East Environmental Forum
The launch of
the Forum was on 18th July 2007 - 17h30, at the Capricorn Business Park
offices. Attended by City officials, private business, residential association
representatives, and civil society organisations.
This is a working relationship
with the City of Cape Town, MSP Developments, other developers, resident associations and
Background to the Area
Layout of the Area
An aerial map showing the MEEF area.
Capricorn Business Park, on the right in the east, coastline along Baden
Powell Drive to the south, Prince George Drive along the west and Capricorn
Shopping Centre to the north.
Unmanaged open space can become a social liability;
Fire fighting Nature Conservation
New Possibilities & Responsibilities
Private open space directly influences property value and standards of living.
Correctly managed, private open space can be an asset to the community…
Residential Associations working together with City of Cape Town, Nature Conservation
Staff funded by residents, managed by
Cape Town Nature Conservation’s resources and expertise would be made available
Benefits to Participating Residents
Master Plan for the Muizenberg East area - ensures a consistent, high standard of management
Swift response to emergencies (fires, animals in houses, etc.)
Removal of vagrants
Benefits to Participating Residents –
Landscaping and contracted maintainence agreements
Free advice and a discount from the Cape Flats Fynbos Nursery.
Endemic Cape Flats fynbos plants
Supervision of horticulture
Ensuring water-wise indigenous plants are used and that the area conforms to a high
Homeowners guidebook and website
Benefits to participating residents
Holiday programs, Walk & Talks
where residents can learn more about the area in which they live
education outings for adults and childrens.
Increased the income of the Homeowners Assossiation
Muizenberg East Environmental Forum
Residential Associations & Cape Town Nature Conservation
Already a Reality !
The Nature Care Fund is part of
the registered NPO ZEEP (Zeekoevlei Environmental Education Programme)
A R20/month/unit levy would employ enough man-power to deliver a high standard of service.
Less if the majority of residents contribute.
A Conservation Manager has been employed
Marisa de Kock - Conservation Manager
Residents are urged to support this initiative.
Private management of the open spaces would cost far more than the proposed levy.
Incorrect management of the area could be disastrous for the environment, property values and the well-being of residents.
Feel free to come to us to ask any questions.....
Gibbs, City of Cape Town Nature Conservation Area Manager for the South –
tel 021 706 2404.
MSP Developments – tel 021 948 1892 / 3.
de Kock Manager for MEEF area – tel 021