The decadence starts in Hout Bay

After a great showing by protesters over the weekend, the building of the new plaza looks like it has begun…

So here is the predicament we face  as a community.  The tolling/management company of Chapmans Peak Drive are given the go ahead to start building by Robin Carlisle, a Member of the Western Cape Provincial Parliament for the Democratic Alliance and Provincial Minister of Transport and Public Works. One of the conundrums is that  the vast majority of protesters over the weekend probably voted for the Democratic Alliance, in the last local election.

The fact that the Table Mountain National Park allocated land for the building of the toll, opens up a “whole can of worms” for the community of Hangberg who might possibly view this as an opportunity to illegally move on to TMNP land across the bay, below the Sentinel.

Or how about the 54 Million Rand of taxpayers money, being spent to build the “decadent” toll building that could go into alleviating housing and social issues in Imizamo Yethu.

Sure this project,  and later the management of the toll will create local jobs, but at what price will it be achieved? The Table Mountain National Park is constitutionally the rights of all South African and thus owned by all South Africans.

Whats stopping me from dropping in a few sand bags next to Tintswalo Lodge, to create an artificial reef to surf on. Have you seen how crowded Llandudno has been this summer?

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