Streaming issues? Report here
John Maytham 2019 1500 BW
Afternoon Drive with John Maytham
15:00 - 18:00
volume_up
volume_mute

Up Next: The Money Show with Bruce Whitfield
See full line-up
Afternoon Drive with John Maytham
15:00 - 18:00
Home
arrow_forward
Local

[LISTEN] City of Cape Town explains why some developments get the green light

6 November 2019 10:27 AM
Tags:
Housing
Greenpoint
Government
apartheid spatial development
spatial development
Municipal Planning Tribunal chairperson David Daniels explains the requirements for a town planning proposal.

A number of developments are planned for the City of Cape Town.

Some have been met with objections while others have been given the green light, and the City has invited residents to make submissions.

RELATED: Housing activists slate City's decision to greenlight R14Bn foreshore project

To better understand some of the inner workings of some of what is making modern Cape Town, Refilwe Moloto speaks to Municipal Planning Tribunal chairperson David Daniels and Town planner and land economist Rob McGaffin about spatial planning and the effects of gentrification.

The idea with the municipal planning tribunal was to professionalise decision making around town planning matters.

David Daniels, Chairperson - Municipal Planning Tribunal

When we decide on an application we first need to look at whether it meets the minimum threshold requirements of the law. It must also comply with the special development framework.

David Daniels, Chairperson - Municipal Planning Tribunal

The third part has criteria that deals with the extent of desirability. It deals with socio-economic impact. Is it compatible with what's around it?

David Daniels, Chairperson - Municipal Planning Tribunal

McGaffin explains the effects of gentrification on town planning, a term given to the process of renovating and improving a house or district so that it conforms to middle-class taste

Gentrification is a global issue, it is not a legal issue it is an economic issue and it plays itself out in a unique way in different contexts but it is driven by economic drivers.

Rob McGaffin, Town planner and land economist

We haven't actually built enough middle and upper-income houses in the right locations.

Rob McGaffin, Town planner and land economist

Prices in those locations (Greenpoint, CBD in Cape Town) have escalated sharply which means middle-income households cannot afford to get into those markets.

Rob McGaffin, Town planner and land economist

Listen to the full interview below...


6 November 2019 10:27 AM
Tags:
Housing
Greenpoint
Government
apartheid spatial development
spatial development

More from Local

women-abuse-violence-assaultjpg

What will it take to end gender-based violence?

21 November 2019 5:45 PM

We all have a part to play to end the scourge of violence against women.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

170913 CPUT

CPUT part-time students on 'rollercoaster ride' over alternative to BTech degree

21 November 2019 5:36 PM

Students allege it's impossible to get clarity from CPUT on their studies in 2020, which is when the BTech degree is phased out.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

underdog-project-facebook-image-photojpg

Cape Town project pairs vulnerable teens with shelter dogs to empower both

21 November 2019 5:34 PM

The organisation teaches at-risk youth from underprivileged communities life skills through interactions with shelter dogs.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

170915depressedsadgif

'Behind every man is a childhood' - male survivor of sexual abuse speaks out

21 November 2019 3:19 PM

An emotional survivor shares his story on-air, with further insight provided by MatrixMen and a former Childline director.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

150923Lesetja-Kganyago.jpg

Repo rate to remain unchanged at 6.5%

21 November 2019 3:12 PM

The repo rate is the rate at which the central bank lends money to commercial banks.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

171020bongani-bongo00jpg

Former state security minister Bongani Bongo out on bail for corruption

21 November 2019 1:50 PM

Hawks spokesperson Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi explains the charges faced by the ANC MP.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

queen-elizabeth2jpg

V&A Waterfront cruise terminal expects 90% increase in visitors this season

21 November 2019 1:21 PM

V&A Waterfront's Andre Blaine says 150,000 visitors, both passengers and crew, are expected during the 2019/2020 cruise season.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

travel-map-geography-pexels-photojpeg

Flight Centre responds to claims that it sabotaged CT's woman's dream holiday

21 November 2019 12:30 PM

A Cape Town woman, 60, booked her holiday with Flight Centre but was unable to board her flight because her passport was expired.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

school-hallway-pexels-photojpeg

News24 exposes how former media exec Willem Breytenbach 'preyed on young boys'

21 November 2019 11:32 AM

A former exec at Media24 is alleged to have sexually assaulted a number of boys when he was a teacher, a News24 expose uncovers.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward

181203trevorgif

Trevor Noah on Grammy nod: 'I almost cried'

21 November 2019 9:58 AM

In a Facebook post, Mzansi's very own Trevor Noah speaks fondly of his fellow nominees and shares anecdotes about each of them.

Share this:
Read More arrow_forward