Swartland Municipality issues statement on sandmining

The Swartland Municipality has issued a statement on the granting of two new sandmining licences on the Paardeberg, insisting that sandmining is “an important aspect of economic development in the Western Cape”.

A petition launched by the Protect the Paardeberg coalition on 16 February has so far been signed by more than 2,300 people.

The Protect the Paardeberg coalition has been given 21 days – until 3 March – to lodge an appeal against the decision of the Swartland Municipality.

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