Petition


12 Mar 2013: Thanks to all who attended the petition committee hearing at Eureka House.
The meeting was moved forward to 11:00am, so some of the public were unable to attend.
Councillor Motala chaired the meeting.
We presented our concerns and issues.  We also handed over printed and electronic copies of our concerns.
It was agreed that the petition and issues will be kept open.
A stakeholders meeting will be scheduled within 2 months wherein CoJ Legal will address our petition and concerns.

See below for our submission.

20 Jan 2013: We've been invited to attend a discussion on the petition:

The Petitions committee, officials and petitioners are scheduled to hold a Roundtable on petition No P88/11/12 on 12/03/2013 at Queen Modjadji Boardroom - Eureka House at 12H30.
"Objection to rezoning, subdivision, development and sale of Moffat Park, Portion 7 of farm Klipriviersberg No. 106 Erf 1202 South Hill."
It is customary to have the Ward Cllr and spokesperson for the petitioners, present.
Kindly communicate the above to the petitioners and it is hoped you will also be present.
Kind regards, 
Steve Kotze: SMMC Petitions and Public Participation.


We've requested our lawyer to advise and attend.

The Southern Civic Association ran a petition between 17th August 2012 and 12th September 2012.
We ran the petition in response to Park Closure notices that had a 13th September 2012 deadline.
As it turned out, the Park Closure notices were flawed and the park close notices had to be re-issued in November 2012.

5,445 people signed the petition - showing significant support to Save Moffat Park, additionally
2,600 individual signed objections to rezoning and township establishment were lodged with the CoJ planning department during 2012Q1.

We, The Southern Civic Association and interested members of the public hereby petition the City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Town Council regarding the development of the public open space know as Moffat Park which includes the following properties: Holding 88 (Klipriviersberg Estate A.H.) Portion 65 of Portion 7 of the Farm Klipriviersberg no 106 I.R. and Erf 1202 South Hills Township: 
  1. To stop the rezoning, subdivision and development and sale of Moffat Park 
  2. To stop the planned closure of Moffat Park 
  3. To preserve Moffat Park for its original intended use as a public park and its rezoned use as a public open space 
  4. To allocate funds for the development of Moffat Park as a public open space for the benefit, use, enjoyment and recreation of all the people of Johannesburg for both present and future generations

Given more time (remember the false 13th Sept 2012 deadline), we could have collected substantially more support.

Sample of the petition can be viewed below - note that the names on the petition have been blurred.

Letter from Office of the Speaker CoJ acknowledging receipt 


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