The International Association for Impact Assessment, South Africa, (IAIAsa) presented their awards at their annual conference in October 2004. The Cableway sponsors a cash prize for the best student paper presented. This was won by two students from the Centre for Environmental Management at North West University, Potchefstroom campus. Their paper was on: Towards Sustainability: A Case Study report on 17 medium sized local authorities in the Southern SADC.
The Premium Award for Excellence in Environmental Management in Project Execution in South Africa, a floating trophy sponsored by the Cableway, was awarded to Acer (Africa).
The IAIA’s mission is to advance innovation, development and dissemination of best practice in environmental impact assessment, management and policy throughout the world. IAIA promotes ecologically sustainable and equitable development and is committed to environmental justice and the preservation of human rights. The objective of the awards is to recognize excellence in South Africa for those activities which are developed, planned and managed for the benefit of the sustainability of human society and the environment on which we all depend.