Friday, June 5, 2020

The Noisy Red Ship

Pic Alex Aitkenhead
It is with great pleasure that we can confirm that the red vessel (Santa Clarawhich has kept many of us awake at night, has kindly agreed to shift to another anchorage.

We would like to thank our committee member, Mr. Andre Langeveldt for making the effort to contact the Ports' Harbour Master, Captain Alex Miya and initiate this favourable arrangement for our community.

Back Ground

Monday, June 1, 2020

Opening of reserves, conservation areas, parks and beaches under Level 3 remains uncertain

Where can we go (legally) under Level 3 in Cape Town?

There seems to be a misunderstanding by the Executive Mayor of what the Regulations say. 

While beaches and parks are closed and can only be opened if the Alert Level 3 regulations are changed, the question still remains in relation to Nature Reserves.

Werkmans Attorneys' Shane Krige says that the Media Statement fails to take into account the exception contained in Regulation 39(2)(g).   Regulation 39(2)(g) contains a specific exception that states that Nature Reserves are open for "such facilities and activities as envisaged in sub-regulation (3)." Sub-regulation 39(3) refers to "private self-drive excursion activities". 

In other words, Nature Reserves are open for activities that can be conducted as self-drive excursions.