Environment Commissioner

WESTERN CAPE GOVERNMENT WANTS TO REMOVE A CHAPTER 9 INSTITUTION.
Please use the form below to add your name and comment.

If you object or support the notion, please give a reason why. Should you be at a loss for words, read the summary, live input or documents below the form. Feel free to copy and paste into the message area provided. If you don’t take any action, your inaction will be regarded as tacit agreement.  Closing date is midnight 6 April 2018.

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SUMMARY

The Western Cape Constitution, 1997 provides for Other Constitutional Institutions in Chapter 9, namely a Commissioner for the Environment (s71), Children’s Commissioner (s78) and Cultural Councils (s70).

There is a Bill before Provincial Parliament aimed at scrapping the job of the Environmental Commissioner.  Comment on this draft Bill, by using the form above.

SAMPLE OBJECTION:

We strongly object to the scrapping of this role in this Province and it is a shame that this post had never been filled by the Western Cape Govt.

This post is essential for the public to have a recourse to protect the Western Province’s sensitive environment and It has become even more necessary in the light that it is now up to University Professors to stop the City of Cape Town from drilling into the Province’s aquifers with zero environmental oversight or studies.

We therefore urge the Western Cape Government to reconsider this short sighted and frivolous decision.

POINTS TO NOTE

      1. Waste is pumped into the ocean by the City of Cape Town in vast quantities
      2. Waste water works are in dismal condition
      3. Drilling in aquifers are done with no environmental study
      4. Desalination plants are erected on beaches right next to public areas – no environmental study was done,

Currently the public do not have an Environmental Commissioner to lodge complaints to.  Leaving this watchdog function to Central government is not acceptable.

THE POST OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSIONER CAN NOT BE SCRAPPED

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2018-04-14 21:22:57 +02:00
Jolanda


We strongly object to the scrapping of this role in this Province and it is a shame that this post had never been filled by the Western Cape Govt.

This post is essential for the public to have a recourse to protect the Western Province’s sensitive environment and It has become even more necessary in the light that it is now up to University Professors to stop the City of Cape Town from drilling into the Province’s aquifers with zero environmental oversight or studies.

We therefore urge the Western Cape Government to reconsider this short sighted and frivolous decision.



POINTS TO NOTE
1.Waste is pumped into the ocean by the City of Cape Town in vast quantities
2.Waste water works are in dismal condition
3.Drilling in aquifers are done with no environmental study
4.Desalination plants are erected on beaches right next to public areas – no environmental study was done,



Currently the public do not have an Environmental Commissioner to lodge complaints to. Leaving this watchdog function to Central government is not acceptable.

THE POST OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL COMMISSIONER CAN NOT BE SCRAPPED
2018-04-13 13:47:37 +02:00
Conor
Once Again Local Government and Provincial Government are involved in all the topics listed.
Having not following proper procedures and then finding ways to make extra streams of revenue the same way they are doing to AARTO, City Rates Increase and others.

They are spending lot's of money and demanding Increase in Tariffs and Developing new areas like they are about to in the city and at Ratanga Junction.

Leave our money alone. Appoint a commissioner and let that person Police the environment issues for us.

When I go to the beach I don't want to swim amongst sewerage or even desalinated water form nearby sewer outlets.
2018-04-13 13:37:16 +02:00
Christina
2018-04-13 11:12:56 +02:00
Maggie
2018-04-13 10:35:40 +02:00
Esmari
2018-04-13 08:42:01 +02:00
Mickey
My family and i strongly object to the scrapping of this role in this Province and it is a shame that this post had never been filled by the Western Cape Govt.

This post is essential for the public to have a recourse to protect the Western Province’s sensitive environment and It has become even more necessary in the light that it is now up to University Professors to stop the City of Cape Town from drilling into the Province’s aquifers with zero environmental oversight or studies.

We therefore urge the Western Cape Government to reconsider this short sighted and frivolous decision.
2018-04-12 07:37:52 +02:00
Sabelo
I strongly object to the motion to remove the Environmental Commissioner position in the City of Cape Town. This position is critical to the to the management and the policing of biodiversity, natural resource management use in the city. The City is unique because of such and we need a credible "watchdog" post like such to ensure the "elites'" developmental city aspirations are policed within limits.
2018-04-11 20:58:10 +02:00
David
The Western Cape government is becoming a joke and losing credibility at an alarming rate! Let’s quit the nepotism and infighting and rather consult with true external expertise before embarking on more ill thought decisions.
2018-04-11 20:43:01 +02:00
Denise
A political ploy at NATIONAL LEVEL of sheer ignorance and ineptitude as always
2018-04-11 15:18:48 +02:00
Anwyn
I strongly object, Why is it that this City does not work for us, charges us extreme rates for everything but then does the bare minimum to save costs? If we as citizens should follow protocols, so should this city!
dear cape town enviro

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