Stellenbosch Municipality

Geagte Inwoner

Die drinkwater in u gebied word verkry vanaf die Stad Kaapstad en versprei deur Stellenbosch Munisipaliteit. Stad Kaapstad het kennis gegee dat die watertoevoer na Franschhoek, Kylemore en Lanquedoc onderbreek sal word vanaf:

DINSDAG, 21 Julie 2015 om 10h00 tot

DONDERDAG, 23 Julie 2015 om 16h00.

Stellenbosch Munisipaliteit sal poog om die reservoirs vol te maak voor die onderbreking. U word egter dringend versoek om tuis ook voorsorg te tref vir die opgaar van water en water so spaarsamig as moontlik te gebruik, tot voordeel van die hele gemeenskap.

Geen besproeiing sal toegelaat word tydens hierdie periode nie. Ons vertrou op u samewerking en begrip vir die situasie. Navrae kan gerig word aan die Departement: Waterdienste by telefoonnommer (021) 808 8215.

WATER INTERRUPTION

Dear Resident

The potable water in your area is supplied by the City of Cape Town and distributed by Stellenbosch Municipality. A notice was received from the City of Cape Town that the bulk water supply to Franschhoek, Kylemore and Lanquedoc will be interrupted from:

TUESDAY, 21 July 2015 at 10h00 until

THURSDAY, 23 July 2015 at 16h00.

Stellenbosch Municipality will fill the reservoirs before the interruption commences. As residents you are however requested to make provision in advance to provide for your needs as well as to use water as sparingly as possible to the benefit of all. No irrigation will be allowed during this period.

Your cooperation and understanding will be appreciated. For more information, please contact the Water Services Department at (021) 808 8215

Bome in ‘mooiste lelikste’ straat hef buurt op

Deur: Stephanie Nieuwoudt

Vind die lelikste straat in Groendal, Franschhoek.

Dit was so ’n paar maande gelede die opdrag van Conrad Sidego, uitvoerende burgemeester van Stellenbosch. Mnr Gerald Esau, bestuurder: gemeenskapsdienste van die munisipaliteit Stellenbosch het La Provencestraat in Groendal, Franschhoek geïdentifiseer. In hierdie straat het vullis oral in die straat gelê en graffiti het die mure ontsier. Op die sypaadjies was daar bykans geen teken van boom of plant nie.

Die volgende opdrag van Sidego was dat bome in hierdie straat geplant moes word. En van 18 tot 21 Mei vanjaar het ’n span mense van die Stellenbosch Munisipaliteit en lede van die gemeenskap ingespring en 950 bome en sowat 3000 blomplante geplant. Vullis is ook uit die strate en sypaadjies en aan die walle van die Krommerivier verwyder. Digby die water is die gebied van ongewenste plantegroei skoongemaak en is piekniektafels staangemaak sodat lede van die gemeenskap hier kan kuier en mekaar beter leer ken.

Onderskrif: Me Naomi Marais en haar seun Dineo wys vir Conrad Sidego, uitvoerende burgemeester van Stellenbosch, van die plante in haar tuin.

Hierdie Mooiste Lelikste Straat-inisiatief is deel van Sidego se groter Miljoen Bome-projek wat in April 2013 afgeskop het. In effe meer as twee jaar is 21 078 bome in verskeie gebiede in die groter Stellenbosch munisipale gebied geplant. ’n Mens is dus nie verbaas dat Stellenbosch in 2014 met die louere weggestap het as Boomrykste Stad van die Jaar nie.

Hierdie projek ondersteun Sidego se visie vir Stellenbosch as die Innovasiehoofstad. Dié visie berus op vier pilare waarvan Groenste Munisipaliteit en Menswaardige Leefstyl twee van die pilare is.

“Gebiede soos Bishopscourt in die Kaapse metropool en Jonkershoek hier in Stellenbosch is bekend vir hul talle bome,” sê Sidego. “Jy kan jou geensins indink hoe hierdie plekke sonder bome sou lyk nie. Stel jou voor hoe anders woongebiede soos Kayamandi of Khayelitsha sal lyk as derduisende bome daar geplant word. Bome en plante verfraai nie net die omgewing nie. Deur op innoverende wyse die omgewing te vergroen, word ook ’n belegging gemaak in die vergroening van die siel ”

Naomi Marais, ’n inwoner van die straat sê dit is vir haar lekker om nou met haar kinders in die straat te stap.

