Important Announcements

POSTED ON May 31, 2023

Dear stakeholders and affected parties (please disseminate this notice to relevant people).

You are invited to register to attend a workshop in Cape Town on the 13th of June 2023 at the Garden Court Hotel in Woodstock Cape Town.

A team of researchers is co-operating with Transnet National Ports Authority to study and address the problem of extreme wind disruption of port operations in the Port of Cape Town. Strong and extreme winds result in significant disruptions in the Port. This has a knock-on effect on the regional economy. Anecdotally, this problem appears to be worsening with time.

The research work seeks to understand the causes and dynamics of extreme wind and its trends, to understand the impacts on port users and the economy, and to seek solutions to manage the problem now and in the future.

The aim of the workshop is to share information about the work we will undertake and to identify and consult with stakeholders and affected parties and learn about how this wind problem affects, and is likely to affect, industries, businesses, and livelihoods. This will be followed up with individual consultations where required.

To register your interest in attending this meeting, on Tuesday, 13th June 2023 (9am to 5pm) at the Garden Court Hotel, Woodstock, Cape Town, please fill in this form: https://forms.gle/3fU8sPZQ8dqoTqyi7

Given the limitations on space we will confirm attendance for this who have registered to attend.

For any queries, please contact Dr Neville Sweijd (nsweijd@csir.co.za).

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