Die uitvoerende burgermeester van Stellenbosch, Conrad Sidego het Dinsdag, 27 Januarie 2015 besoek afgele aan Saint Vincent laerskool in Koelenhof, Stellenbosch. Dit was ‘n besonderse vieringsdag vir die skool vir twee redes, eerstens het die priesters die skool se nuwe fasiliteite ingeseën vir die skool wat deur die gemeenskap ondersteun is. Tweedens, is sertifikate deur die burgermeester oorhandig aan meer as 20 personneellede wat die karakterleierskapskurses voltooi het.
Die kurses is ‘n samewerkingsprojek tussen die Stellenbosch Burgermeester, Stellenbosch Munisipaliteit en Dr Jeannette Luttig de Klerk van die Universiteit van Stellenbosch se Kantoor van Morele Leierskap wat die kurses aangebied het. Dr Jeannette Luttig de Klerk bied die kurses aan in ‘n reeks skole in Stellenbosch. Die fokus van die kurses is om gemeenskapleiers op te lei in die filosofie en eienskappe wat karakterleierskap verteenwoordig. Karakterleierskap is essensieël vir ‘n gemeenskap om te floreër en word verteenwoordig en uitgebou deur leierskap wat waardes en eienskappe uitleef soos integriteit, respek en verantwoordelikheid sowel as leer in hul gemeenskap.
Vir meer inligting kontak Dr J Luttig-de Klerk by die Sentrum vir Morele Leierskap by die US.
The annual grape harvest parade of the 2015 Stellenbosch Wine Festival takes place Saturday, 24 January in Stellenbosch. The Mayor of Stellenbosch invites all visitors and residents to the harvest when he joins Saturday in the blessing of the harvest at the Stellenbosch Municipality Town Hall at 10:00am.
All things grape will form part of the harvest as marching bands, Cape minstrels, drum majorettes as well as decorated tractors and trucks from participating wineries meander their way through the oak-lined streets of the historic winelands town of Stellenbosch.
The parade celebrates the essence of the winelands and captures the harvest in a colourful and vibrant procession. It pays homage to the thousands of men and women, who are responsible for sustaining the wine industry in Stellenbosch and surrounds. At the same time, the parade marks the annual harvest that will again yield the wonderful and award-winning wines responsible for making Stellenbosch a world-renowned wine producing area.
The parade starts at Paul Roos Gimnasium school round 09h15 and makes its way to the iconic Town Hall in Plein Street where the official blessing of the harvest will take place at 10h00.
For more information, visit www.stellenboschwinefestival.co.za
The Hope Through Action centre opened in Groendal, Franschhoek on Thursday, 15 January 2015. This Franschhoek Valley Community Sports Centre and Early Learning Centre was formally opened by the executive mayor of Stellenbosch, Conrad Sidego, the premier of the Western Cape, Helen Zille and the British High Commissioner to South Africa, Ms Judith MacGregor.
This centre has made the dream of changing lives and bringing hope for disadvantaged youth a reality through the construction of this new indoor community sport centre. The mayor described the centre as a ‘cathedral of dreams’, a place whereby with sports and life skills training individuals can realise their dreams.
Caption: Premier of the Western Cape, Helen Zille and Executive Mayor of Stellenbosch, Conrad Sidego Mayor and Premier participating in the zumba dance with youth zumba group at the opening of the Franschhoek Valley Community Sports Centre in Groendal.
The centre was built by Hope Through Action, a charity registered in South Africa and in the United Kingdom as well as Power Construction who was involved in the construction and Lyners Consulting who did the project management. The centre includes a synthetic multi-sport pitch which is a FIFA standard 3G pitch, meaning a third generation pitch where the synthethic carpet is laid onto various bases, from the top-specification ‘engineered system’, consisting of stone base, porous tarmac layer and shockpad. The facility also includes training rooms, showers, meeting rooms and spectator seating for 300 people. Various sports will be accommodated at the centre such as handball, netball, cricket, volleyball, rugby, zumba dancing and soccer. The engineering of the pitch makes it one of the best in the municipality and the area and of world-class standard.
The centre will provide unique opportunities to the youth and will help fulfil their potential and skills, the premier, Mrs Helen Zille highlighted in her address. She also stated the central importance of sport in the development of a person within a social and group context. She commended the Hope Through Action movement for this development in the Franschhoek community and area and indicated that government, private sector and NGO’s such as Hope Through Action should partner to make this successful model ‘n role player for duplication in all areas in the province.
The centre was funded by Hope Through Action, a charity in SA and the UK which assists disadvantaged youth to develop life skills such as through sport. The opening was hosted by Mr Philip Green, Patron of Hope Through Action and Mrs Judy Green, Patron of Hope Through Action.
