The City’s Fresh Water Crisis

Concerned water expert professionals have been warning the City for 10 years that its burgeoning population, stemming from the constant influx of people from the Eastern Cape in particular, and the negative effects of climate change on the drought prone Western Cape, would lead to dire water shortages unless immediate steps were taken to augment the area’s fresh water supply.

Nothing was done by our Western Cape or Cape Town political leaders until a few weeks ago.



The proposal by the Government of the Western Cape for a large polyclinic on the Hout Bay commonage is inappropriate and does not fit in with the Plan for the commonage, and is of great concern as it will further erode the remaining Open Space and render the Commonage almost completely depleted – the commonage is the only sizable bit of usable Public Open Space remaining in Hout Bay. 

Len's lines

A message from the Chairman of the Hout Bay Residents’ & Ratepayers’ Association.

All is not what it seems in this Idyllic Valley

As I was considering what I would say in this last Hout and About for 2014, I came across this article which I felt I would like to share with you, as it synchronised with my thoughts - it appeared on the back page of The Good Weekend, Sunday Argus 30th November 2014 written by Tim Roston entitled, “The hike from Noordhoek to Chapman’s Peak provides a workout in nature”.