MILNERTON AQUATIC CLUB NOTICE.
Water Use Restrictions – Action Required.
(If you agree with Mancom’s position, detailed below, please sign and distribute the following petition.)
On Thursday last week (14 November 2019), the City of Cape Town (CoCT) instituted a notice, “Recreational Restrictions at Table Bay Nature Reserve, Rietvlei Waterbody”, temporarily prohibiting Windsurfing, Kitesurfing, Canoeing, and Water-skiing. Power-boating and sailing were excluded from the prohibition
Despite being in constant contact with the CoCT, regarding water quality at the vlei, the Club’s Management Committee (Mancom) were not consulted about or informed of the prohibition being instituted.
Mancom is in the process of bringing an urgent interdict against the CoCT to reverse the prohibition. The latest available water quality data indicate that the vlei meets all national and international standards for recreational use.
Mancom is taking the stance that unless the CoCT can provide conclusive scientific data to the contrary the vlei should remain open for all recreational activities. The Club is entering its “high” season and this prohibition will be extremely detrimental for the Club.
In support of our efforts we need to collect as many signatures as possible by Thursday coming (21 November 2019) please sign the partition.
Petition Link: https://www.change.org/p/city-of-cape-town-unban-windsurfin…