Update #12 ·

Tell the Mayor what you would like to see at Princess Vlei...

Dear Friends

Your voices have been heard! Recently, we have been encouraged by certain comments suggesting that the City may be reconsidering whether to go ahead with the sale of the land at Princess Vlei to the developer.

In a radio interview on the Voice of the Cape Breakfast Show on 7 January, Deputy Mayor Ian Nielson said, “We are concerned about the decision taken 15 years ago, circumstances have changed, people’s views on what Princess Vlei should be have changed and we believe we have to explore different options now, we can’t simply proceed without full exploration.”  Read more...

Let's hope the City is finally listening... but we still want to collect more signatures to help them make at their mind. 

We also want to invite the City to consider the vision we have developed for Princess Vlei, and to ensure that any new plans for Princess Vlei are made in consultation with the community.  We have been consulting widely to develop our vision over the past three years, but we need your help. Please fill in our Online survey to enrich this vision before February 22. Find out more about our vision here.

We want to present the vision, and the petitions to the Mayor at an event at the vlei on March 22. Thanks to you, we have collected well over our 5000 target - let's see if we can get to 8000 before March 22. Sign the petition or invite friends if you have signed already.

  • Thanks so much for you support at Scrooge, which raised us nearly R50 000. Read more about it...
  • Pete Seeger fans have a treat at The Erin Hall at 8pm tonight, where Jamie McLaren Lachman is doing a show in honour of the great freedom singer. Some of the proceeds will go towards the campaign to save Princess Vlei. Find out more on Facebook.
  • Watch Dressing the Princess, made by STEPS/SANBI. This film is available on DVD for groups and  institutions who would like to use it for educational purposes, or for sale to individuals. Contact us to find out more.

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