Your SMSes

2015-05-05 06:00

Disaster plan

. Create a law that all institutions must have a disaster plan. A copy should be kept by the City of Cape Town and be regularly updated. If an institution fails to do this, they could be held liable for their residents.

. Signs warning people about what causes bush fires and how to prevent them should be put up along the roadside, especially along the mountain areas and also were there is thick bush. Advertise a stompie hotline on a billboard with the crying bokkie and a stompie. It is important to have all three, because most people won’t bother to read it but the visual impact is what matters.

. More and wider fire breaks need to be built in areas of large vegetation as a preventative measure of fires spreading. This is job creation for the jobless under strict control. Regular controlled burns should be carried in good conditions. If this had been started and done regularly years ago, this disaster that is now going to cause massive soil erosion and destroy wildlife could have been prevented.

. All reports state the fires started on the morning of Sunday 1 March. I drove along Boyes Drive at 22:45 that Saturday and above the mountain the sky was extensively brightly lit up. I could not see actual flames. Was this not picked up or reported on?

People’s Post reported that the fire started on Sunday 1 March as received from the City of Cape Town’s information. – Ed.

. With all the road closures during the fires the Far South was cut off and additional emergency vehicles had difficulty with access. When will they build the tunnel through the mountain to link up with De Waal Drive? – Adrian

. I am not hearing any attention being given to fire breaks. Houses in Kommetjie, Tokai and elsewhere are exposed to potential fynbos fire. There are timber and thatch roof houses with no fire paths. Surely, that’s the disaster. A fynbos fire is not a disaster.

. Manage the vagrant situation in the Deep South to ensure they are not in a position to start fires to keep warm.

. The traffic grid locks and fire threats to homes are resulting from the fact that too many people live in the Deep South. Stop all future residential development now to ease the pressure. – Alec, Lakeside

. There should be a moratorium on all Far South development until roads, rail, water, sewage, electricity, internet and disaster management can cope. The City refuses to even discuss this. Why? – Graham Austin

. No more development in Deep South. It’s enough. – Lara

Cactus

. I have the same cactus in my garden. It is about 30 years old and stunning when in full bloom. The flowers are starting now. – Matty Duddy

. My son lives in Southfield and has the same cactus. Sometimes it blooms twice a year, but also only lasts one day. My son’s plant has quite a few flowers at a time. It is quite an experience when they bloom knowing they only last a day.

Rental stock

. Why must the people of the flats complain at the rent office? Where are the two Ocean View councillors when these things happens? – Paul

Fish Hoek cottages

. Built in the 1980s, these are people’s homes. They have been kept waiting too long. It is not acceptable. – M Bruce

. The leases should be renewed and seaside cottages kept. They are beautiful and a lovely place to holiday and retire to. The City must not be selfish about this. Don’t change what works and are beautiful. We don’t need this beautiful area to go to wrack and ruin too.

Scorpio creche

. It is unfair towards the ECD forum to allow the people who shut down the creche due to arrears and the rent that was behind. Give the ECD Forum another chance.

. I suggest you give the ECD Forum a chance to run the Scorpio creche

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