Approved eco-estate raises ire

A controversial eco-estate, at the foot of the Hottentot’s Holland Mountains near Sir Lowry’s Pass Village, has received environmental approval from the Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning (DEADP), despite numerous objections received during the public participation process.

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New zoning scheme could damage character of Cape Town

The city’s announcement of the new Integrated Zone Scheme (CTZS), effective as of Friday (1st March 2013), is meant to rid the metro of apartheid-style planning policy, cut red tape and contain urban sprawl. Some of this is true, but it is also likely to bring with it problems that could radically change the character of the city and undermine its sustainability. These have been largely ignored by planners despite their having been pointed out often.

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Ward Committee’s failure to launch

Of the city’s 111 wards, only 16 committees were “fully functional” The city appeared before the province’s local government standing committee yesterday to explain why it was failing to “fully implement” ward committees. They replaced the ward forum system in 2011 and are supposed to meet at least six times a year.

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GCTCA officially appeals approval of City of Cape Town Budget 2012/2013

“Public participation in local government matters is a value enshrined by the Constitution in terms of section 152(1)(e) of the Constitution.”

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Criticism of R30bn draft city budget

The Greater Cape Town Civic Alliance (GCTCA), a residents’ and ratepayers’ body, also rejected the budget, saying the city chose not to engage it over its written objections and concerns presented to its management.

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ALLIANCE REJECTS CAPE TOWN CITY BUDGET

The Greater Cape Town Civic Alliance (GCTCA) informed the City of Cape Town on Thursday 24 May 2012 that it is rejecting the city’s Draft Budget for 2012/13

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You pay as City coins it

The Greater Cape Town Civic Alliance has accused the City of being economical with the truth in its annual budget.

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GCTCA submits objection to City budget for 2012-2013

The Greater Cape Town Civic Alliance has to date received limited responses to a request for information and has subsequently tabled an objection to the City of Cape Town’s draft budget for 2012/2013.

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Lets free up city budgets to solve real problems

Lester September Greater Cape Town Civic Alliance

Cape Argus

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Increase in water and sanitation tariffs unreasonable

‘CT tariff hike may encourage water conservation’

Chanels September



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Western Cape surface water augmentation options: we are scraping the barrel

The latest newsletter on the progress with the Western

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Public Lecture on “SA’s energy future-Coal, Nuclear or Renewables”

Public Lecture on “SA’s energy future-Coal, Nuclear or

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MyCiTi West Coast bus service to begin rolling from Monday 09 May 2011

CITY OF CAPE TOWN : MEDIA RELEASE : 04

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Spin city

Cape Times 5th April 2011

THE article in the

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No decision on ‘flytrap’

City ‘kept on delivering sludge’

TygerTalk : 30th March

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Cape Town passes development buck

Cape Town reconsiders approval for Durbanville property development

 



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