30 June 2011
SANParks to introduce 1% community levy from June 2012
South African National Parks (SANPArks) will introduce a 1% community levy from next year. All new accommodation and activity bookings made with arrival date of 01 June 2012 onwards will include it. The objective of the levy is to respond to the diverse needs of communities as well as designing sustainable and strategic partnerships with various communities adjacent to national parks under SANParks management. The levy will therefore be used to create amongst others health and education facilities, such as clinics and schools. It will also assist in kick starting water and sanitation projects in those communities. Nice move, SANParks!