The fight for the Philippi Horticultural Area continues

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The Philippi Horticultural Area. Photo: Masixole Feni

The Philippi Horticultural Area Food and Farming Campaign has been strongly advocating against the inappropriate urban and industrial development and mining of the Philippi Horticultural Area (PHA) for quite some time now. We shared a story of the importance of the PHA but sadly this is not recognised by all and another tender was advertised this month. We stand with the PHA Food & Farming Campaign in calling for the rescinding of this tender.

“As an environmental organisation we find it alarming that the City of Cape Town can make these decisions knowing clearly what the environmental and economic consequences are. As people of faith we are in full support of PHA to protect the Cape Flats Aquifer and their efforts to challenge the city on their decision making processes. We should always ask the question, in whose interests is the City of Cape Town making these decisions? The PHA is one of the most abundant natural resources areas God has given us. We need to protect it from business opportunists,” says Zainab Adams, SAFCEI’s Outreach Co-ordinator.

Read the letter from the PHA Food & Farming Campaign concerning this: PHA plan for development- Casidra tender no 12017_ 20Apr17