Zandvlei Trust

The Zandvlei Protected Areas Advisory Committee
(ZPAAC).

NB.  
Please note that the Zandvlei Protected Areas Advisory Committee (ZPAAC) has superceded the function of Zandvlei Estuary Management Forum (ZEMF) as of June 2015.

This is an advisory committee by national legislation to help the implementing agents of the Zandvlei Nature Reserve Management Plan.

Information will be added as it becomes available.

For any comment, suggestion or enquiry on this webpage content, contact Gavin Lawson.


photograph by Bruce Sutherland.

Zandvlei looking north from False Bay.


2016.      Proposed Committee Meeting dates.

Date Time Focus
22 June 15h00 4th meeting.
25 May 15h00 3rd meeting.
06 April 14h00 2nd meeting.
20 January postponed 
to 03 Februay
14h00 1st meeting.

 

Committee Minutes.
The draft minutes of the meetings will be published here for all to read.
These are for information only.
he minutes will be accepted at the following meeting with or without the required amendments.

2016.

25 May

ZPAAC meeting minutes draft. updated

06 April

ZPAAC meeting minutes draft. updated

03 Februay

ZPAAC meeting minutes draft. updated

 

2015.

21 October 2015 ZPAAC meeting minutes draft. updated 21/01/2016.
09 September 2015 ZPAAC meeting minutes draft. updated 21/01/2016.
29 July 2015 ZPAAC meeting minutes draft. updated 21/01/2016.
17 June 2015 ZPAAC meeting minutes draft. updated 21/01/2016.

 


Boundary of interest.

 
August 2015 See the map of the Zandvlei Nature Reserve. updated.

 


Participants.

To date the following organisations participate;

Municipal Government.

  • City of Cape Town - Catchment, Stormwater and Roads,

  • City of Cape Town - Environmental Resource Management, Biodiversity Management,

  • City of Cape Town - Planning,

  • City of Cape Town - Parks,

  • City of Cape Town - Utility Services,

  • City of Cape Town - Scientific Services.

Civil Society Organisations, NPO's and Business.

  • Zandvlei Trust,

  • Cape Bird Club,

  • Muizenberg and Lakeside Residents Association,

  • Marina da Gama Home Owners Association,

  • Peninsula Canoe Club,

  • Imperial Yacht Club,

  • Cape Piscatorial Society.

 


Nominated Committee Members.

Name. Organisation. Rep / Alt / Ind Contact No. updated.
Damian Gibbs Chairman, Imperial Yacht Club Rep 021 709 0416 -
Mike Miller Deputy Chairman, Peninsula Canoe Club. Rep - -
David D’Alton Councillor Ward 64 Rep 021 788 1924 -
Joshua Gericke CoCT (Biodiversity) Rep 021 701 7542 -
Dalton Gibbs CoCT (Biodiversity) Alt 021 713 0510 -
Abullah Parker CoCT (TCT) Rep 021 400 1385 -
Martin Thompson CoCT (TCT) Rep 021 710 8128 -
Candice Haskins CoCT (TCT) Rep 021 400 3088 -
Muzzamiel Gamieldien CoCT (Env Health) Rep 021 788 9350 -
Phumla Ketani-Poort CoCT (Env Health) Alt 021 788 9350 -
Leon Swartz CoCT (City Parks) Rep 021 701 1233 -
Pierre de Villiers CapeNature Rep 021 866 8023 -
Nontsasa Tonjeni DEA & DP (Coastal) Rep 021 483 2566 -
Clement Arendse DEA & DP (Coastal) Alt 021 483 3196 -
Wilna Kloppers DWA Rep 021 941 6196 -
Stephen Lamberth DAFF - Fisheries Rep 021 402 3159 -
Sandra Fowkes Zandvlei Trust Rep 021 788 7123 -
Rob Woodward Zandvlei Trust Alt 021 788 8890 -
Robin Solomons Muizenberg & Lakeside RPA Rep 082 690 5231 -
Bob Craske Marina da Gama HOA Rep 021 788 9995

-

Gavin Lawson Cape Bird Club Rep 021 705 5224 -
Felicity Ellmore Cape Bird Club Alt 021 762 0176 -
Garnet Prince Cape Piscatorial Society Ind 082 202 0749 -
David Walker CPUT. Rep 071 281 8160 -

 


Provisional opening and closing dates for the Zandvlei estuary mouth.

