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Save the Seapoint Promenade! January 17, 2008

Posted by Andreas in activism, Cape Town, South Africa.

The Seapoint Promenade is under threat from developers once again. Plans for the area include a hotel and a three-storey shopping centre.

There are few Captonians who haven’t enjoyed a walk, run or a game of soccer on this beautiful stretch of urban coastline at some stage in their lives and many of continue to do so on a regular basis – my family goes for an evening swim at the glorious public swimming pool every week in summer.

I feel very strongly about preserving the area in its present form – it provides very cheap or free outdoor recreational options for all the people of this city in which spaces that are open to the public are forever under-resourced and shrinking (no more free picnics at Groot Constantia, for example!). And don’t talk to me about progress – if progress means more hotels and shopping malls, I’ll happily do without it, thank you very much.

If you feel the same, why not support the Seafront For All (SEAFA) initiative by signing their petition against new developments on the Seapoint Promenade here!



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