Knysna is rich. Our forests, mountains, beaches, lakes and estuary are a proverbial goldmine begging to develop into a bigger economy stimulated by nature lovers, from bird watchers to honeymooners wanting to escape their concrete jails. There is no need to submit to the “create jobs” mantra that gross, irresponsible developers keep making to Knysna. We already have all the natural resources we need to improve our lives. What we lack is good management.
Examples of CMAI developments and proposed developments. Uitzicht (above Belvidere): Another client listed on the website is Barloworld, in connection with the Uitzicht project, a highly controversial proposed development in the pine plantations above Belvidere. At the time the development application commenced, the Uitzicht property, which was previously under fynbos, had been afforested with pine trees since the 1970s. The pine trees were in the first rotation. It is widely accepted that the rehabilitation potential of fynbos, after harvesting of first rotation pine trees, was excellent and relatively inexpensive. Yet Dr. Mulder chose to ignore the duty of care provisions … ‘Click here to read full article…’