Compliance with conditions of the Zandvlei Estuary Mouth Maintenance Management Plan
DEADP Reference E12/2/4/7 – A5/328 – CJ2142/11.

Schedule of PROVISIONAL DATES for mouth management.
Note that these provisional dates have been compiled using the tide tables. However they are subject to weather conditions which may necessitate adjustments to these dates or the introduction of additional dates.

* M.S.L = mean sea level.

Zandvlei Estuary mouth planned opening and closing dates.
      rubble weir is 0.4m above * M.S.L.        updated 23/05/2016.

Date
Open.
Date
Close.
M.S.L
 in metres.
Chart
 Datumn.
09/12/2016 15/12/2016 1.027 1.87
11/11/2016 18/11/2016 0.787 1.63
13/10/2016 20/10/2016 0.787 1.63
- 20/09/2016
weather dependent.
0.967 1.81
03/06/2016 - - Will remain open for the winter period.
04/05/2016 10/05/2016 0.787 1.63
04/04/2016 11/04/2016 0.777 1.62
07/03/2016 14/03/2016 0.797 1.64
08/02/2016 12/02/2016 0.877 1.72
21/01/2016 27/01/2016 0.777 1.62
20/11/2015 03/12/2015 0.517 1.36
23/10/2015 03/11/2015 0.477 1.32
23/09/2015 02/10/2015 0.797 1.64
- 07/09/2015
weather dependent.
0.437 1.28
01/07/2015 - - Will remain open for winter period.
15/05/2015 21/05/2015 0.757 1.6
16/04/2015 22/04/2015 0.757 1.6
17/03/2015 23/03/2015 0.907 1.75
16/02/2015 25/02/2015 0.647 1.49
19/01/2015 27/01/2015 0.697 1.54
01/12/2014 05/12/2014 0.927 1.77
03/11/2014 07/11/2014 1.027 1.87
06/10/2014 10/10/2014 1.047 -
- 12/09/2014 0.967 -
11/06/2014 - - Will remain open for winter period
12/05/2014 16/05/2014 0.907 -
24/04/2014 30/04/2014 0.877 -
26/03/2014 31/03/2014 0.997 -
25/02/2014 03/03/2014 0.997 -
27/01/ 2014   31/01/ 2014 1.087 -
02/12/2013 05/12/2013 0.957 -
01/11/2013 05/11/2013 1.007 -
14/10/2013 18/10/2013 1.017  -
- 20/09/2013 1.077 -
24/06/2013 - 1.057 Will remain open for winter period.
23/05/2013 27/05/2013 0.947 -
22/04/2013 26/04/2013 0.977 -
11/03/2013 13/03/2013 0.917 -
08/02/2013 13/02/2013 0.857 No opening in January for public safety reasons.
10/12/2012 14/12/2012 1.027 -

 


 

Additional information.

No.

Document Tile

updated
5.

Monitoring programme of RSA estuary management.

18/05/2016.

4.

See this link a a number of papers and articles on Zandvlei. -

3.

Estuaries of the Cape by Morant and Grindley 1982. -

2.

Terms of Reference for Establishment of a Protected Area Advisory Committee – City of Cape Town Nature Reserves.

-

1.

ZEMF to become ZPAAC - a new body to advise on management of the Zandvlei. -

 

1. A Z- fold pamphlet on the Water Level Management of Zandvlei, written by Martin Thompson.

 

 

Read the content.

 

2. A Z- fold pamphlet on the Rivers and Wetlands in our Backyards produced by Environmental Resource Management and Catchment, Stormwater and River Management.

Read the content.

 

3. The Early Detection Rapid Response (EDRR) Programme
has a number of teams operating across the Metropole creating employment, skills training previously unemployed people, documenting problem areas, removing invasive species in a planned co ordinated and methodical way.

See the "most wanted" species on the Peninsula.

 

4. Management of a shallow esturine lake for recreational and as a fish nursery; Zandvlei, Cape Town, South Africa.

by AJR Quick and WR Harding 1994.

 

Read the report.

 

 


More info about;

Zandvlei Catchment Forum.

Zandvlei Catchment Rivers.

Zandvlei Catchment poster by Carol Howes.

                                                                                                                                  

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