“Die bome is nog jonk, maar saam met die verskillende plante maak dit reeds ’n groot verskil aan hoe die straat lyk. Ons straat, wat eers baie lelik was, is nou mooi. Dit laat ’n mens goed voel om soveel bome te sien groei waar daar voorheen niks was nie.”

Sy woon saam met haar man Melcho Boonzaaier en hul vier kinders Riveldo (12), Deneo (9), Aida (3) en Menen (3 maande) in die straat. Hul tuin is ’n lushof waar allerlei plante insluitend groente soos boontjies, kool, skorsies en pampoen groei.

“Melcho het nog altyd tuin gemaak, en toe Gerald Esau so ’n jaar gelede gesien het hoe mooi die tuin lyk, het hy gevra of ons nog plante wil hê,” sê Marais.

Esau sê die stukkie grond is gekies omdat daar geen ander groenigheid in die onmiddellike omgewing van die gesin se tuin was nie.

“Mnr Boonzaaier se geesdrif en gewilligheid om ‘n verskil in sy omgewing te maak het ons as munisipaliteit genoodsaak om plante aan hom te verskaf. Met hulp van sy vriende en ander lede uit die gemeenskap het hulle dieselfde dag die omgewing in n paradys omskep,” sê Esau.

Deesdae is daar soveel kos wat in die tuin groei, dat die gesin nie net hulself kan voed nie, maar ook hul oorvloed met die bure kan deel.

“Dit maak my gelukkig dat ons vir mense wat andersins nie kos sou gehad het nie, kan help,” sê Marais.

Boland learners on way to NASA

By: Stephanie Nieuwoudt

Meeting real-life astronauts, learning about jet propulsion and psychological effects on long-duration spaceflights and how the weightless environment of being in space affects the human body.

These are some of the topics two Boland learners will learn about as part of the United Space School programme at NASA’s Johnson Space Centre in Houston, Texas. Alet-Mari van der Merwe (17), a learner at Hoërskool Stellenbosch and Antoni Meyer (16) a grade 11 learner at Paarl Gymnasium are the only two South Africans who have been chosen for this programme. They will leave for the US on 24 July.

“I burst into tears when I heard that I was one of those going to Houston,” said Alet-Mari. “It will be a wonderful experience. Learners from 24 countries will be on the programme and I know I will benefit greatly from the interaction. We also had to complete five challenging projects and because of the research, I have already learnt a lot more than I thought I would – and this even before I have left South Africa.”

CAPTION: Conrad Sidego, Executive Mayor of Stellenbosch chats to Alet-Mari van der Merwe a few days before her departure for NASA, Houston, Texas, where she will attend a two week programme.

On Tuesday (14 July 2015) she and her mother, Renata, had tea in the office of Conrad Sidego, Executive Mayor of Stellenbosch. “Your experience at NASA is an opportunity that is also a crash course in what it entails to be human,” said Sidego.

“Your perspective will broaden and you will look differently at your school, your town and the world. I want to urge you and other young people to be brave and to always be willing to take risks. By accepting new challenges, you can help to design the future.”

The aim of the program is to kindle and develop a new generation’s interest in and involvement with space and related sciences.

Alet-Mari says it was a surprise to realise how many different career opportunities there are at NASA.

“NASA employs among others astronauts, engineers, scientists, people in the medical field and designers. We shall attend lecture by people from all of these disciplines. All the learners will work on a large project with the theme Manned Mission to Mars. The five projects we had to work on determined in which group we will work once we get to Houston and each group will bring its own skills to the project.”

Antoni Meyer (16), who lives in Melkbosstrand, says he decided to become an aerospace engineer when he was in grade 4.

“Since then I have never doubted my decision. This programme will take me right inside NASA and is an opportunity to see up close what exactly I will do one day,” he says. “This is also not about being the top student at school, but about having a passion. There are other learners in my school who do much better than me academically, but they do not have the same passion as I.”

Why did Alet-Mari apply for this programme?

“Some time ago I met advocate Wida du Plessis who through Young Wings Project does selection for the programme. I couldn’t stop asking her questions and we spoke for hours. She inspired me.”

Alet-Mari says her field of interest is design. Although she has never before considered traveling to space, someone recently asked her if she would like to do this. Since then this possibility has been in the back of her head.

