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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. But now it is fighting for its life, as it faces the threat of a proposed development: a double volume shopping mall, car park and taxi rank. Read more…
The Princess Vlei Forum is a nonprofit, non-partisan organisation. It was officially constituted on October 31, 2012, but has grown out of a ten year struggle to protect the vlei from commercial development. Its activities revolve around four key objectives:
- To protect the space now and in the future from inappropriate development
- To re-imagine the space as a nature and heritage park
- To claim the space - encourage community use of the space for different activities
- To connect and empower communities through networking and organized action
The Princess needs YOU!
Help to save Princess Vlei from unwanted and destructive development.
- Spread the word
- Occupy the Vlei
- Tell the politicians what we want
- Come to our events
- Make a financial contribution
- Send us your ideas…
Help us to Imagine Princess Vlei
What would you like to see at Princess Vlei? Come and share your ideas, and help us to create a vision of a fabulous nature and heritage park. Download the invitation. Wear comfortable clothes and bring a sun hat - we will spend some time exploring the site
At Princess Vlei, 30 November, 9.30 am to 1 pm. We will move to LOFOB, cnr Klip and First rd Grassy Park at about 10.45.
Read about the launch of our red flag campaign:Raising the Flag for Princess Vlei…
- The Princess is developed to benefit both communities and nature…
- We all help decide on how to make our vlei a precious asset for ourselves and our children…
We have spoken to many people about what they want to see at Princess Vlei, and put these ideas together to form the People’s Plan. Our dream for the Princess, as expressed in our proposal to the World Design Capital2014, is to enrich and extend this plan through discussions with all who have an interest in Princess Vlei.
News and commentary
- November 14th, 2013
It is difficult to pinpoint what is so compelling about Ayesha Price’s Save the Princess video installation. The Installation comprises a series of projected images and sound, which take place in six panels surrounding the viewer. Within a few moments of experiencing them, one is transported to a world of strange mystery and subtlety.
- November 11th, 2013
The red flag was raised at Princess Vlei on Saturday 9th November as a diverse group of vlei enthusiasts came to support the Princess Vlei Forum’s red flag campaign.