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Save the Sea Point Promenade February 28, 2008

Posted by Andreas in activism, Cape Town, Press Release, Society, South Africa.

Here’s an invitation from Seafront for All to a UCT Centre for African Studies Discussion Forum on proposed developments for the Sea Point Promenade:

“The Cape Town City Council has awarded a tender to a developer to erect a 52-bedroom hotel and a multi-storeyed shopping centre at the Sea Point pavilion. If allowed to go ahead, it will destroy one of the most precious and inclusive public open spaces in Cape Town. The Sea Point open air swimming pools and pavilion are used by thousands of Capetonians – poor and rich, black and white. Now, like many of the best parts of Cape Town, it is being taken from the people of Cape Town and sold off to a rich elite.

The Centre for African Studies is hosting a forum on Wednesday, March 5, from 6pm to 7.30 pm. Anti-development activists, environmentalists; thinkers and journalists will debate how best to fight off this development.

We will also be looking at how important public open spaces are to the emotional and cultural health of a city – and what sort of Cape Town we want. A seaside resort for the global rich? Or a vibrant, diverse African city?

Come and be part of the debate.”

All welcome.
Drinks and snacks will be served.

Venue –
The Gallery
Centre for African Studies
Oppenheimer Institute Building
Engineering Mall
Upper Campus
University of Cape Town

Time 18:00
Date March 5th, 2007

Here’s a map of UCT (the Centre for African Studies is in cell B2).



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