The development of the skills is done in a very holistic way, for the focus is not just on sport but also encompass the intellectual, sychological, mental and spiritual well-being and development, Phil Bland, Chair of the Hope Through Action indicated. The benefits to the community are numerous not just from an educational and sport perspective but the facility adds to initiatives to get the youth of the street, committed to sport and to improve their health and lives by making responsible and informed decisions. The impact is a positive difference in the lives of residents in the valley, young and old.
The opening programme also included inspiring talks by community leaders and the youth; sports demonstrations by young people, a zumba demonstration with active participation by VIPS and especially the executive mayor of Stellenbosch, Conrad Sidego and the premier of the Western Cape, Mrs Helen Zille. The VIP group toured the facility and unveiled plaques in the sports centre and in the early learning centre.
Other VIPs attended were councillor Aldridge Frazenburg, MayCo member of Stellenbosch Municipality, Mr Graham Power, CEO of Power Construction, Mr Fred Laker, Project Manager, Lyners Consulting, Mr Stafan Howelss, CEO of SCORE, Mr D Gurr, Trustee of the Kusasa Project, Mr J MacGregor, husband of the British High Commissioner and Mr Phil Bland, Chair of Hope Through Action.
Due to the excessive heat during this time of the year a very high demand regarding the availability of water in Franschhoek is experienced.
While water supply should remain available, poor pressure will be experienced in certain areas. Availability may therefore be limited at times.
You are kindly reminded that the attached water conservation measures are still applicable throughout the area. It is therefore imperative that the community applies the water conservation measures.
Non adherence to the request to conserve water, will necessitate the Municipality to prohibit all irrigation activities.
You are therefore kindly requested to limit all irrigation activities and watering of gardens to an absolute minimum and to adhere the attached conservation measures.
Any enquiries can be directed to 021 808 8209.
Thank you for you co-operation.
WATER CONSERVATION MEASURES
1. The use of potable water distributed by Council used for watering gardens, lawns, parks and public open spaces is restricted as follows:
Watering of gardens, etc. may take place between 05:00 – 10:00 and 16:00 – 22:00 on alternative days.
• Gardens at houses with odd street numbers may be watered on odd calendar days.
• Gardens at houses with even street numbers may be watered on even calendar days.
• No gardens may be watered on two consecutive days.
2. The use of potable water distributed by Council used for watering gardens, lawns, parks and public open spaces is prohibited between the hours of 10:00 and 16:00 and 22:00 and 05:00.
3. The use of hosepipes connected directly or indirectly to Council’s distribution system for the purpose of washing or rinsing motor vehicles, motor cycles or motor boats, movable or immovable structures, paths, pavements and paved areas (regardless of the nature of the material used for paving such areas), is prohibited.
4. All automatic-flushing urinals shall be turned off in all buildings during times when such buildings are normally vacated by the public and/or staff other than cleaning staff. Attention is also drawn to Provincial Gazette Extraordinary Number 5014 (1996) which prohibits the use of automatic flushing urinals.
5. The restrictions referred to in paragraphs 1, 2 and 3 only, shall not apply:
a) For the purpose of watering plants in nurseries that are conducted as a business, nurseries owned by the Council or State, collections maintained for research purposes, dune rehabilitation projects, cricket pitches, bowling greens, golf greens, croquet lawns, artificial turf fields and major sports stadia. The use of boreholes must be utilized as much as possible.
b) For the washing of certain paved areas at abattoirs, premises used for the processing of foods and to car valet services;
c) Where special exemptions have been granted in writing by Stellenbosch Municipality; and
d) Where other sources of non-potable water are used and a notice indicating the source is erected in a position clearly visible from a public thoroughfare e.g “Borehole Water Used”.
Vanweë die uitsonderlike hitte gedurende hierdie tyd van die jaar word daar ‘n hoë druk op die beskikbaarheid van water in Franschhoek ervaar.
Alhoewel water beskikbaar behoort te wees, sal swak toevoer in sekere gebiede ondervind word. Beskikbaarheid mag dus beperk wees by tye.
U word weereens herinner dat aangehegte waterbesparingsmaatreëls steeds van toepassing is in die hele gebied. Dit is dus noodsaaklik dat die gemeenskap die waterbesparingsmaatreëls toepas.
Versuim om gehoor te gee aan die versoek om water te bespaar, sal die Munisipaliteit noodsaak om ‘n algehele verbod op enige vorm van besproeiing in te stel.
U word derhalwe vriendelik versoek om alle besproeiing en natlei van tuine tot ‘n absolute minimum te beperk en streng by die aangehegte maatreëls te hou.
Vir enige navrae skakel asseblief 021 808 8209.
