02 August, 2006

South Africa's Environmental Awareness Campaign appoints CEO ...

"Today, we start building an institution which will primarily seek to encourage all of us to further increase our appreciation for the role of the environment in growing our economy" said Onkgopotse JJ Tabane as he announced JP Louw as the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of INDALO YETHU, South Africa's national environmental awareness campaign.

"Mr Louw emerges from a successful tenure as head of communications in the department of environmental affairs and tourism. He has earned an admirable reputation throughout the political terms of both Ministers Valli Moosa and Marthinus van Schalkwyk. It therefore came to us as an opportunity not to be missed when he applied for the post of Chief Executive Officer." Tabane further added that Louw comes as a seasoned communicator, with an impeccable organizational development experience and good exposure and understanding of environmental deliberations at both a local and international platform.

Expressing his appreciation about his selection to the post of Chief Executive Officer, Louw committed himself to work with his board members, other partner organizations and the general public in raising consciousness about the interrelated nature of economic growth, social development and environmental protection.

"The challenge is to ensure that whilst we host a successful 2010 Soccer World Cup, we realize the ideals of ASGISA and overall transform our society, we do so in a manner that will ensure that benefits are accrued to us today as well as to our future generations" said Louw. "Our intentions are to put all necessary systems in place and conduct relevant consultations between this period and the end of the year" further added Louw. "Come 2007 and we should be in the mode of all systems rolling".

INDALO YETHU is a national environmental awareness campaign and is also a legacy project of the World Summit on Sustainable Development legacy.

For further info contact:
JP Louw
082 569 3340
visit us at www.indaloyethu.co.za