Public’s opinions on Chapman’s Peak toll plaza and office block

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  1. Cartoons
  2. Letters to the press, media articles and general comment
  3. Photo’s from the 22nd January protest action
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Public opinion as depicted in media cartoons about the Chapman’s Peak Office Block and Toll Plaza fiasco


Public opinion and media articles about the Chapman’s Peak Office Block and Toll Plaza fiasco


Show of public opinion:
Pictures taken at the protest march on 22nd January 2012 against the Chapman’s Peak Office Block and Toll Plaza

Thousands protest against the luxury office block and toll booth on Chappies. - (Banner being held up : See no evil. Hear no evil. Speak no evil - FRONT: Rob Pomario, Entilini Director with Ministers Carlisle and Winde signing the new deal. BACK: SELF EXPLANATORY!)


Show of public opinion:
Videos concerning the Chapman’s Peak Office Block and Toll Plaza debacle

 

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A Mighty Purpose from Green Renaissance on Vimeo.

Video: An Honours student documentary about the controversial Chapmans Peak toll plaza and office block development, and the protest action against it that has taken place to try to halt construction on this World Heritage site.

Video: Tree felling at the controversial building site of a proposed R54 million office block and tolling station on the Unesco World heritage Site, Chapman’s Peak Drive. Thursday, 1 march 2012.
Thanks to Jess Morgan who succinctly gets to the heart of the Chapman’s Peak debacle in this video.

EWN Online (Eye Witness News) news coverage of Chapman’s 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”.

SABC News 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

 

EWN Online (Eye Witness News) Protesters brought a halt to construction of the controversial new Chapman’s Peak toll plaza on Wednesday 15 February 2012. Aletta Gardner reports.

 

Hunger Strike for Chapman’s Peak – Threatened with arrest
Bronwen Lankers-Byrne undertook a 16 Day Hunger Fast to draw attention to the massive luxury Toll Plaza being planned for Chapman’s Peak, Table Mountain National Park, Cape Town. Here she is threatened with arrest, it took a High Court Judge to get her out and they retuned in the dark at 20h30 at night to bully her out the building site.

 

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