Ban on all diving in Cape Point Nature Reserve!! sign now

This new proposal is absolutely ridiculous where Marthinus the fence jumper van Schalkwyk got his facts from the devil only knows!!! The Perlemoen poachers 9 time out of 10 operate under the cover of darkness so placing a ban on all recreational diving is going to achieve what ? If he actually did some research into the issue he will actually come to the understanding that the very people they employs are paid off by the poachers due to the poor salaries they are paid 3800- 5000 a month! The police department are also on the book , I saw a poachers rubber duck at Hout bay harbour reeking of perlemoen phoned the Hout Bay SAP and all they did was pat them on the back and wave them on ???? If more resources where made available to our men Khaki the more could be achieved, even our Corvette strike craft that cost the tax payer billions of rands could be used to tackle the Taiwanese trawlers that run up and down our coast line collecting from all the poachers from here to PE and then toddle off back to where they came from with our government non the wiser!! Not to mention them decimating our Tuna stocks under the cover of darkness while our Navy is asleep! I dont think that these strike craft have even left Simons Town harbor due to the operating cost of these vessels. The government could actually use the recreational diver as informants or honorary inspectors as the more people in the water watching are only going to help to prevent the decimation of this beautiful creature! Last but not least I have been diving in Cape Point since the age of 9 I am now 35, years ago you were approached by the inspectors all most every time you dived in the reserve or even at Kommtjie. This season alone I have dive now every weekend Saturday and Sunday since the opening of the recreational crayfish season, I fill in my catch report but do you think that I have been approached once by an inspector in the 6 days I have dived? Do you think I have seen an inspector in my time I have spent in Cape Point ..? Sadly no!!

So to you Mr. van Schalkwyk what do you hope to achieve by taking the eyes and ears of the abalone out of the water? The people who care about them the most!! The only thing I see is that you are going to line your pockets a hell of a lot quicker!!

From one very rattled recreational diver!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • 07 December 2015100. Maya O
    I support this petition
  • 23 July 201599. Esna S
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  • 20 July 201598. Lucien M
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  • 14 July 201597. Merlin C
    Why do they have the ability to make uninformed decisions like this while sitting in an office having no idea what is really happening. I started fishing, for fun, only 1 year ago, and I am still excited at the prospect of having to show my permit to an i
  • 14 June 201596. Ryan F
    Marthinus you are bein riidiculous,try doing research first and then pass laws,moron
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  • 25 January 201592. Ockert F
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  • 22 January 201591. Trevor C
    Lets keep diving, and punish those who poach. FOCUS!!!
  • 05 January 201590. Greg Gibbs
    still cant get over the mentality of our government! super doff!
  • 04 January 201589. Mark J
    Absolute dismay that Minister van Schalkwyk and government can have such disregard for law bidding tax paying citizens. maybe we should stop paying our tax!!
  • 30 December 201488. Gchristians Valenzuela
    I support this petition
  • 04 December 201487. Alister B
    hire more inspecters
  • 22 November 201486. Leon L
    I oppose the ban as I can't see how it can be effective. It will just allow poachers and corrupt officials to further plunder our coastal resources.
  • 22 October 201485. Angela H
    I support this petition
  • 16 October 201484. Faiz A
    The ban sounds like-"remove all legal drivers/cars from the N1 because some taxi's don't obey the law"
  • 03 October 201483. Zak B
    I support this petition
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    I support this petition
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    I support this petition
  • 04 September 201480. Anton Dup
    Gets your facts straight idiot!!!
  • 08 August 201479. Deon Vanw
    I support this petition
  • 06 August 201478. Pieter Vanz
    I support this petition
  • 14 July 201477. Leonard L
    I think that the ban will destroy a multi-million rand scuba diving/cage diving tourist industry, costing both individuals and city millions of rands and not to mention the loss of thousands of jobs! I think it's absolutely ridiculous that something like
  • 08 July 201476. Nici A
    I support this petition
  • 09 June 201475. Sheldon G
    I would like to draw an analogy to demonstrate the ridiculous nature of the proposal by the minister. If the poaching of elephant tusk and rhino horn was out of control (which could well be the case) would it be prudent to stop all visitors to our game pa
  • 05 June 201474. Victoria C
    This is the stupidest thing I have ever heard! Why doesn't the SA govt concentrate on not having a corrupt moron as President instead of banning scuba diving? But then again, Marthinus will do whatever he can to suck up to the ANC - dodgy floor crosser!

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