take up the issue afresh.

In the past we failed miserably even with the support of T-KZN which was ignored at central government level due to mining policies.

This time around we will be a little better prepared, but only if we can get your help or at least your moral support.

The ARBU has a few different social media profiles in place which are there to funnel visitors to our web pages at

When we as the management of ARBU stand up at meetings we would like to say that we have a very large support base. To be able to do this the support base must be active, functional and accessible. The ARBU has a social marketing page at which has links to all our social media profiles.

We thus ask that you visit our social media pages and help us by making use of these platforms and

    1. like
    2. share
    3. tweet
    4. circle
    5. promote
    6. or otherwise interact with our SMP’s (Social Media Profiles)

Your help in informing others of our plight and current lack of public interaction would be appreciated, so please get active and let others know of our situation.

We are busy with a membership drive and would like to include as many members as possible. Membership is free, and you will receive our regular (weekly) info update with links to all our posts and online efforts. You will be able to unsubscribe at any time, by following the instructions at the bottom of every news letter.

our social media profiles


Register for iSimanagliso Wetland Park Authority integrated Management plan public participation process (2012)

I have not written here for some time, as I gave up due to the great difficulty in getting the IWPA (iSimangaliso Wetland Park Authority) to take part in their mandated attendances at the local municipality IDP (Integrated Development Plan) process with any meaningful results.

Many of those who I have spoken to asked me to see what can be done, as they are now “GATVOL” of the disinformation that the IWPA (iSimangaliso wetland Park Authority) is feeding the public and government officials involved in the economic studies and ecological impact assessments as well as environmental impact assessments and other studies undertaken within the IWPWHS (iSimangaliso Wetland Park World Heritage Site.

There are many acts, laws and a host of legislation which mandate the IWPA (iSimangaliso Wetland Park Authority to hold meaningful public participation process meetings relating to the drafting and implementation of their IMP (Integrated Management Plan) and EMP’s (Environmental Management Plans)

The IWPA (iSimangaliso Wetland Park Authority) has side stepped these issues, and this has been covered up at parliamentary level, so we have a big problem. our answer is to collectively force the issue from many angles and make such a big noise that they can not avoid the questions posed by international jounalists and international news publications covering the affairs of the IWPWHS (iSimangaliso Wetland Park World Heritage Site)

To achieve this we will require your help and moral support. read this blog and then decide if you want to register as a concerned citizen of the world and be informed of the public participation process and its results by registering at this site

many thanx for your time and efforts.

Registration update

We successfully lodged a form CM5 with CIPRO today.

CIPRO stands for Companies and Intellectual Property Rights Office

CIPRO does all company and organisation registrations for South Africa, and we are in the process of registering ARBU (Association of Recreational Beach Users) as an NPO (NON PROFIT ORGANISATION

I tried to do this once before, but the political arena was a lot different then, and the locals had not yet lost enough for them to take me seriously when I told them that if they do not go this route we will never win.

When I was in St. Lucia yesterday afternoon every body I spoke to had something to say about the loss of business and the water problems that they are expecting to have in December.

Having a large organisation like ARBU behind you when you complain at the local or district Municipal offices will soon be a bonus, as we expect you personally to play a large part in these affairs.

This will not cost you a cent, besides your time on the internet, and all you will need to do is register as a member of the Association of recreational beach users. Registration is free, and gives you the privilege of receiving our monthly E ZINE (Electronic Magazine) in your inbox.

We think that we will be able to have more than one million registered users, who we will be able to call upon to attend public hearings, and Municipal IDP (Integrated Development Plan) meetings as well as the IMP (Intergrated Management Plan) of the IWPA (iSimangaliso Wetland Park Authority) or at least send an email to the secretary applogising for not being present.

Once you have registerd as a supporter / member of our organistaion you will be welcome to partake in our marketing activities and regular fund raising events such as concerts, festivals and sporting events that we will be arranging or marketing specifically for our members who want to make recreational use of our Elephant Coast beaches

Remember to talk about this blog and get your friends to visit. W

  • rite something about your experiences along our beaches, and we will publish it for your friends to read.

    Got some good pics of recreational activities such as fish you caught, competitions you entered, underwater photos send them to us and we will publish then for you.

    After all these pages are all about enjoying the wonderful natural beauty of the Elephant Coasts wide open beaches at places such as

  • Mapelane
  • St. Lucia
  • Capevidal
  • Sodwana Bay
  • Kozi Bay
  • First Rocks
  • Mission Ricks
  • King Oscar
  • Three Sisters
  • Banaga Neck
  • and many others

    Remember to book mark this blog and come back again soon. Please feel free to coment and add your 5 cents worth, as all ideas will be evaluated and where prudent used,