Judgment Reserved In Philippi Horticultural Area Battle

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On the second day of a David versus Goliath battle at the Western Cape High Court, the City and province cited research that farming was polluting the aquifer, and any expansion of this activity would be harmful.

They also contended that the land in question was of poor quality and not conducive to farming.

"The applicants emphasise the importance of conserving the CFA for use as a source for drinking water. The applicants' professed concern for the CFA is premised on a contention that using Oakland's land for horticulture would be good for the aquifer. However, the evidence shows the opposite: agriculture is in fact harmful to the aquifer," Ron Paschke, SC, for the City, argued....

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