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Allan Donovan
Not fully
Apartheid mentally kicking again restricting people
Dawie
No I do not
- How is it possible that someone may be arrested on suspicion, without any reason or evidence that the person fished illegally, and it could be accepted by the council?
- How is it possible, or even contemplated to recover any costs to the city from citizens when they do not get the chance to present their side of any issue
- How can people working for the municipality be indemnified when they can effectively do what they want to, without the perpetrator having any opportunity to give their version?
Pat
No I do not
It is becoming more & more obvious that we are living in a police state. I, as a woman, am unable to walk on the mountain with my dog although I live on the slopes of Signal Hill because of the fear of assault. That’s where the policing should be. Instead the easy targets are hit. People trying to enjoy a facility which is still free & available are being turned into criminals by simply doing what they have always done. It is draconian.
Susan
Yes I do
I agree and think that all polluters must be fined and especially politically motivated actions must be banned. Beaches are for peace loving families and citizens who share the natural beauty our coastline has to offer. Our beaches attract tourists and brings revenue. Unruly people must be controlled.
Susan
Yes I do
Regrettably these rules are needed in a society where some misuse beaches to slaughter animals, protest and try to make political statements. A beach is a space for all to enjoy and be peaceful. The suggested rules do not fully protect citizens from the above and should be amended to do so. Many also pollute the beaches and show little regard for nature. One hopes that the S A society will mature in time, act appropriately on beaches and these laws may be discarded.
Riyadh
No I do not
There is no good purpose to this by-law. It seems the City intends to achieve two things from this by-law.
1. Finding a supposedly "legal" means of taking action against beach-goers of certain races, i.e. racism, modernising and reinventing apartheid's segregated beach laws.
2. Finding new opportunities to grant tenders to businesses that fund the political campaigns of the Democratic Alliances. This by-law would allow for unnecessary changes to the coastline that would provide opportunities to issue tenders that would otherwise not be legally permitted.
Jacqueline
No I do not
I can sum up my disagreement with this quote engraved on the wall of a building in London “Too many laws, too few examples”
Maureen
No I do not
It is becoming more & more obvious that we are living in a police state. I, as a woman, am unable to walk on the mountain with my dog although I live on the slopes of Signal Hill because of the fear of assault. That’s where the policing should be. Instead the easy targets are hit. People trying to enjoy a facility which is still free & available are being turned into criminals by simply doing what they have always done. It is draconian.
Lynette
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.
Es
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.
Quanne
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.
Frederik
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.
Derek
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.
TERRENCE
Not fully
I disagree with 7.4 and 8.3 as they can be read as the discharge of storm water from an owner's property into the sea can be prohibited. In Betty's Bay for example storm water flows from public ground,roads through private properties into the sea.

I also disagree with 32 indemnity unless for gross negligence. This should include action by an officlal which is deemed unreasonable by an independent adjudicator. Gross negligence is far to liberal a reason for no action being taken against the CoCT or its officials.
Janice
Not fully
Does the CT council have excess staff to do this job?

Instead, they should use their staff compliment to paint the paving at all intersections and
sign post all roads in the metro area... In addition their staff should be enlisted and informed to observe / report / repair all the street lights which are OUT at NIGHT and many others which are ON during daylight hours!!

I have brought ALL these matters to the attention of the council since 2017:
through their reporting email system, councillors, DA head office etc. = TO NO AVAIL YET!!!!
Andy
Not fully
I dont agree with charges people are paying enough already.
Bongani
No I do not
This is stupid and another way of City of Cape Town that, the City of Cape Town is not for everyone who resides in it, what do you classify as foul language where they are still crunching straws when it comes to simple offensive words like the K....word which we are called everyday in the Western Cape, so for me to HELL with this By-Law stupid policy.
Ann
Yes I do
I support these proposals except for indemnity for city officials - what if they are drinking or abusing the public - that is not acceptable. There have to be laws governing their behaviour as well. If this is so then I support this bill.
Philburn
No I do not
this is ludicrous. So much is imposed on us in this country already. if officials are indemnified, can they do what this bylaw stipulates the rest of us cannot do? Such as police/ traffic officials drinking on duty or not stopping at a stop street. these are just examples of things I have seen personally.
Annette
Yes I do
I am living near the beach and the things mentioned are the very things we have daily problems with. Please keep this law.
Natalie
No I do not
Our beaches and the sea belong to everyone, we should not have to pay to walk on beach or swim. I agree there should not be people drinking on beaches, the local Law Enforcement should make sure the city by-laws are implemented. Most people using the beach are law abiding, its only a few rotten apples that make it unpleasant and that's why the city police / law enforcement should be more visible..
Bryan
Not fully
If this was a binary choice I would say yes, as we want clean beaches with well mannered people.
However if this effort was rather expended on educating and employing people we would have a society that does these things automatically!
Sadly we have uneducated cretins which have caused this sort of draconian proposal.
Go back and have a re-think. All responsible Capetonians and visitors will obviously support responsible behavior, but this heavy-handed approach is not appreciated.
Marguerite
No I do not
Why is not more time spent on creating jobs and curbing violence than coming up with these laws to collect funds from the public so that government can waste more .
Marie
Yes I do
I believe it is of interest to keep our beaches safe for all, rules should be followed
Irene
Not fully
I like the idea of clean and safe beaches. The rules however should be clear and signs should be up indicating exactly what is not allowed and where.