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Kenilworth Development Goes Ahead

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The Cape Town City council has dismissed appeals to halt the controversial development of a hotel, high-rise residential units and retail developments on the Kenilworth Racecourse property.

Kenilworth Racecourse (photo: Gold Circle)

Kenilworth Racecourse

The www.iol.co.za website reports that the proposed 6.8ha development has been slammed by activists, who fear the impact on the nearby conservation area, its endangered species and irreplaceable biodiversity.

They charged that the city council approved the rezoning application for the development without an environmental impact assessment (EIA) being completed, and a poor public consultation process to keep the development under wraps.

The Sporting Post reported in May 2017

The city council, however, found all environmental authorisation and protocols were abided by.

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11 comments on “Kenilworth Development Goes Ahead

  1. Mariette Cross says:

    Good hope this will be a honest deal with no scammers taking the cream but it won’t last long then they back to page one of the book our country has no money and that bit we have goes to Chinese owners please proof me wrong I love my country but not the dishonesty

  2. Nadeson Projects = Hassen Adams

  3. jim says:

    think what william is saying is if adams is involved we can rest assured it will be done properly and will benefit cape racing

  4. 1.Mr Hassan Adams is on the Board of Directors at Nadeson Projects (Pty) Ltd. Mr Hassan Adams is on the Board of Directors of Kenilworth Racing . Is that prudent ? That represents “connected parties ” and/or associated entities.

    2. Jim, you have a point. I would agree with you… but is it proper ?

    3.I’m all for conversation of our fynbos – but I know every blade of grass at Kenilworth from the M5 side to Wetton Road (army camp) and then to the Rosmead Avenue side!

    Objectors, how on earth is the fynbos and protected plant and bird species going to be threatened when development takes place on out side of the two bends- Rosmead side ? ( Rosmead =Pick n Pay Hq area)

    The plants and wildlife are in the middle of the racecourse

  5. Steve Reid says:

    So what?

    This is the attitude that has got us to where we are in racing today. William is spot-on.

    1. karel says:

      Attitude? You are accusing me of something? Let’s have it out Steve.

  6. Robyn Louw says:

    Hi William,

    You can find a map of the proposed development site on the iol link below.


  7. Now, consider this –

    4 – NOTE: Kenilworth Racing (Pty) Ltd is owned by The Thoroughbred Horseracing Trust, which was established to protect the sport of horseracing. (from The Citizen)

    5- The Thoroughbred Racing Trust

    The Racing Trust promotes and develops the non-commercial aspects of the sport and sponsors several transformation initiatives, including the local jockeys academy programme and the work riders training programme. – (from the Racing Association website)

    How’s that then ? develops the non-commercial aspects

    The Racing Trust owns Kenilworth Racing but their wholly owned subsidiary is non-commercial ?

    All so jumbled up = mix up in a confused or untidy way


    Thanks Mrs Louw, I did see this map last year but thought the “redded” out part inside the racetrack was highlighting the conversation area only.

    That part is very close to the flora and fauna…to close for comfort. I wonder if the hotel development is earmarked only for the inside on the track?

    Karel ..I suggest you rather have a night-OUT with Mr Reid…like a pubcrawl.

  9. Don says:

    Water tables, for one.

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