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Thursday, 13 October 2011

City’s New Cell Mast Draft Policy

City’s New Cell Mast Draft Policy

Thanks to all who sent in their comments on the 'Draft Telecommunication Infrastructure Policy'. By all accounts, the responses were so numerous that the City has requested that the public stop sending them in. Due to the fact that applications for Cellular Infrastructure are still presently being lodged with the City, we have received the following suggestion from EMRSA (the group that was mandated by a number of associations to represent their interests on this issue).

Dear Cell Mast Objectors,

Thank you for sending in your comments/objections on our City’s New Cell Mast Draft Policy.
Apparently they have received an overwhelming amount in.
In the light of this we are now appealing to our Councillors to put a suspension on the placement of all Cell Masts in our City until this policy is finalized and implemented.
Please help us in this regard by writing to your Councillors about this.

Ward Councillor details can be found here: www.capetown.gov.za/en/CouncilOnline/Pages/ViewCouncillors.aspx

Thanking you!
Best regards
Miriam Agnew
www.emrsa.co.za

A copy of our letter:

Call To Suspend Cell Mast Applications Until Telecommunication Policy Is Finalized and Implemented
Our city recently had the Draft Telecommunication Infrastructure Policy out for comment and received an overwhelming number of objections and comments from the public. In the light of this I am appealing to you our Councilor to assist us in calling for a suspension to be put on all Cell Mast Applications until this policy is finalized and implemented. Communities are now strongly opposing Cell Masts throughout Cape Town - in Durbanville, Constantia, Bishopscourt, Hout Bay, Simonstown, Milnerton, Fish Hoek, Somerset West, Plumstead, Rondebosch East, Khayelitsha, Helderberg and Camps Bay. Connecting, sharing resources and information as people are doing nationally and internationally. The voice of the people of Cape Town must not be ignored when new policy is considered. Please hear our concern and support us.

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