ARBU seeks PUBLIC mandate!

The Association of Recreational Beach Users  (ARBU) is an informal Group of concerned people who have come together to tackle the issues of lost jobs, lost economic activity and serious decline of domestic tourism within the iSimangaliso Wetland Park world heritage site along the Elephant Coast of KZN south Africa and the surrounding areas of the Umkhanyakude district Municipality due to the knock on impact of the 4×4 ban. Continue reading

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Membership Application

Click the link below to fill out a basic application for membership to the association of recreational beach users. When you click submit,  at the bottom of the form, your application will instantly published to our data base and a staff members will validate your application manually during office hours, Monday to Friday, o9 H 00 to 15 H oo and we are closed during public holidays and week ends.

ARBU?A1 — basic application for membership to the Association of Recreational Beach Users

Once your contact details have been verified you will receive our weekly news letter and info update with links to all our social media projects and other membership incentives such as but not limited to  lucky draws for prizes from our sponsors and specials at resorts that support our cause.

ARBU institutes procedings to establish a local municipal coastal committee

The Association of Recreational beach users has began the procedings to institute a local municipality coastal management committee as is required by the ICMA (Integrated CoastalManagement Act)

We have written a letter to the mayor of Mtubatuba Municipality requesting a meeting to discuss the setting up of this committee as soon as is practicaly possible so that we may proceed to establish the Mtubatuba local Municipality coastal management Committee.

If the Mtubatuba Municipalty does not have a Coastal management plan in place then one will be provided for us in which we will have no input or influence. If we have a committee in place the Act mandates

    the Minister,
    the MEC
    The IWPA (iSimangaliso Wetland Park Authority)
    The national coastalanagement committee
    the provincial coastal managemenyt committee

to consult with the local municipality coastal committee on any matters effecting their coastal management plan.

This will alow us as the Association of recreational beach users to have some influence in the matters affecting our members and the potential tourism impacts which any changes to the mtubatuba municipal coastal management plan which may be forecd upon us by the higher levels of the coastal management system envisaged by the ICMA

New Years Resolution for ARBU

Well we have been rather inactive due to a variety of reasons, but in 2011 we will be out in full swing and tackle the 4×4 ban and its economic losses along the Elephant Coast with new vigor and great determination.

iSimangaliso Wetland Park snubs Mtubatuba IDP

The iSimangaliso wetland park Authority (IWPA) has snubbed the Mtubatuba Municipality IDP (Integrated Development Plan Process) and has neglected to send a representative to the Mtubatuba IDP PRF (Integrated Development Plan Public Representatives Forum)

This is a mandated process in terms of the Municipal systems act, and the ROD which effectively closed our beaches to motor vehicle access. The ARBU (Association of recreational beach users) is in the process of dealing with this politically at the Mtubatuba Municipalities IDP process.

We are convinced that this failure to show up at mandated process meetings is deliberate and that it needs to be challenged legally. We require your mandate to do this. check out our petition and consider giving us your morall support

ARBU needs your help

The Association of Recreational Beach users (ARBU) needs your help. visit our webiste for more details

your time is apreciated.

ARBU works with BAF

The Umhlathuze Local municipality has been affected by the absence of recreational beach users from the local tourism industry.

The Zululand Chamber of commerce and Industry also supports the BAF (Beach Access Forum) which will be looking at all aspects of beach access within the Umhlathuze local municipality., focusing on the local and domestic tourism associated with beach access.

ARBU will be supporting the BAF, and learning from the process followed by the Beach access forum.

These issues of beach access are high;y charged, and the views are very divergent, from total preservation to full scale consumption and total urbanization of the coast line.

So we are in for some hard work and plenty of PR style work with public perception management issues.

watch this space !!!!!