Joburg to take a piece of Cape Town

2011-02-22 06:38

Cape Town - Cape Town’s foreshore is due to get a large hospital as well as become the home of important technology companies from Johannesburg.

According to Western Cape Transport Minister Robin Carlisle, this would form part of the massive R5bn-odd development on the vacant ground between the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) and the Artscape, which was currently being used for open-air parking.

The preparatory phase was almost complete and the development had already been fully let.

This included the CTICC expansion almost doubling its space, said Carlisle, who was a speaker at the opening of the Western Cape Property Developers Exhibition.

Carlisle added that the Western Cape Government was also considering developing the government garage premises in Roeland Street and that of the Somerset Hospital beside the V&A Waterfront.

Government would prefer to develop government property by means of leasehold rather than sell it, said Carlisle. In this way revenue streams could be developed which could in turn be used for other expenditure, such as for hospitals.

About 40 000 families migrated to the Western Cape every year, he said, and some 25 000 of these were not economically self-supporting. It was therefore important for Carlisle and his department to adopt an approach of economic growth through infrastructure investment.

- Sake24

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  • Doped - 2011-02-22 10:01

    You have never known anybody to drag their heals like CT and the DA, and then they will put the point in the wrong place on the final figures and go aheard without a proper audit. Liquer by law, Bus rapid transport..... And you thought the ANC don't have it together, DA are not far behind. It will take them another 30 years to do an E Impact study so don't hold out any hopes.

  • John - 2011-02-22 13:37

    Ok... that's great, but where do we park? The parking lots in place at the moment are not exactly unnecessary.

  • @Doped - 2011-02-22 14:12

    You are a self serving idiot. So far i have seen the Cape succeed and the other provinces fail by a landslide. You just want to stir to get a reaction. Get a life and stop lying its a nasty habit.

  • David - 2011-02-22 17:02

    @ John - I agree with you. Parking has always been a problem in Cape Town. But the open lots between the highways which is used for public parking is wasted space. They should use a section of that area and build a multi story parking complex. (If the highway is every finished, it could just be built on top). And if we are going that far, there should be an off ramp directly into this parking complex, with shuttles running people to various parts of the city. Think how this would lift the conjestion when you come into the city.

  • Andy - 2011-02-22 18:27

    "About 40 000 families migrated to the Western Cape every year, he said, and some 25 000 of these were not economically self-supporting." then please send them back to the ANC run shambles that the fled, we do not need to become welfare Province for all the ANC's failings.

  • 25000 bussed in - 2011-02-23 02:42

    "About 40 000 families migrated to the Western Cape every year, he said, and some 25 000 of these were not economically self-supporting".. Yea - grass in greener on the other side. The ANC bussing them in for votes again. They HATE the DA but they all come to the Western Cape. Hypocrites.

  • Ants - 2011-02-23 06:51

    @David/John: The problem I have is the price they want to ask for parking. R1000 + a month is a bit hectic for a space on tar?

  • Pdv - 2011-02-23 07:52

    At least mistakes are honest in western cape and politicians like carlisle and zille are not enriching themselves but trying their level best to move work in western cape........just try and sort a rate issue or account out in gauteng......or register a car........or ..........

      Louise - 2012-04-01 20:11

      Very true - at least in CT things work. Trust me, I'm one of the migrators from Gauteng.

  • @Doped - 2011-02-23 09:12

    You sound like one of the 25 000 who were bussed in to CT by the ANC for a vote. Zip it dude! Us Capetonians don't take kindly to your idiotic kind.

  • not anc - 2011-02-24 11:43

    South Africans have a right to move to wherever they want within their country, this is not ANC or DA's country, its for all who live in. People like me who's ancestors date back to the khoi originally belonged in that region and that does not make me special or feel like I own the place. Lets be tolerant of other people especially the white people in Cape town, they make it as if they own the place. Thumbs up for the development as it will bring jobs. Peace to all

  • not anc - 2011-02-24 12:35

    @Doped. You have the same attitude as the ANC, I'm not disputing the fact that Cape town's service delivery is better than Joburg by far at this moment, but my problem with you is your hatred for poor people who move to Cape town because their social circumstances and end settling there. The movement or migration of people is something that has been happening for many generation the colonial times and until now and they settle where they feel that it suits them an example of this is the voortrekker and the arrival of the Brits. Be tolerant and don't be stuck inside yourself it could be dangerous for you. For you information, I was born and bred in Cape town and I still say South Africa does not belong to any polical party, it belongs to all the people who live in it their ethnic back round and religion and that means they can move as they like within it. Peace to you all

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