Since 2013, plans to make improvements to the R44 between Somerset West and Stellenbosch have been developing at a slow pace. In a 2013 article on this website, Techno Park's Annermarie Cloete informed the Techno Park audience of this initial plan and what developments were envisioned.
On 3 April 2018, Techno Park received a formal notification by CCA Environmental, acting on behalf of the Western Cape Government: Department of Transport and Public Works (DTPW), that the Department of Environmental Affairs and Development Planning (DEA&DP) has issued an Environmental Authorisation for the above-mentioned project in terms of the National Environmental Management Act, 1998 (No. 107 of 1998), as amended, on 29 March 2018.
We encourage all Techno Park property owners and interested parties to please read through the formal correspondence that can be found in the link below and take note of your right to lodge a formal appeal with the Minister.