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LE T TER TO THE EDITOR

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Send us your letters, giving us your views, opinions or articles of interest (max 500 words). The most interesting letter will be published in the next edition of SA Golf Trader. Dear Neville The destruction of the environment for new golf courses is undeniable, and here in South Africa we are now concerned with established golf courses. Could the changed usage of this land take care of space problems? Keeping it as open space and planting trees would be an option, as would construction of low-cost housing. As we rezone neighbourhoods for greater density and deal with homelessness, it only makes sense to consider reconfiguring golf courses for the needs of the larger population and mitigating damage to the environment. I know that this is a contentious issue but it is something that we have to face up to. Regards Danie Burger

Dear Danie Thanks for writing in. This is definitely going to be something that many golf courses across the country will be faced with going forward. In certain parts of the country more than 40000 people live in an area of one square kilometre. If a golf course is financially unviable then questions need to be asked however if a decision is made to convert that land into housing then it is a process that will need to be dealt with very carefully. Green spaces are vitally important and due diligence would need to be carefully adhered to. Personally my biggest concern would be the plague of corruption that so often destroys the best laid plans. Regards

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