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August 6th 2020: The illegal cell tower at no 47, 4th road, Heathfield, Cape Town, South Africa has finally been removed. Heathfield,  4th Avenue Background: 17 May 2017, letter to the COCT by Mrs K Wentzel, community activist. Excerpt: In 2016 during the month of March, Telkom erected an illegal freestanding mast at house no 47,...
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  The Supreme Court of Appeal has, in a unanimous judgment, affirmed the City of Cape Town’s constitutional mandate to regulate and control the use of land within its municipal borders. The judgment sets an important precedent that all telecommunications service providers, inclusive of state-owned Telkom, must obtain the City’s approval prior to installing cellphone...
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In a Supreme Court judgement of the 25th of September 2019 Telkom lost its Appeal. For activists it brings to close a long and hard battle. This case is about a community – all of us – standing together to fight injustice:   Image: Heathfield,  4th Avenue, where families reported that their children regularly become...
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