Delay in Tokai pine felling court hearing

2016-09-20 06:00

The matter between Parkscape vs SANParks and Moutain To Ocean (MTO) which was supposed to be back at the Western Cape High Court on Monday 10 October will now be heard on Monday 7 November.

This is because Monday 10 October is the first day of the fourth term and Judge President John Hlophe would need to have some opportunity to read the papers before hand,and this would not be possible in this instance.

The filing of papers by the various parties has also been extended.

MTO and SANParks have agreed that, pending the return day, they will not fell any further trees in the Dennendal Plantation and no felling will take place until at least Tuesday 8 November.

Parkscape went to court on Friday 9 September stating that they are concerned that SANParks is acting in bad faith with regards to the management framework given the sudden rush to fell the area.

The court ordered that felling be stopped until they went back to court (Felling put on hold by court, People’s Post, 13 September).

Pines that will be cut will be replaced by fynbos. The proposed felling has created controversy, with some claiming fynbos will only increase crime in the area while others have cried to protect the critically endangered fynbos.

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.

Inside News24

 
PARTNER CONTENT
INFOGRAPHIC: New thinking required for retirement

Everything we believe about retirement is fast becoming outdated.

PARTNER CONTENT
WATCH: How education can change a life

A university education gives students the chance to create a better future for themselves, their families and to opportunity achieve their dreams.

/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.