Sign the petition
We have been collecting signatures on our petition from those who are opposed to the shopping mall development at Princess Vlei. We have collected hundreds of signatures so far, but hope to collect hundreds more in the coming weeks. We have launched an online petition, and aim to collect 5000 signatures before October 15. We will then present these and the hard copy petitions to representatives of the Local and Provincial Government in the Western Cape.
We need you to help us collect signatures:
Sign the online petition and pass it on to friends and family.
Print out a petition princess_vlei_petition.pdf and collect signatures. Hand it in to one of the above.
This is the text of both the online petition and the hard copy petition:
Save Princess Vlei Petition
We, the undersigned citizens of Cape Town. declare ourselves in support of the People’s Development Plan for Princess Vlei and object most strongly to the rezoning of the banks of Princess Vlei to allow the building of a double volume shopping mall with close on 600 parking bays.
We hereby petition all authorities that have power of decision‐making about this valuable, eco‐ sensitive and culturally significant public open space to reject the proposed shopping mall development and review the extension of zoning decision made by MEC Bredell of the Western Cape Provincial Government.
We draw attention to the Cultural heritage aspect in terms of the UN Convention on Intangible Heritage, which compels States to respect the heritage of indigenous people, and in this respect we refer to the traditions of the First Nation people, The Khoi and The San and the connectivity of the descendants of the Khoisan people to the Vlei. The banks of the vlei also host some very rare Cape Flats Sand Fynbos, which we feel compelled to protect. We hereby object to the sale of the land and support the People’s Plan for Princess Vlei.