U word byvoorbaat bedank vir u samewerking
1. Die gebruik van drinkbare water, soos deur die Raad versprei, vir die natlei van tuine, grasperke, parke en openbare areas word soos volg beperk:
Tuine ensovoorts mag al om die ander dag tussen 05:00 – 10:00 en tussen 16:00 en 22:00 natgelei word.
• Tuine by huise met onewe straatnommers mag op onewe kalenderdae natgelei word.
• Tuine by huise met ewe straatnommers mag op ewe kalenderdae natgelei word.
• Geen tuin mag op twee agtereenvolgende dae natgelei word nie
2. Die gebruik van drinkbare water, soos deur die Raad versprei, vir die natlei van tuine, grasperke, parke en openbare areas is tussen 10:00 en 16:00 en 22:00 en 05:00 verbode.
3. Die gebruik van spuitslange wat direk of indirek aan die Raad se verspreidingstelsel gekoppel is, is verbode vir die was of afspoel van motorvoertuie, motorfietse of motorbote, los of vaste strukture, paadjies, sypaadjies en geplaveide areas (ongeag die aard van die material wat vir die plavei van sodanige areas gebruik is).
4. Alle urinale wat outomaties spoel, moet afgeskakel word in alle geboue wanneer sodanige geboue gewoonlik deur die publiek en/of personeel buiten skoonmakers ontruim word. U aandag word ook op Buitengewone Provinsiale Koerant Nommer 5014 (1996) gevestig, wat die gebruik van urinale wat outomaties spoel, verbied.
5. Die beperkings waarna in paragrawe 1, 2 en 3 verwys word, sal nie van toepassing wees:
a) Op die natlei van plante in kwekerye wat as sakeondernemings bedryf word, kwekerye wat deur die Raad of Staat besit word, versamelings wat vir navorsingdoeleindes onderhou word, duinrehabilitasieprojekte, krieketvelde, rolbalvelde, gholfsetperke, kunsgras-velde en belangrike sportstadions nie. Boorgate moet sover moontlik gebruik word;
b) Op die was van sekere geplaveide areas by abattoirs, persele wat vir die verwerking van kos gebruik word, en op motorskoonmaakdienste nie;
c) Waar spesiale vrystellings skriftelik deur die Munisipaliteit Stellenbosch toegestaan is nie; en
d) Waar ander bronne van ondrinkbare water gebruik word en ‘n kennisgewing wat die bron aandui, bv “Boorgatwater word gebruik”, in ‘n posisie opgerig is wat duidelik van ‘n openbare deurgang sigbaar is nie.
The executive Mayor, Conrad Sidego will attend the opening of the Hope through Action Centre in Groendal, Franschhoek on the 15th of January 2015. This centre has made the dream of changing lives and bringing hope for disadvantaged youth a reality through the construction of this new indoor community sport centre.
The centre will include a synthetic multi-sport pitch, training rooms and spectator seating. Various sports will be accommodated at the centre such as netball, cricket, volleyball and soccer. A similar centre is also operated in Mbekweni Paarl.
The centre was funded by Hope Through Action, a charity in SA and the UK which assists disadvantaged youth to develop life skills such as through sport.
Contact Phil Bland for further information
NOTICE 24/2014 REFUSE REMOVAL SCHEDULE FOR FESTIVE PERIOD 2014
Please be informed that the normal municipal refuse collection service will not be delivered on 25th December 2014 & 01st January 2016.
The areas affected will be serviced on Saturday 27th December 2014 & 3th January 2016 respectively.
Residents are kindly requested to not place refuse out for collection on the relevant dates, but that it rather be placed for collection on the alternate dates as indicated above.
Normal waste collection will take place on all other days, including public holidays of 16 December & 26 December 2014.
We thank you for your cooperation and patience.
KENNISGEWING 24/2014 VULLISVERWYDERINGSDIENS TYDENS DIE FEESTYD 2014
Neem assblief kennis dat daar geen normale vullisverwyderingsdiens op 25 Desember 2014 en 1 Januarie 2016 gelewer sal word nie.
Die geaffekteerde areas sal ‘n vullisverwyderingsdiens op onderskeidelik Saterdag, 27 Desember 2014 en Saterdag, 3 Januarie 2016 ontvang.
U word vriendelik versoek om geen vullis op op die betrokke datums uit te plaas nie, maar wel op die alternatiewe datums soos hierbo aangedui.
‘n Normale vullisverwyderingsdiens sal wel op die publieke vakansiedae van 16 en 26 Desember 2014 gelewer word.
U word byvoorbaat bedank vir u samewerking en geduld.
