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The residents of Dontse Yahke having inadequate toilet facilities and, in some instances, cultural objections to using chemical toilets, defecate wherever they can around this settlement. The principal areas are around the water tank that supplies the whole of Hout Bay and on Erf 2286, which bounds the south-eastern corner of Hugenden Estate.
Use of these areas as a toilet results in:
- severe ecoli pollution of, in the case of:
- the water tank zone - Imizamo Yethu lower down the hillside and ultimately of the Hout Bay River, whenever there is rainfall of any intensity;
- Erf 2286 - the abutting homesteads in Hughenden Estate;
- considerable air pollution in the surrounding areas.
In the case of the Oceana fish processing plant, the main objective of the APP is to demonstrate a collective voice of people, institutions, businesses and organisations in Hout Bay who believe that the current fish processing operation, and subsequent smell, is unacceptable and should be labelled as a public nuisance. The HBR&RA seeks to mobilise action from Oceana and the City of Cape Town to instigate change in a socially, economically and environmentally sound manner, through a series of comprehensive investigations and studies that place sustainability as its core focus.
To whom it may concern
On Friday 5th September at 07h30 my husband was having an early morning jog on Llandudno beach when he was bitten by a large ridgeback dog.
The dog belonged to a woman who appeared to have a number of dogs that she had brought to the beach for a walk. None of the dogs were on a leash.
It was always merely a matter of time, before one of "our" local taxis was involved in a fatal accident. To highlight the routine madness displayed by some of these drivers, of both
sedan & minibus taxis, this morning's accident involved a well known skorokoro speedster swerving off the bridge on Princess Avenue to avoid oncoming traffic, while attempting to
In last month’s Hout & About we reported on the revised development parameters that the owner of Erf 3477, on the Karbonkelberg, was seeking.
The City’s Spatial Planning & Land Use Management committee considered this application on 10th September. No decisions were taken as the committee decided that a site visit is essential to consider the proposals and counter arguments put forward, the principal of which were that any development on this erf will be against the City’s & the Province’s own Policies & Guidelines.