Editorials
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22 Nov 2021
7:15 am

National parks belong to everyone

Editorials

It is important that SANParks reaches out to the whole population to show them that our parks are a national asset which belong to everyone.

Tintswalo Safari Lodge ,game drive ,Image supplied

As SA National Parks Week kicks off – and people can get free access to them for seven days from today – it is appropriate to consider the role of our national parks and what the future might hold for them. Places like nature and game reserves can be in the firing line in a country like South Africa, where the land question and the heritage of colonialism are issues which have to be dealt with as a matter of urgency. It is easy for uninformed critics to point at such places and claim the land they occupy should be...