25 Jan 2013

Paying for the “day pass” on Chapmans Peak, Hout Bay

Paying for the “day pass” on Chapmans Peak, Hout Bay

There has been a discussion happening on HBO in connection with the paying for the Chapmans Peak “day pass”.

790Tv called the Entillini manager in Hout Bay and was told the following:

During daylight hours, the “day pass” is free. However once the sun has set one has to pay for the “day pass”. This is not a new policy but has been in existence since the toll-booths were set up. There are signs on the toll-booths explaining this.

The reason this was implemented, was due to the fact that people were abusing the system. People were taking a “day pass”, and driving all the way through after sunset or before sunsrise. The times during which the control point is unmanned.

 

 

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24 Jan 2013

Hout Bay featured in really cool trial biking video. #promotinghoutbay

Kenny Belaey, 9 time Trial Bike world champion cruising around Cape Town on his Enduro LE Force by GT bicycles. Earn your wings…Hout Bay segment starts @ 01:02

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14 Feb 2012

Hopefully no dead bodies in Hout Bay!

An update on Bronwen Lankers-Byrne hunger strike, to stop the building of the new Chapmans Peak Toll…video produced by VisualBusiness.

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30 Jan 2012

Have you seen one of these in Hout Bay?

Have you seen one of these in Hout Bay?

This is a wonderful photo of a Caracal in the Cape Nature Reserve taken from the SANParks facebook page. 790Tv spotted one a few years back on Chapmans Peak drive. Please email or tweet if you have “seen a Caracal in Hout Bay” to news@790tv.co.za or include @790tv, for us to see your tweet…

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27 Jan 2012

The decadence starts in Hout Bay

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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