Cape Town - A "breakthrough" meeting between a
civil rights group and the transport department was expected after construction
of an office block on Chapman's Peak was halted, the Cape Times reported on
The Civil Rights Action Group (Crag), the department,
construction company Murray and Roberts and toll operator Entilini would likely
meet on Thursday to discuss Crag's alternative tolling proposal.
Crag's Terry Wyner was quoted as saying: "(Transport
MEC Robin) Carlisle said if we can show him other options without any legal or
financial implications then he would listen to our proposal."
If its proposal was rejected, reasons for this would have to
be stated in writing within 24 hours. Crag wanted a tolling boom, requiring
minimal assistance, to be erected instead.
Construction of the R54m development had been halted over
concern for the safety of two women who had chained themselves to the building