The Electoral Commission urges all South Africa’s eligible voters to visit their voting stations over the weekend of 10 and 11 March 2018 as part of a national campaign to update the voters’ roll in preparation for the 2019 elections.
As the Mayor of Stellenbosch, I would like to share information regarding the greater Stellenbosch water situation with our residents. This will help to assist some frequently asked questions and give clarity about our water situation going forward.
Stellenbosch Municipality is moving to Level 6 Water Restrictions, as of 1 February 2018. Residents will be restricted to 87 litres of water per person per day until further notice. The City of Cape Town has moved to level 6B and is restricting their residents to 50 litres per day. Stellenbosch Municipality may decide to increase restrictions to level 6B at a later date.
Today (16 January 2018) the lives of 117 families changed forever when they became home owners! During a ceremony at the Stellenbosch Town hall today, Mayor van Deventer, handed over title deeds to 117 residents. Many of these residents have been waiting for more than 20 years. These properties were part of municipal rental stock.
The beneficiaries for this set of deeds come from Kylemore, Le Roux, Cloetesville, Khayamandi and Franschhoek. The oldest beneficiary is 87 years old.
The Municipality will continue to support the beneficiaries through Housing Consumer Education Programmes. For pensioners and beneficiaries who qualify, indigent grants will be made available to address the costs of municipal services.
Stellenbosch Municipality is piloting a new project to help clean up informal settlements as well as creating employment for 100 local residents.
The Enkanini Clean-up Project officially launched at the beginning of December and is expected to conclude in June 2018. The purpose of this project is to clean the Enkanini informal settlement, targeting all dumping hotspots, the Plakenbrug River and the entire settlement.