Save the Seapoint Promenade! January 17, 2008Posted 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.