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I am afraid I agree: someone needs to take legal action. In this instance, given the circumstances, I would imagine that the victims could sue the parties responsible: the information suggests that the area is / was recognised as a dangerous, measures were put in place, but said measures were not in place at the time of the incident, thereby pointing to negligence. Someone must be held accountable.I would have imagined as citizens we should be able to institute a class action along the lines of citizens having a reasonable expectation that the government / authorities take measures to ensure their safety. I am not sure if that is the correct term, or if such an action is possible in South African law.As I have commented elsewhere, what is needed is some kind of legal watchdog that can take this matter further.RegardsDavid
Taking the stance to sue could in all likelihood lead to access limitations rather than improved security. I’d rather have free access to the mountain at all times and take care of my own security.
Tread lightly or maybe have permanent regrets
Your quote: "This forum was established to enable quick communication of criminal incidents and hotspots on Table Mountain”
The above quote was my reason for joining but it appears to be evolving into a haven for kneejerk reactions with questionable foresight, and confrontational politics. (And also some personal attacks against those who may voice differing or more reasoned opinions)
As the group seems to have deviated quite significantly from its original purpose, and in my eyes is becoming a liability rather than an asset, I no longer wish to be associated with it.
For me the Mountain comes first and people with chips on their shoulders come last.
Have fun with the hobby of complaining until they put a fence around the place then pat yourself on the back at a job well done