Thank you to our supporters! Watch our short tribute to all who made it possible to save Princess Vlei: (Watch in Vimeo)
‘Don’t rob us, don’t rob our children and don’t rob our grandchildren of the beauty that’s been given to us...’ - Edward Copperfield
About Princess Vlei
The Princess Vlei is the gateway to the wetland system that runs through Grassy Park, purifying the water before it runs into the sea. The Vlei has a big history, and has long been treasured by the many citizens who have enjoyed its beauty and tranquility. For the past few years, the community has been fiercely defending it against the threat of a proposed development: a double volume shopping mall, car park and taxi rank. Read more...
What would you like to see at Princess Vlei?
The City has assured us that they will be engaging the community to find out what people would like to see at Princess Vlei. Make your voice heard by filling in our online survey...
Who should join the conversation?
Help us create a list of community stakeholders who should be invited to help develop a vision for Princess Vlei.
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Saturday 27 September: Flight of Dreams
Join us in a parade to celebrate the our wonderful victory, and to honour the beautiful birds at Princess Vlei. The parade will move from LOFOB, through Grassy Park, along Princess Vlei to the Jolly Carp, to be followed by a performances and a party. All are invited to join the parade with their organisation/school banners, or to make bird puppets and masks. Email us if you would like to know more.
Our project, Imagine Princess Vlei, has been accepted onto the official programme of the World Design Capital 2014. Watch this space for details.
28 June: Imagine Princess Vlei - The way forward
‘This is how we would like the City to talk to the community about Princess Vlei: with transparency, accountability, inclusivity and mutual respect.’
This was the overall message from a diverse group of people who gave up the rugby and soccer on Saturday to attend a workshop hosted by the Princess Vlei Forum... read more
29 April: Landscapes and Identity
Dr Ian McCallum, psychoanalyst, poet, author, lecturer and Wilderness Leader, was the keynote speaker at an event – ‘Landscapes and Identity’ - hosted recently by Princess Vlei Forum in Grassy Parkl. The theme of the evening, that identity is tied inextricably to place, threaded through all the presentations.... read more.
25 April: Meet the Birds
Over one hundred learners from local schools were treated to an exquisite windless autumn day at Princess Vlei when they came to Meet the Birds on April 25th. The event was co-ordinated by the Princess Vlei Forum, the Children’s Art Centre, and Frank Joubert Art Centre as part of the Flight of Dreams programme... read more.
March 22: Day of action and celebration
The Day of Action and Celebration on March 22 was a historic day for Princess Vlei. What had been planned as a protest to insist that the City take our demands seriously became a day of celebration after the Saturday Argus revealed the City’s intention to cancel the plans to sell the land and build the mall.... read more.