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Saving Cape Town’s last unspoiled beach – forever
Aug 29th, 1974 by Warren Swil

Judge stops Sandy Bay bulldozers

after seeing images published in the newspaper

 First published in The Cape Times
Page One lead story, August 29, 1974
Not available online

 CAPE TOWN — The developers of Sandy Bay, Costa  Areosa (Pty) Limited, were yesterday  stopped by Mr. Justice Diemont from bulldozing ground in the area until a ruling has been given on the issue.
Costa Areosa gave Judge Diemont an undertaking to stop the bulldozing after an urgent application was brought before

An aerial view of the still pristine Sandy Bay (center, foreground) with the community of Hout Bay across the hillside and the world renowned Chapman’s Peak drive (not visible) that winds around the mountains in the distance.

the Cape Supreme Court by a Llandudno resident, Mr. Frederick Moltke. In court was the co-developer of Sandy Bay, Mr. Bill Mitchell. He was wearing dark glasses.
Mr. Justice Diemont said of the bulldozing operations: “It surprises me that the developers should do this sort of thing. I find it very distressing.
“I would have thought Costa Areosa would have waited until going ahead with this. It must be bad for their own public relations. The picture is a very distressing one.


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