Thousands attend cable car meeting

2013-11-25 00:00

THOUSANDS of members of the Busingatha community, near Bergville, took part in a public meeting on Saturday to discuss plans to install a cable car in the Drakensberg.

The proposed cableway impacts mainly on the amaZizi community, who live in the Busingatha valley.

Economic Development and Tourism Department spokesperson Siyabonga Maphumulo described the numbers who turned up as “overwhelming”, adding that two huge tents erected at the venue were filled to capacity.

The public meeting was part of a consultation process launched by the department following the release of a a feasibility study into the construction of the proposed Drakensberg cable car.

The initiative was identified as a catalytic project that could dramatically change the tourism landscape of the province in its 20-year tourism master plan.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.