A Fire broke out on 17 December 2014 at 15:05 in Khayamandi, Stellenbosch. 8 Fire trucks were deployed; 5 from Stellenbosch Municipality; 2 from the Cape Winelands District Municipality and 1 from Drakenstein Municipality. 25 Fire officials were deployed to fight the fire containing it by 21:25 pm. It is estimated that +/-150 informal shacks have been detroyed but this is currently being verified. It is further estimated that the fire affected 500 people.
A Joint Operational Centre (JOC) oversees the Stellenbosch Municipality’s team that works with this disaster which includes representatives from the directorates Law Enforcement; Housing; Fire & Disaster and Community Services. Those affected by the fire can contact Lucinda Siegels on 082 050 4834 who is present at the disaster site with other disaster management officials. They can be recognised by their bright neon overjackets.
Immediate assistance includes the provision of food, clothing, blankets and baby food packs Temporary shelter was provided last night in the Legacy Centre & Stronghold halls in Khayamandi.
The cleaning of the area has already started. The electricity was disconnected yesterday and will be connected once the verification process of people affected in the fire has been done and the area has been declared 100% safe. The verification process of people affected was started this morning at 10:00 for the issuing of fire kits (building materials) and the roll-out of additional social services.
The Housing Director of the Stellenbosch Municipality, Mr Tabiso Mfeya is overseeing the re-building process which will only start once the verification of victims have been finalised today. The Acting Mayor of Stellenbosch Municipality, Mrs Valerie Fernandez is playing a facilitation role with SASSA and the Departments of Social Development and Home Affairs in relation for the SASSA grant pay-outs.
The site is being secured by the Stellenbosch Municipality’s Law Enforcement department as well as two additional private security companies and this will be done over the next 7 days. Additional planning today will be done by the directorates of Housing and Planning at the Stellenbosch Municipality to re-look at the fire road access plans which in future will also serve as a natural firewall. The municipal manager, Christa Liebenberg is co-ordinating all directorates in Stellenbosch Municipality with regard to the disaster and also to conduct the forward planning activities.
Mayor Sidego also would like to encourage but also thank all the disaster management officials and teams that are involved in this disaster management assistance for residents of Khayamandi.
Executive Mayor Conrad Sidego met with Lee Rossouw, manager of the Safe House, Stellenbosch during the ‘16 Days of Activism Campaign Against Abuse of Women and Children’. The Safe House in Stellenbosch is named L’Abrie de Dieu, meaning ‘God’s Shelter’- a shelter that supports physically, emotionally and sexually abused women and children by facilitating a restorative programme in order to give hope and a future.
The mayor was shown the building project activities underway, the vegetable garden and the housing facilities as well as the administration offices. Lee Rossouw also explained how the Safe House operates as a place of refuge for abused women and children; providing protection, comfort, support and healing.
The Safe House was established in 2006 as a response to the high levels of violence against women and children that was experienced specifically in the Stellenbosch court. The Safe House organisation works to counteract the scourge of violence that pervades society and robs people of their dignity. Lee Rossouw and her team work passionately to promote the objectives of this organisation in its vision of protecting vulnerable citizens against abuse. The Safe House is a safe place for women and children trapped in abusive households; a place they have to go to after suffering physical and emotional abuse related to domestic violence.
The Safe House is a sanctuary for those who find themselves destitute as a result of domestic violence. It provides shelter, protection, food, clothing and toiletries. Emotional support, counselling and skill training is provided to assist women and children to come to terms with past trauma so that they can develop into successful and mature individuals.
The community can become involved as the Safe House is dependent on the time and skills of volunteers. Visit the Safe House website www.safehousestellenbosch.co.za for information if you need help or on how you can assist with your services, talents, ideas and time. Everyone has something to offer and all it takes is a caring hearth and enthusiastic spirit.
Lee Rossouw, Manager, Safe House, Stellenbosch and Mayor Conrad Sidego during this visit.
Residents are advised that Stellenbosch Municipality do not encourage the giving of “Christmas boxes” or donations to staff, particularly to those that solicit directly from the residents. In the spirit of goodwill and the festive season, there is a natural tendency of kindness and giving, but this unfortunately also has led to too many negative consequences.
Problems have arisen where people posing as municipal staff have solicited for money, sometimes rudely and aggressively. This is normally followed up with a threat that waste will not be collected if their demands are not met. This behaviour will not be accepted from the municipality’s staff, and hence under no circumstances is staff encouraged to solicit donations. All permanent municipal staff is in receipt of a bonus which is paid in November.
Such reports will be investigated immediately and, where residents are willing to testify, the municipality will be able to prosecute offenders. Should you be aware of outsiders posing as municipal staff, the matter should be reported to the South African Police Services.
If residents believe that excellent service has been provided, they should notify the Manager: Solid Waste Management on 021 808 8224, who will take compliments to the respective staff member and ensure that due recognition for service excellence is noted within the municipality.