Chapman’s Peak Reclaimed: Videos from the protest on 22nd January 2012

Chapman’s Peak deproclaimed RECLAIMED! : Videos of 22nd January 2012 protest

 

EWN Online (Eye Witness News) news coverage of Chapmans Peak protest march in Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa on Sunday 22 January 2012.
Uploaded by EWNonline on Jan 23, 2012

Hundreds Thousands of Hout Bay residents walked up Chapman’s Peak Drive on Sunday to protest against a planned new toll plaza and office block development on the mountain on 22 January 2012.

eTv Prime Time news coverage of Chapmans Peak protest march in Hout Bay, Cape Town, South Africa on Sunday 22 January 2012.
Uploaded by PlatinumClip on Jan 23, 2012

Online detail:
Cape Times, Front Page, Lead Article, Monday, 23 January, ‘Jou Ma Se Office Block” : Transport and Public Works MEC Robin Carlisle faced a barrage of criticism from thousands of Capetonians who marched along Chapman’s Peak Drive yesterday to protest against the R54-million toll plaza and luxury office to be built on national park land. While the organisers had asked for a permit for 500 people, more than 2,000 protesters joined in the march to the site of the proposed new toll plaza. The DA came under fire from many of the protesters, and Carlisle was heckled and booed. He was invited to receive a memorandum addressed to Premier Helen Zille. As he got out of his vehicle, he was surrounded by a placard-carrying crowd. “We voted for you,” shouted James Brodie. “We voted for the DA, but you let us down, china. What happens if we vote for someone else ?” Some of the placards read “DA Carlisle shame on you”, “Protect Chappies from politicians and corporate greed”, “Murray and Robbers don’t steal our land”, “No to Entilini, no to DA”, “SANParks sellout sucks”, “Jou ma se tol!” and “Jou ma se office block”.

Over a thousand angry residents, marched up Chapmans Peak in Cape Town today.
They’re opposed to a proposed 52-million Rand toll gate plaza for the scenic drive.
Uploaded by SABC on Jan 22, 2012
Apologies for the bad sound quality in this video. This is the standard in which it was uploaded by the source.

 

You Tube Clip as Cape Town pulled together today on the 22 January 2012 to petition and protest against the building of a massive and costly toll plaza on one of the world most beautiful scenic mountain drives. The turnout was huge! Let’s see if Cape Town, South Africa, is really a democracy. Chapmans Peak
Uploaded by Mistyonline on Jan 22, 2012

 

Short video of the protest turnout against the construction of a toll road plaza office block on Chapman’s Peak Drive in Hout Bay, Cape Town.
Uploaded by aracrg on Jan 22, 2012

 

Scenes from the peaceful Chapmans Peak march 22/01/2012. The march was organised in protest against a proposed 54 million rand development of the a toll plaza on Table Mountain National Park land.
Uploaded by 790Tv on Jan 22, 2012

 

Chappies protest against development on Chapman’s Peak 22nd January 2012
Uploaded by lhelfet on Jan 22, 2012

2 comments to Chapman’s Peak Reclaimed: Videos from the protest on 22nd January 2012

  • Amanda van Heerden

    International cosmologist Brian Swimme warns that we cannot continue treating the Earth “like a gravel pit or a lumber yard -just a resource for human use.” This is what is happening in S.A. in the hands of the managers of our society. Our country is becoming a gravel pit to accommodate shady political agendas. It is also time our incompetent politicians start thinking of themselves as public servants instead of pop stars with a misplaced sense of self entitlement. Do your jobs – listen to public opinion – we pay your salaries.

  • MIKE VAN WYK

    I would like to add my voice to the protest and state my utter disgust and dismay that any part of a national park, no matter how insignificant a part thereof, could be given way to anybody without public consultation and proper legal step taken. This is not on DA (Zille). Put a STOP to this right away!.

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