Annual Air Quality Governance Lekgotla
The Annual Air Quality Governance Lekgotla will take place from 1 – 3 October 2018 in Kimberly, Northern Cape. The Department of Environmental Affairs has been holding the Air Quality Governance Lekgotla since 2005, with provinces alternating to host the event annually. It is an event for intergovernmental coordination and cooperation in respect to the air quality management in the country. The Lekgotla provides a platform where government officials from national, provincial and local departments gather to discuss the implementation of the National Environmental Management: Air Quality Act, 2004 (Act No. 39 of 2004) (AQA).
In addition, the Air Quality Lekgotla provides an opportunity for government officials to share experiences, best practices and to agree on possible solutions/ mechanisms in addressing common governance challenges in the air quality management field and to plan ahead.
The interest in this gathering has grown from strength to strength over the years with more than 350 officials attending the Lekgotla annually. In addition, government air quality officials are using this important platform to share experiences, best available practices and develop tactics to address any common governance challenges. The 2018 Air Quality Governance Lekgotla will focus on amongst others, ambient air quality management in the country, emission management which include atmospheric emission management.
The Air Quality Governance Lekgotla will be executed under the signed MoU between the Department and the National Association for Clean Air (NACA). The event will be organised in consultation with the affected province, Northern Cape and municipality to ensure the successful hosting of the Lekgotla.
All government air quality managers, through the knowledge of what can and should be done gained during the Lekgotla, are inspired to build, strengthen and/ or finetune their air quality management interventions towards the implementation of the AQA to contribute to a better life for all.
The National Department of Environmental Affairs welcomes all Air Quality Officers to the 13th Annual Air Quality Governance Lekgotla. This event will held at Mitta Seperepere Convention Centre, Kimberly, Northern Cape, 1 – 3 October 2018.
Follow the link to register for the the event.