REMOVAL OF ILLEGAL LAND OCCUPANTS OF BRAAMFONTEIN SPRUIT SANDTON & SURROUNDING AREAS
#402The park is not a sustainable option for the illegal dwellers, the pollution of our park and spruit is a direct result of these people using the area to stay. Alternative accommodation has to be identified where our park and public spaces are not destroyed
Marinda Bohnsack (Sandton , 2020-11-13)
#413This has been an ongoing problem for many years now and affects the value of property, compromises our safety, results in increased crime and is unhygienic and unsightly.
Lynne Marais (Parkmore Sandton, 2020-11-13)
#417I'm signing because this is a clear infringement on the protection of our public lands.
Dhiren Appalraju (Johannesburg, 2020-11-13)
#418Don’t feel save to go for normal walks inField and Study Centre, the place is littered with platic, the spruit is being used as a toilet and the safety of us as ratepayers are being threatened. This looks like a rubbish dump and we constantly have to fend of rat infestations.
Sanet Bezuidenhout (Sandton, 2020-11-13)
#422It is affecting the security situation in Parkmore.
Natachia Moorgas (Johannesburg, 2020-11-13)
#426The river has become unsightly, unsafe and the river water is polluted from the constant feaces coming from the lodgers.
Murray Makepeace (Parkmore, 2020-11-13)
#427I agree completely agree with the reasons provided in this petition for the removal of people illeaglly occupying either private or municipal land. The waste pickers are creating an envirnonmental disaster and taking jobs from formal employment sector: the waste they cannot sell accumulates around their squatter camp, is either burned or left in growing piles. Organised tax paying companies who employ people like pikitup take ALL the waste to a formal designated waste site to be managed, which in turn creates jobs. Further, sqatter camps devalue suburb house prices, add to crime and erode the value of having municipal bylaws to manage towns and cities. These squatters all have a home, somewhere, which they should return to.
Ross Davies (Johannesburg, 2020-11-13)
#432The illegal occupation of said land is growing beyond control, and is increasingly creating a serious fire, health and security hazard for surrounding business and residential areas.
Edwin Molenkamp (Sandton, 2020-11-13)
Kate Allan (Parkmore JHB, 2020-11-13)
#436I am resident nearby concerned about my safety
Graham Beyers (Sandton, 2020-11-13)
#448I am a concerned tax paying resident of Parkmore
Michael Barnes (Johannesburg , 2020-11-13)
#450We have illegal house occupation in our area which is leading to increased crime
Sandy Fowler (Johannesburg , 2020-11-13)
#452I strongly support this petition to prevent the gradual invasion of Parkmore and its environs by vagrants or other homeless people.
Harry Sewlall (Johannesburg, 2020-11-13)
#454I fear for the safety of my family and neighbors.
Subendran Naidoo (Sandton, 2020-11-13)
#462I support the eviction of the squatters in the spruit area. Poses a great security risk.
Carolyn Austin (Bryanston, 2020-11-13)
#470As a ratepayer the mess caused by the waste pickers, the security risk and the health hazard as a result of the unlawful occupation of public land is contrary to the bye laws and should be enforced. If we as contributing ratepayers behaved in the same manner there would be no revenue to develop and provide infrastructure and homes for these people.
Ian Beaton (Sandton, 2020-11-13)
#473I sign this because I am a resident negatively affected by this uncontrolled influx of vagrants and resulting security risk to my body and my property.
Theodor Arrenbrecht (Sandton, 2020-11-13)
#477Not only that the space cannot accommodate so many squatters but the pollution of the Braamfontein Spruit is significant for such a scarce water resourse.
Valerie Mogg (Sandton, 2020-11-13)
#479This has been affecting our health steadily over the last 4 years and has become unbearable
Steve Claassens (Johannesburg, 2020-11-13)
#486Agree to the above but also to find them a space to live be able to continue their work.
CHERYL FUSSELL (Sandron, 2020-11-14)
#487I am signing as there is significant chance of attach when riding or walking in the area and it is a hot bed of crime. We are pay ing large rates and taxes and it is not equitable for these people to destroy the value of our properties.
Richard North (Sandton, 2020-11-14)
#488I am signing this petition because this is a health hazard on many different levels: socially, environmentally, safety and economically.
Helen Macdonald (Riverclub, Sandton, 2020-11-14)
#490Seeing the issue as health and safety risk.
Hans Rheeders (Sandton , 2020-11-14)
#493Council needs to stop land invasion. Trash collectors need designated spaces.
Vossie Goosen (Johannesburg/Sandton, 2020-11-14)
#494I pay rates and taxes and receiving little to no returns thereon.
Yunus Karodia (Johannesburg , 2020-11-14)
#498We would like to see that these people are moved to a place where they can get proper sanitation and not pollute the rivers?
Karl Basson (Johannesburg, 2020-11-14)
#499This is a humanitarian, environmental, health and safety and security issue.
Julian Ortlepp (Sandton, 2020-11-14)
#505The informal housing is untidy , the residents are demolishing the natural environment & they are bathing using the river to ablute - it must be brought to a holt
Ian Mclean (Parkmore Sandton, 2020-11-14)
#510I regularly walk and ride on the spruit, I participate in the litter collection and spruit clean up days, pay rates and taxes bill. I am concerned about the security of the community.
