Coastal By-law

The City of Cape Town is asking you to comment on the draft Coastal By-law

622 active citizens have provided input in this, so far. Have your say below.

The City of Cape Town’s draft coastal by-law is intended to provide for measures for protecting coastal zones and managing public access as well as social behaviour on beaches.

The proposed by-law stipulates no one making use of coastal zones may use foul language. Such zones are described as areas comprising coastal public property and waters and the seashore.

Important to note; This is a legally protected public policy-shaping process mandated in the SA Constitution. By using DearSA’s platform you ensure an accurate record is held by civil society (so government cannot dispute participation facts or figures) which forms a solid foundation for a legal case should the necessity arise. It is not a petition. Your input is immediately sent to government and must, by law, be individually acknowledged and considered. Had this been a petition, all input would be grouped as a single submission.

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Do you support the draft Coastal By-law? (see summary)
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No I do not
My concern is that the City wants to concentrate on things that adds no value to our lives. What about the crime in our areas, already we don't have enough police to patrol. Who is going to be employed for this? The city can use the money to employ more police for crime infested areas. This initiative is not important compared to what is currently happening in our country.
No I do not
The recist oppressive ANC government must stop passing senseless regulations and instead start enforcing existing regulations. This is just another endeavour to curb free speech and public freedom.

Back off and step down. You are clueless and have no idea how to run a country.
No I do not
I do not support this. Fines? For using the beach at what they deem inappropriate behaviour. Assumed guilty for fishing illegally. That is dictatorship/authoritarianism. And improper language? If you stub your toe on a rock and should the f word out of reflex you may get jailed for 2 years if convicted. Coming up with ridiculous by-laws to further incapacitate the citizens. What has been done to stop illegal dumping on our beaches or illegal poaching of perlemoen or crayfish? Nothing.
Not fully
On principal I agree that as a society we are bound by moral value to protect our environment and communities.

The need for our local authority to step in where the responsibility should fall on the government's shoulders raises flags.

Thus the financial burden of governance shall fall on the residents of our fair city. Our fellow citizens of South Africa and the foreigners visiting our beaches shall reap the benefits of our hard work?

Fair play needs to be addressed. If this was a collaboration between the City and the national government, the rights to public space for all South Africans should be kept in view.
No I do not
I do not agree that the City of Cape Town can collect fines or outstanding debt from the pre paid electricity system. I also do not agree with assumption of guilt without being caught in the act with regards to be presumed fishing illegaly. The ramifications of thereof are profound and will and can be extremely negative to the percieved guilty parties.


DearSA draft Coastal By-law