Protect Chapman’s Peak : 2nd Public Protest March on Sunday 20th May

“PROTECT CHAPMAN’S PEAK”

2nd PUBLIC PROTEST MARCH

WHERE: Hout Bay, Main Rd

WHEN: Sunday 20 May 2012       TIME: 11am

March from: – Hout Bay Beach Car Park via Beach Road
March to: – Entilini Hout Bay Office situated on Main Road M6 (between 7/11 store & FNB)

WHY?: We object to the continued construction of “Entilini” 4 Lane Toll Plaza + 1000 m2 Office site on our UNESCO World Heritage Site & Table Mountain National Park land, at an unnecessary cost of R54 million – mostly paid for by WC Province from our Tax Payers funds.

This public march on Sunday 20th May will lead up to the Interdict Application set down for Cape High Court Monday 28th May 2012, 09h00 in Keerom Street, Cape Town.

Constructing a toll plaza in a protected National Park is totally inappropriate. Only the people of South Africa, through Parliament, are entitled to decide if part of a National Park may be removed for that purpose. We believe that the planned construction has not been properly authorised.

WE ARE DEMANDING A HALT TO CONSTRUCTION & ANSWERS to questions (STILL unanswered by the W Cape Premier & the CEO of Murray & Roberts):

  • Why is OVER R38 Million public tax payers money being wasted on this construction when the Toll Roads act of 1999 stipulates that the costs of construction is for the expense of the concessionaire (Entilini)?
  • How much is Provincial Government Western Cape paying Entilini to cover their costs for rented office next to the 7/11 in Hout Bay (+ for past 8 years)? Is it R1.2 Million per annum as stated by Enzo Menegaldo on 567 Talk Radio? Or is it R120000 pa, as confirmed by the building supervisors? Entilini have a rent free building for the 30 years of their Toll Concession, even if they don’t build a Toll Control building.
  • Is Entilini a sustainable business if they “wrongfully claimed R59 Million from PGWC for “lower than expected toll figures”? Why are Entilini’s financial reports for the last 8 years not being released to prove its viability?
  • The projected traffic figures have never been achieved so why is PGWC allowing Entilini to build a wasteful R54 Million Toll Plaza on a minor road with low traffic volumes?
  • If the construction is stopped and the plans changed, what are the details of the penalty costs?

THIS ABUSE OF PUBLIC MONEY & DESTRUCTION OF OUR NATURAL HERITAGE CANNOT CONTINUE!

OTHER WAYS YOU CAN HELP to “Protect Chapman’s Peak” during the month of May 2012

Come to the Fundraising Auction: Thurs 17th May 18h00 to 19h30 La Cuccina Restaurant, Hout Bay. Ph: 021790 8008, Victoria Mall, Cnr Victoria & Empire Rd, Hout Bay.

Come to the Public March: Sunday 20th May 2012 at 11h00 from Hout Bay beach to Entilini Offices next to 7/11 shop on Main Road.

Come to the Cape High Court: Monday 28th May 2012 at 09h00 – Keerom Street, Cape Town – Application for Building Interdict by HBRRA & Habitat Council vs WCPG & Entilini & SAN Parks

Donate toward the legal costs: The Hout Bay Ratepayers & Residents Association asks you to make a R500 donation (or as much as you can afford), to the Legal Fund to pay for representation in the Cape High Court Interdict application on Monday 28 May 2012.

· Contributions should be sent to Cullinan & Associates trust fund: Standard Bank – Branch Code: 020 009 Branch: Cape Town · Account Name: Cullinan & Associates Inc. Trust Account No: 070 223 149 · Reference: Chapman’s Peak (Very important to insert this Reference)

– Please send e-mail confirmation of payment: hbrra@houtbay.org.za

Please contribute to the legal trust fund: All money raised is guaranteed to be used exclusively to pay experts who are qualified to persuade the Court into forbidding the construction. Sufficient funds are essential to our being able to win this case. None of us wishes to hand over to future generations a toll plaza and luxury office block on Chapman’s Peak situated in our magnificent National Park – a World Heritage site. This is your way of doing something to halt this construction.

LET YOUR CONTRIBUTION BE YOUR LEGACY TO PROTECT CHAPMAN’S PEAK!

Please make your contribution now – It’s urgent!

Go to Facebook “Protect Chapman’s Peak movement” page & press “LIKE” · www.facebook.com/ProtectChappies

Go to Avaaz Petition and sign to Protect Chapman’s Peak on petition form · www.avaaz.org/en/petition/Protect_Chapmans_Peak_Movement/?fsfIjab&pv=5

Watch the Documentary “SITE SEEING” by Andrea Bennett – UCT Honours Film Production student, on You Tube: · http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmZuyCI0WW8&feature=youtu.be

PLEASE PASS ON THIS INFORMATION TO YOUR FRIENDS & FAMILY MEMBERS & YOUR CO-WORKERS.
PLEASE REPOST THE ABOVE LINKS ON YOUR FACEBOOK PAGE, TWITTER & INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS.
HELP SPREAD THE WORD!

Thanks for your support!!

Protect Chapman’s Peak Movement
c/o pcpm@houtbay.org.za

 

 

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