ERA Special General Meeting – 10 August 2016

There will be a special general meeting on 10 August 2016, 18:00 at the Monte Vista / Edgemead Community Hall. The topic of discussion will the Cape Town International Runway Realignment Project. SRK Consulting will be offering a feedback session based on questions from residents. Please submit your questions to so we can collate and pass them on to SRK prior to the meeting. We urge all residents to attend.

The final EIA documents are now available:
If you are pressed for time you should at least try to read the executive summary (445354_CTIA Runway Realignment_Final EIA Report_Executive Summary_July 2016). There is also a lot of detailed information in the noise reports (Appendix 6C_ Noise Specialist Study_Part1&Part2, Appendix 6D_Noise Independent Review). The property valuation study may also be of interest (Appendix 6J_Property Valuation Study).

Illegal Cell Masts In Edgemead (again)

If you’ve read the recent article in Tabletalk you will know that recently two masts were built illegally in Edgemead without the required plans. The mast at the Engen on the corner of Edgemead Drive and Bosmansdam has subsequently been removed, while the mast in Southdale Road remains. The applicant, Warren Petterson Planning, representing Telkom mobile, has only submitted plans for approval after the mast had been built.

The Edgemead Residents’ Association has actively canvassed the residents who received notice from the City for objections. We’d like to open this opportunity up to other residents as well. If you live in Edgemead and you would like to submit an objection you are welcome to use our objection letter or modify it as you see fit.

Objections can be sent in email to the District Manager on: Closing date is 6 July 2016.

For reference we have attached a number of documents:
Proposed Consent Use: ERF 20596, Goodwood (51 Southdale Road, Edgemead)

Southdale Mast Objections – Residents

Article: Cape Argus 2016-06-20

Article: Tabletalk 2016-06-22 or Online Version

Annual General Meeting 20 April 2016

Our Annual General Meeting will take place on 20 April, 19h00 at the Edgemead High School. Please invite your neighbours. We hope to see as many of you there as possible.

Our guest speaker Mike Voortman, Chairman of Constantia Watch and the Constantia Valley Watches Association, will present an informative talk on License Plate Recognition (LPR) systems and their community control room.

If you would like to give your time and actively help, you are welcome to nominate yourself (or someone else) to join the Edgemead Residents Association committee. In particular we are looking for a Treasurer and Secretary. If you know of anyone who has skills and capacity in either of these spaces, please do let us know. We would really appreciate it.

Nomination forms are available from our website. You can also view our constitution online.

Meeting Agenda

Runway Re-Alignment Update

Just a quick update to say thank you to those who took the time out to sign an objection letter. The ERA submitted just over 1500 letters on behalf of residents. These have been acknowledged as received and will be submitted with the EIA report.

We have a received a request from SRK for those that have signed an objection letter to please follow-up in email to or In terms of the EIA Regulations, they are required to register any person who submits comment on the project database. Those registered will be notified of, for example, the availability of the Final EIA Report. Ideally, this is best done via email rather than post. This does not affect the status of your submission, but will make future communication with you much easier.

Objections Going Well

Just a quick word of thanks for the support from Edgemead and surrounding residents. We have so far submitted just over 900 objection letters on your behalf. We will keep submitting letters up to the closing date. We have been told by SRK that everything they have in their mailboxes upon arrival at work on Tuesday morning the 26th will be considered.

Runway Re-alignment Objection Letter

To make things easier for those who wish to object to the runway re-alignment and the proposed flight path changes that will see planes flying over Edgemead and Bothasig, we have compiled a short objection letter. You are free to submit this letter verbatim or edit it as you see fit. Objections need to be sent to by no later than the 25th of May. You are welcome to CC

To assist those that don’t have access to internet or email we will have printed copies at the Edgemead Shopping centre on Sunday 17 May from 10am.

You can download the letter here: Runway Realignment Objection Letter

Additionally you can also download this informative article on noise pollution which is referenced in our letter: Noise Pollution A Modern Plague