About VAG.

  • Purpose of the Vaal Action Group
    • Vaal Action Group (“VAG”) is a group established to take action to address the serious environmental challenges that threaten the Vaal river system.
    • Our ambition is to include all our natural water resources within the borders of South Africa.
  • Aim of the group
    • Our aim is to take positive action in order to prevent the ongoing pollution that is destructive to the plant and animal life, and impacts negatively on the river as sustainable resource, as well as to implement preventative measures by taking steps to rehabilitate the river.
    • Immediate action : Stop the inflow of pollution in the form of raw sewage, chemicals and rubbish into the Vaal river. Training and education of general public to respect the environment.
    • Medium term : Rehabilitate the ecology of the Vaal River and return it to its natural state and preserve it. Training and education of general public to respect the environment.
    • Long term : Monitor the river in order to ensure the equilibrium of the river in its natural state. Training and education of general public to respect the environment.
  • Structure of the group
  • The legal format of the group is registered as a Voluntary Association
  • Governing committee is formed

      Consisting of:

  • A chairperson
  • Legal representative team
  • Experts –Scientists, environmentalists etc.
  • Activists
  • Marketing
  • Co-opting of members as required
  • Demographically defined committees
  • These committees have the same structure as the main governing committee
  • Members
  • Etos for participation in the group -> non-political, non financial gain, passionate about the environment
  • Present course of action
  • Recruiting members for the group
  • Identification and reporting of all challenges within the Vaal River system
  • Determine course of action when proposed or implemented solutions are inadequate
  • Recognition for contributions by individuals, groups, organizations, government and corporate bodies or businesses
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