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Monday, January 16, 2017
CAPE TOWN'S MUNICIPAL INTELLIGENCE AT ITS WORST
Dear Patricia de Lille Mayor
of Cape Town,
In the Sunday Times
article headed How Cape
Town became a place that meansbusiness you told us why the MotherCity
has been named as having one of the best foreign direct investment strategies
in the world.
That’s great but it doesn’t mean that nothing must be done
about a shocking waste of ratepayers money that keeps going on and on at the
can’t get much more idiotic than this: piling sand that has been blown onto a
road back on to the edge of it where it came from.
can’t get much more idiotic than this: dumping a lot of the sand in truck loads
onto the edge of a nearby wind swept car park.
Sand being cleared
The section of road that gets covered in sand is just before
the entrance to the Soetwater recreational and camping area. This also has an
environmental education centre and conference facilities for about 40 people.
Some cleared sand piled on the side where it came from
The road branches off there to Witsands surfing beach a short
distance away where there is a car park as well as a slipway for launching boats.
Sand dumped on the side of the car park
a week of the sand on the road being shifted with a front end loader and two
trucks the road was covered almost as badly as it had been before. This
expensive charade takes place every few months depending on how strong the wind
It’s as idiotic as digging holes and filling them up again.
But nobody on the Council seems to realise this. After all it’s not their money
that is being spent so why worry. See:clearing the road once again .