Pursuant to the Ward 2 Forum Flood Mitigation Proposal Document forwarded to TWK, for the Scholtz River, we finally have some good news in respect of the process toward finalising a overall Strategy for the whole river.
An application for a non-substantial amendment to the above Environmental Authorisation (EA) is being lodged on behalf of the applicant, Theewaterskloof Municipality.
We have been advised that the validity period of the EA for the proposed Scholtz River Flood Attenuation Measures for Flood Prevention, Greyton, has been extended.
The reasons for this decision are provided in the EA. The decision dated 06 July 2018:
The Joint Constitutional Review Committee has called for written public submissions on the review of section 25 of the Constitution (Property Clause) and other sections where necessary, to make it possible for the state to expropriate land in the public interest without compensation.
This comes after the National Assembly in concurrence with the National Council of Provinces mandated the Constitutional Review Committee to propose the necessary constitutional amendments where applicable with regards to the kind of future land tenure regime needed.
Public hearing in the Overberg is being held on the 3rd August 2018 in Swellendam.
Venue: Swellendam Thusong Centre, Vollenhoven Street, Swellendam.
The bill was tabled in parliament in April 2016.
It seeks to, inter alia, provide for non-motorised and accessible transport, bring the act up to date with recent developments, provide for powers at the provincial level to conclude contracts for public transport services, expand the powers of the transport minister to make regulations and introduce safety measures and prescribe criteria and requirements for municipalities to enter into contracts for public transport services.
– Correspondence – Western Cape Government
– National Land Transport Act_5_of_2009
– National Land Transport Amendment Bill B7B-2016
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