Zandvlei Trust

EIA's (Environmental Impact Assessments)

We need more members to help read reports, watch the press for proposed developments and become knowledgable about the above processes and procedures.

Contact the Chairman -  David Muller  or any of the Exco members.

The following is the current list of the developments Zandvlei Trust members are involved with as Interested and Affected Parties (I&AP);


  • Constantia Erf 29 river restoration.    (current)
  • Philippi Industrial area development.     (current)
  • Dreyersdal Farm, Retirement Village, Tokai.   (current)
  • Steenberg Gallery erf 10905, Steenberg Road, Constantia.  (current)
  • Prinseskasteel River, Forest Glade, Tokai.  (current)
  • Karoo fracking for natural gas.  (on going current)
  • Princessvlei development  2010.   (on going current)
  • Old Sillery, erven 2274 and 2286 - rezoning.    (on going current)
  • Baboon Point, (Elands Bay Estuary).    (current)
  • Verlorenvlei Estuary Management Plan.    (on going current)
  • Moutonshoek - Bongani mining proposal.     (on going current)
  • Berg River Spatial Development Framwork.   (current)
  • Pelican Park housing estate phase 1.   (on going current)
  • Lakeside, erf 85539 Mr Hares property.   (on going current)
  • Eskom Power Stations PPP.   (on going current)
  • N21 (R300) Toll Road.   (current  - still pending with National Minister)



  • Zandvlei Estuary Management Plan
  • Constantia, Uitsig farm - Ithuba reform proposal
  • Flaminkvlei housing development, Velddrif (Berg River Estuary)
  • Constantia Blue Mountain old age home development
  • De Plaat housing development Velddrif (Berg River Estuary)
  • Westlake River pathway, Steenberg Shopping Centre
  • Engen Service Station, Prince George Drive, Muizenberg
  • Comment and review of NEMA regulation changes
  • Steenberg Road extension through Zandvlei Nature Reserve
  • Muizenberg Development Plan
  • Stonehurst Estate  - Phase 2
  • BMD Textiles, tank removal
  • Klein Constantia Dam
  • Westlake Business Park Development
  • Langevlei Wetland Development
  • Stonehurst Estate Phase 1
  • Muizenberg Wherry Road / False Bay Station
  • Tokai / Cecelia Planation Management Framework
  • Engen Service Station, Main Road, Tokai (Engen withdrew September 2008)
  • Muizenberg East, Clement Park -  (appeal turned down by MEC - Uys in Sept 2008)
  • BP Service Station, Capricorn -  (appeal turned down by MEC - Uys in Oct 2008)
  • Muizenberg East, Chevron Service Station - (appeal turned down by MEC - Uys in Nov 2008)
  • Reddam Tennis Court proposed additions
  • Westlake River pathway, Steenberg Shopping Centre
  • Steenberg railway station precinct, Military Road
  • Muizeberg East, Aspect at Sunrise Circle (appeal turned down by MEC - Uys)


Meetings have to be attended (research, learn and become informed), reports and documents are read and discussed (formulate and understand the requirements), then the report from Zandvlei Trust has to be compiled and submitted within the time frame required.

Many reports have been written from the Zandvlei Trust over the years. This is a reason we have built a credability and are often consulted when any developments are about to be planned near Zandvlei, its rivers/canals and in its Catchment.

We are often asked to review related documents and comment.

Monitoring and being 'Watchdogs' also Lobbying

There are numerous other letters which have to be written, phone calls to be made, emails to answer, lobbying different departments of the City of Cape Town about different aspects of Zandvlei ie:

  • monitoring of the waterways and corridors for dumping, water extraction, alien (exotic) vegetation growing in waterways
  • litter removal from canals and the Zandvlei periphery, streets etc
  • sewerage and other spills into rivers, canals and gutters 
  • cleaning gutters to prevent silt entering Zandvlei via stormwater drains.
  • the build up of new seasonal growth of  invasive waterweed in the canals, wetlands and the Zandvlei.
  • levels and the quality of the water, salinity, freshness etc.
  • Environmental Education at the Nature Reserve and helping to equip the facility.
  • Assisting the Nature Reserve staff when additional help is required for various projects.


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