Breakthrough seen in Chappies saga

2012-02-16 10:27

Cape Town - A "breakthrough" meeting between a civil rights group and the transport department was expected after construction of an office block on Chapman's Peak was halted, the Cape Times reported on Thursday.

The Civil Rights Action Group (Crag), the department, construction company Murray and Roberts and toll operator Entilini would likely meet on Thursday to discuss Crag's alternative tolling proposal.

Crag's Terry Wyner was quoted as saying: "[Transport MEC Robin] Carlisle said if we can show him other options without any legal or financial implications then he would listen to our proposal."

If its proposal was rejected, reasons for this would have to be stated in writing within 24 hours. Crag wanted a tolling boom, requiring minimal assistance, to be erected instead.

Construction of the R54m development had been halted over concern for the safety of two women who had chained themselves to the building site.

  • fredrichh - 2012-02-16 10:58

    Please fix the last paragraph.. It is impossible to understand what is meant by it.

  • tony.kirby1 - 2012-02-16 11:07

    Good old News24 cub reporters doing their thing. Don't know how to use spell-check.

  • john.h.viljoen - 2012-02-16 11:09

    proof reading is dead!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • stefan.vanderspuy - 2012-02-16 11:35

    This is really poor and sloppy! And we pay for the crap News24 dishes up!

      stuart.steedman - 2012-02-16 11:38

      We pay? I must have missed that memo.

      camolivier - 2012-02-16 11:53

      you pay??

  • Yolanda - 2012-02-16 11:41

    Seriously! if this is what journalists produce, then ANYONE can do this job. the standards in journalism have dropped. *smh*

  • Skwertno1 - 2012-02-16 11:44

    Bronwyn Lankaers-Byrne, who has been on an 11-day hunger strike, and Fiona Hinds who are against the R54m toll plaza chained themselves to the construction site !!!!! TO STOP THIS MADNESS Love & Light to you both for your extreme efforts

  • Jayne - 2012-02-16 11:46

    Those hungry girls must be relieved!!!!!

  • pmbadenhorst - 2012-02-16 12:50

    im buying them their first big mac

      Ally - 2012-02-16 17:28

      junk food is just adding insult to injury!

  • Olivia - 2012-02-16 12:57

    wtf?? i don't really understand the details of this article, it's really not clear to me.

  • Sam - 2012-02-16 13:22

    Hmmm, I must be weird or something. This article makes perfect sense to me... has it been doctored since all the comments about it being incomprehensible, or what?

      stuart.steedman - 2012-02-16 13:48

      They've repaired the article since the posts above were made.

      Sam - 2012-02-16 17:14

      Thanks, Stuart. I was getting worried ;-)

  • Ingrid - 2012-02-16 14:17

    This is really good news for the Hout Bay Community and the country. Chapmans Peak is a Heritage site for the country. My admiration goes to Bronwyn and the ladies who have chained themselves to the building site to stop these mullets from continuing with the destructive building of an unecessary tolling station. Go CRAG go and the best of luck for a successful outcome.

  • thamifraser - 2012-02-16 15:33

    Why didn't Robin Carlisle listen to the people in the first place? He tried to bully the people with kragdadigheid. Why can't politicians learn that they are supposed to serve the citizens, not their egos.

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