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Table Mountain

  A protest march has been organised outside Parliament on Sunday after it emerged that authorities are planning to fence off the entire Table Mountain National Park. This means that no hikers, dog walkers, climbers or sightseers will be able to roam the extensive footpaths and hiking trails. A hefty entrance fee will be charged to those who want to enter the park, and their movements will be severely limited. Tjops van den Berg, a spokesperson for SANParks, said reasons for this drastic move are fourfold: Firstly, to prevent the recent spate of muggings on the mountain; secondly, to prevent dangerous dassies, baboons, tahrs and other animals from escaping and causing havoc in residential areas; thirdly, to prevent people