Cape Town’s ‘not so grand’ centralisation scheme

The City, which works for its corporate citizens, providing them with a “red tape to red carpet” special service that us mere mortals can only dream of, is implementing a massive growth strategy to increase square metres of office, conference, hotel and private living space in the central business district (CBD) and close to it.This makes the land in the CBD much more valuable, making billions for the property developers and hundreds of millions in additional rates annually for the City.

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GCTCA Annual Chairman’s Report August 2015

It would appear that the voice of the ratepayer is being silenced by the new municipal bylaw on planning (MBL). Regulation will allow developments to be approved without consultation with the ratepayers and community. A closer study of the MBL reveal quite wide ranging powers given to the City to exclude public participation, e.g the City can decide whom it feels would be appropriate to consult. This means it could bypass the local ratepayer and civic organisations thus denying organised community structures a voice.

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Road Accident fund: total liabilities exceed its total assets by R46.395m

The Greater Cape Town Civic Alliance (GCTCA) notes with deep concern that Auditor General Mr Terence Nombembe (AG) has cast doubt on the Road Accident Fund’s (RAF) ability to operate as a going concern.

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Chapman’s Peak a Cape Times Editorial : “PEAK HOUR”

Perhaps the biggest loser will be public confidence. If the government can get away with activities that flout its own laws – and use public money to fight citizens who try to hold it to account in court- why should anyone bother?

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“Granting an interdict would severely prejudice the province”

An application to interdict construction of the control building for the Chapman’s Peak toll plaza in Cape Town was dismissed in the Western Cape High Court on Wednesday.

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

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.

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Chapman’s Peak luxury office block plans and drawings: here it REALLY is

Not a pretty picture. The actual architectural drawing of the of the planned Chapman’s Peak Drive two storey LUXURY offices next to the toll plaza

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

Some of the public’s opinions on Chapman’s Peak toll plaza and office block as depicted in cartoons, letters, media articles, photo’s and video

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The public take Chapman’s Peak issue back to court

HOUT Bay residents have gone to court for the second time in an attempt to halt the building of the controversial R54-million luxury office on Chapman’s Peak Drive.

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CHAPMAN’S PEAK DRIVE APPEAL FOR FUNDS

The HBRRA’s powerful legal team remains convinced that the planned toll plaza is inappropriate. They are highly motivated and have strongly advised the Association to apply once again to the High Court to stop the construction. “We have the end in sight and now simply require sufficient funds to finish the job”.

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We are deeply concerned about Capetonian cost of living increases

The Greater Cape Town Civic Alliance (GCTCA) is deeply concerned at the astronomical increases in the cost of living being faced by Capetonians.

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JOIN THE CHAPPIES PROTEST!

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.

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The public want answers on the Chapman’s Peak Toll Plaza and office

Bronwen Lankers-Byrne on the Chapman’s Peak toll plaza and office: I and the public have many unanswered questions and concerns and would like answers to the following…

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IFP: DA AND ANC TO CORRECT THEIR CHAPMAN’S PEAK ERRORS

The DA government made a mistake in the way it handled the construction of luxury office space in the World Heritage Site at Chapman’s Peak Drive.

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Request for funding to pay High Court action against Chapman’s Peak development

A team of highly experienced legal specialists researching the legality of the development have assured us that we have a good case for stopping construction.

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Carlisle sues Chairman of Residents’ Association of Hout Bay over Chapman’s Peak

The Chapman’s Peak toll saga has taken a dramatic new turn – with Transport MEC Robin Carlisle now suing a Hout Bay activist for defamation.

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