JB Flint (Johannesburg, 2020-11-14)
#515In the richest square mile in Africa we have Vagrants bringing down the value of property and creating a security risk.
Meagan Van der Berg (Sandton, 2020-11-14)
#516Because this has been and ongoing and escalating problem for more than 10 years and poses a greater risk all the time. This has also impacted the security at the Field and Study Center
Kym Wright (Johannesburg, 2020-11-14)
#519We need to ensure the city adheres to and acts upon bylaws. This vagrant issue is now becoming dangerous and must be managed. COJ must take accountability.
Carly Donald (Gauteng , 2020-11-14)
#520Of the residents residing there with no cleaning or toilet facilities. This is all going into the river and is unhealthy.
Ann Markantonis (Sandton, 2020-11-14)
#523I own property very close to the park and worry about the value of my property with a full community living in the park next door. The noise on the weekends is terrible and the park is unsafe
Claudia Frowein (Johannesburg , 2020-11-14)
#524An urgent need for stop this growing humanitarian crisis of homeless dispossessed people who are seeking proper facilities to live with dignity
Chantal Nativel (Johannesburg , 2020-11-15)
#528It’s a completely untenable situation for the ratepayers of our suburbs, which has escalated beyond all acceptable proportions, as well as for the illegal occupiers of the land who are living in the most unhealthy disgusting conditions. Please, something has to be done NOW!!
Susan McLean (Sandton, 2020-11-15)
#529I am signing this for most of the above reasons and also because domestic waste reclaimers need to have assistance in how they can perform their service and carry out their livelihood, within the suburbs, through storage areas, easily accessible to them.
Michael Blake (Parkmore, 2020-11-15)
#533The settlement does pose a security risk, with several armed robberies happening at the Field and Study Park.
The settlers are also living under extremely poor conditions, which degrades the area and is simply inhumane for the settlers.
Luan Mans (New Brighton, Sandton, 2020-11-15)
#535Security and health concerns
Shan van Deventer (Riverclub, 2020-11-15)
#539Pollution in the water. Stinks
Shaune Hatton (Johannesburg , 2020-11-16)
#549I live a few 100m away from this site.
Claudia Foxcroft (Johannesburg , 2020-11-16)
#550Crime, land value, safety
Philippa Frowein (Johannesburg , 2020-11-16)
#552I agree with the petition and the acrid smell of burning of plastic is untenable
Carl Frowein (Sandton, 2020-11-16)
#553The park is a beautiful green area that we visit to get closer to nature and walk our dogs. We are afraid to enter the park now and feel it should be preserved and protected as a green space for residents.
Graham Johnson (Johannesburg, 2020-11-16)
#554This is a huge safety risk for all residents of the area, there are always attacks on cyclists and runners in that area.
Tyrone Wilmot (Sandton, 2020-11-16)
#555I’m signing because we have illegal people staying just across the road from us in the braamfontein spruit.
Cnr Sandton drive and William Nicol is a very dangerous spot during the day and night especially and extremely dirty.
Elizabeth Tsigkos (Johannesburg, 2020-11-16)
#564I support the removal of illegal land occupants
Chama Kamukwamba (Parkmore, 2020-11-17)
#566I believe that these people should be re-housed
somewhere more suitable, where there is running water, toilets, and more comfortable accommodation.
Art Hammond (Sandton, 2020-11-17)
#568Want to maintain the Spruit as a park
Colin Hendriks (Johannesburg , 2020-11-17)
#570The municipality need to make provision for homeless people and provide necessary sanitation, particularly due to the environmental risks adjacent to the river.
Matthew Stubbs (Muldersdrift, 2020-11-17)
#577Me and friends have built jumps next to the spruit and we cant go unless our parents come with to make sure we dont get robbed
Ethan Vermeulen (Craighall, 2020-11-17)
#581Of concern about the general degradation of the area, inhuman living conditions of those squatting there ie no ablution facilities, security of residents, fire hazard and lack of action by the Johannesburg Municipality. Do something! We pay rates and taxes for what? Nought!
Jean Duncan (Sandton, Johannesburg, 2020-11-17)
#587Our property values are being decimated. Also danger from criminal activity
Angela Chatfield (Gauteng, 2020-11-17)
#589I’m deeply concerned about the burgeoning squatter camps in our area for all the reasons stated in the petition. We pay very high property rates to live in Bryanston and I don’t expect to have squatter camps in my neighbourhood !
Robyn Buys (Johannesburg, 2020-11-17)
#593The people moving in have no ablution facilities and are using the spruit for washing and toilet. Unacceptable pollution.
Jup Meyer (Craighall , 2020-11-17)
#594The people living on this land have no access to basic services and contribute significantly to the pollution of the river.
I sympathise with their situation but they are in clear contravention of a number of
by-laws and the city should provide them with decent housing.
Gareth Hooker (Johannesburg , 2020-11-17)
#598Of the security risk that land invaders pose to my family
Deon Voslo (Sandton, 2020-11-17)
#600The inaction of the council is causing an increase in crime, litter & becomes a health hazard ... in the middle of a pandemic!!!
Adrian Thomas (Mogale, 2020-11-17)