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JG Afrika was appointed by Stellenbosch Municipality to produce an updated River Management Plan for the Eerste, Krom and Plankenbrug Rivers.

The main objectives of the study were to assess the state of the three rivers, develop a remediation plan to address identified issues, and initiate the process to obtain environmental authorisation to carry out the remedial work. The project therefore required close co-operation between the municipal and environmental disciplines.

The success of the study hinged on the correct management of the gathered information, with the majority of the data gathered first-hand in the field. The database was subsequently filtered and categorised in a number of ways to provide a meaningful analysis to target the key areas requiring attention by the Municipality.