Monthly Archives: May 2010

Costly reverse

Ian Fife – Thursday, 22 Apr 2010

original article on the FM website

Civil society has emerged victorious in its battle to save the Sea Point pavilion in Cape Town from redevelopment into a hotel and shopping centre.

But last month’s Cape Town high court judgment against the developers and the provincial government begs the question of what the DA government in the Western Cape is doing to clean up the widespread cronyism, possibly corruption, under its ANC predecessors, led by Ebrahim Rasool.  Judges Burton Fourie and Siraj Desai reviewed and set aside former environment MEC Tasneem Essop’s record of decision that approved turning a public space in Sea Point into a major development.

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