Case File

SECU0020

MoU Between the United Nations Development Programme and Musina-Makhado Special Economic Zone

Status: Open - Administrator Decision
Country: South Africa
Requestor(s): Earthlife Africa
Synopsis of Issues Raised:

The Complainant claims that the MoU represents a public intention by the UNDP to collaborate with the MMSEZ and that it has caused harm to communities and the environment because it acts as an endorsement of the MMSEZ by a UN entity, thus lending UN goodwill to a proposal which has otherwise faced public opposition in South Africa. The Complainant claims that the proposed activities in the MMSEZ "will have significant impacts on water use, air pollution, climate change, biodiversity loss, sacred and heritage sites, and many other aspects of life for people living in the area." The Complainant further claims that "the agreement signed will not be of benefit for climate change mitigation, protection of biodiversity and pulls SA commitment to transition to a low carbon development backward." 

Intake Phase

Item Date Comments Documents
Step 1
Registration 2022-06-14 Open Letter to UNDP regarding MoU with MMSEZ 4 July 2022.pdf

Earthlife Africa - Complaint.pdf

Step 2
Determining Eligibility 2022-11-14 SECU0020_Eligibility Determination_FINAL_Signed.pdf

Compliance Report Phase

Item Date Comments Documents
Step 5
Draft Compliance Report 2024-02-21

Please submit comments, in any language, to secuhotline@undp.org by 20 March 2024. 

SECU0020 - Draft Report - South Africa - English

SECU0020 - Draft Report - South Africa - Tshivenda

Step 6
Final Compliance Report 2024-05-14 SECU0020 - Final Report - ENG

SECU0020 - Final Report - VE

SECU0020 - Comments Matrix - ENG

SECU0020 - Comments Matrix - VE

Step 7
Administrator Decision

Monitoring Phase

Item Date Comments Documents
Step 8
Monitoring

Final Phase

Item Date Comments Documents
Step 9
Closure of Case

Current case status

01.
Registration
02.
Determining Eligibility
Intake
Phase
03.
Terms of Reference for the investigation
04.
Investigation
Consultation
Phase
05.
Draft Compliance Report
06.
Final Compliance Report
07.
Administrator Decision
Compliance Report
Phase
08.
Monitoring
Monitoring
Phase
09.
Closure of Case
Final
Phase

Current case status

Intake
Phase
01.
Registration
02.
Determining Eligibility
Consultation
Phase
03.
Terms of Reference for the investigation
04.
Investigation
Compliance Report
Phase
05.
Draft Compliance Report
06.
Final Compliance Report
07.
Administrator Decision
Monitoring
Phase
08.
Monitoring
Final
Phase
09.
Closure of Case