Provides international recognition for the diversity of interests in the Magaliesberg.
Provides an international network for co-operation and information sharing.
Fosters understanding between the different ways in which land is perceived as valuable.
Creates a “sense of place” for everyone. This is OUR Magaliesberg – not yours or mine.
Creates an international network of opportunities – capacity building, research, funding.
Offers a transparent communication of information.
Reduces confrontation and controversy.
Consolidates legislation, EMFs and local government planning into one code of practice for all.
Provides a practical framework and clear guidelines for implementing legislation.
Fosters economic and human development in the region.
Provides a forum for capacity building.
Provides a network of specialists for technical input on development projects
Provides a basis for funding and financial allocation.
Gives guidelines for infrastructure priorities.
Provides a pre-screening framework for EIA processes.
Provides substance to sustainable development and removes ambiguity from the term.
Offers a platform for research.
Provides a centralised database of information and resources.
Provides a structure for environmental education and knowledge dissemination.
Provides a public image and respectability for initiatives.
Offers frameworks for poverty relief programmes.
Directs and guides infrastructure and development needs – housing, roads, services, etc.
Offers sustainable employment opportunities.
Supports self sustainability programmes, food production, entrepreneurial skills, etc.
Provides future security for existing lifestyles.
May increase financial security of property.
Provides the resident communities with a common cause.
Gives a competitive advantage as a tourist destination.
Provides a promotional “hook.”
Is a significant requirement for overseas visitors (and, possibly local ones in time).
Encourages a general improvement in service standards.
Increased land values
Enhances the market desirability of the region.
Provides guidelines for sustainable development.