“I might one day decide to travel to Mars,” she says.

 

Being accosted and robbed of their cell phones and money and confrontations by drunk people. These are but a few of the realities that learners from Klapmuts who travelled to school in Paarl by mini-bus taxi and train were exposed to.

But since the introduction of a new bus service, 280 learners can now travel to school in safety.

Caption: Some of the Klapmuts learners who can now travel to school in safety. They are holding Cllr Sophie Louw (Local Economic Development). The learners are (from left): Jeimicklynne Alexander, Brydgette Abrahams, Johanna Kroutz (a parent), Carlene Kroutz, Kaylene Alexander, Carrey-Ann Jacobs, Ryan Alexander and (in front) Des-Lee Hartzenberg and Bronwyn Marang.

“I cannot explain the sense of relief I feel now,” says parent Amanda Borens, a cleaner working at the Greater Stellenbosch Municipality. “I used to be tense all day waiting for my daughter, Nicole (13), to come home by taxi. Sometimes she arrived hours late because the mini-bus taxi was not on time.”

Nicole, a learner at Klein Nederburg Secondary School in Paarl says she was often late for school. “I do not like being late because it wastes education time,” she says. “We would often wait for the taxi early in the morning while it was still dark. It was horrible when it did not arrive.”

The bus service was introduced early in June after three years of hard work by Stellenbosch councillors Sophie Louw (Local Economic Development) and Aldridge Frazenburg (Community Services).

“I am also a mother and although my children are grown up, I know how worried parents are when they think their children are exposed to dangerous situations,” says Louw.

“Some of the learners who travelled from Klapmuts to Paarl by train, had to walk three to four kilometers to get to the station. And in Paarl they had to walk from the station to their school. Some of the children were robbed of their cell phones and money on the way. Many of the learners would arrive at the Paarl station and decide it was too much effort to walk further and they would then just spend the day at the station or walk around town. With the bus service the learners get dropped right in front of their different schools. In general it is a much safer situation.”

Conrad Sidego, Executive Mayor of Stellenbosch says: “No child should be exposed to this kind of danger. Our aim is to help the people of the greater Stellenbosch to live with dignity and to create a safe environment. As the innovation capital we continuously strive to find practical solutions to problems and this initiative helps to keep our children safe.”

Six buses daily transport 280 children.

Mr Mervyn Alexander, father of Jeimicklynne (13), lives near the Klapmuts station. He says he often witnessed groups of children from different schools fighting.

“Once a stone they threw at each other smashed through one of my windows. Although Jeimicklynne did not travel by train but by taxi, she also had to walk far and was exposed to a number of dangers. One of her friends was attacked and robbed of her cell phone. It is terrible to worry about your child all the time.”

Some of the learners walked through gangster controlled areas and they were sometimes confronted by intoxicated visitors to the shebeens.

A number of learners said they are thankful that their parents no longer have to pay for transport which cost an average of R480 per child. The tab is now picked up by the Provincial Government.

Notice of Power Interruption: Kayamandi

Dear Consumer

The supply of electricity to your premises will be disconnected for the period shown below to enable necessary emergency work to be carried out. The supply may be resumed within a shorter period and must be deemed alive at all times.

Please switch off sensitive equipment in order to avoid damages thereto during the re-energising of the supply.

Please inform your security company of the supply interruption.

Date: 06 July 2015

Time: 08:00 – 11:00

Contact: 021 808 8302 / 021 808 8300

Mthengi Othandekayo

Umbane endaweni okuyo okanye ohlala kuyo uzakucinywa okwexeshana elibonisiweyo ngezantsi ukwenzela isivumelwano ngomsebenzi wethutyana. Umbane kunokwenzeka ubuye phambi kwexesha elibekiweyo kungoko ucelwa okokuba unga cingi okokuba awukabuyi kufune uhlale ukwisimo onokuthi xa ubuyileyo ubenokuwubona.

Nceda ucime izixhobo ozisebenzisayo ezibuthathaka, ukuthintela umo nakalo onokuthi udaleke xa umbane ubiyiselwa kwakhone.

Nceda wazise inkmpani yakho yezo khuseleko ngoluphazamiseko lombane.

Date: 06 July 2015

Time: 08:00 – 11:00

Contact: 021 808 8302 / 021 808 8300

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