Tokai forest preserved

2017-03-01 14:16
No trees will be cut in the Tokai forest unless the another lawful decision is taken. Parkspace won the court case to stop the cutting of the trees in the forest

No trees will be cut in the Tokai forest unless the another lawful decision is taken. Parkspace won the court case to stop the cutting of the trees in the forest (Tiyese Jeranji)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Parkscape – a community forum created to liaise with SANparks has won the case against Mountain To Ocean (MTO) and SANparks to stop cutting trees in the Tokai Forest.

Judgement was handed down by Judge Patrick Gamble at the Cape Town High Court  this morning (1 March).

The felling of the tress in the Tokai Forest started last year August (People’s Post, Tokai forest being cut down, 30 August). However it had to be stopped until judgement was served following Parkscape taking the other two parties to court.

Following the judgement, Parkscape posted on their Facebook page that they have achieved a comprehensive win, with costs.

The statement on their page went on to say that they are delighted with the outcome, and not just because they have been able to uphold the needs and wants of the community of over two and a half thousand people that they represent.

“We are also greatly encouraged that this judgement shows, once again, that South Africa’s legal system continues to uphold justice and just administrative action, particularly at this time when government and its agencies believe they are a law unto themselves.”

Parkscape believes that their win ensures that SANparks, will now be legally obliged to engage with them.

No one from SANparks could comment on this as they said they have no information on the judgement at the moment

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.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

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.