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Call on communities, interested parties to nominate representatives to serve on Cape Peninsula Baboon Advisory Group

4 Jul 2024


4 JULY 2024

The Cape Peninsula Baboon Management Joint Task Team (CPBMJTT) consisting of representatives from SANParks, CapeNature, and the City of Cape Town, is calling on communities from baboon-affected areas, stakeholders, and organisations from the South Peninsula with a direct interest in baboon management to nominate representatives to serve on the Cape Peninsula Baboon Advisory Group. 

The Cape Peninsula Baboon Strategic Management Plan (CPBSMP) provides the framework for the sustainable management of the Cape Peninsula’s Chacma baboons, and is to be implemented and elaborated upon with area-based solutions developed jointly with affected communities.

The Joint Task Team concluded its engagements about the CPBSMP and area-based interventions and solutions with affected communities on 20 June 2024.

  • Next is for communities, stakeholders among which the Cape of Good Hope SPCA, academic and research institutions, the SA Navy, and organisations from the South Peninsula with a direct interest in baboon management to nominate representatives to serve on the Cape Peninsula Baboon Advisory Group (CPBAG).
  • The CPBAG is to advise the Cape Peninsula Baboon Management Joint Task Team on achieving the intended outcomes as stipulated in the CPBSMP; support its implementation on a local area level; ensure ongoing and constructive engagement between the constituencies and the CPBMJTT; and assist in developing strategic partnerships with stakeholders.

Kindly note, the Terms of Reference of the CPBAG, and the nomination form are available online, as follows:

SANParks –

    CapeNature –

    City of Cape Town –

    • Formally constituted groups and organisations such as ratepayers’ associations, academic and research institutions, as well as NGOs or NPOs with a direct and special interest in the Southern Peninsula’s baboon population, are encouraged to submit nominations
    • The closing date for nominations is midnight on Wednesday, 31 July 2024
    • The nomination forms must be submitted to

    The Cape Peninsula Baboon Management Joint Task Team will consider all nominations, and keep the communities, stakeholders, and interested and affected parties informed.

    The intention is to establish the CPBAG as soon as possible to ensure continuous engagement as we are approaching the transitioning period.


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