Last night, 22 May 2018, unrest broke out after a community meeting was disrupted by aggrieved residents in Kayamandi. The meeting was aimed at addressing housing challenges, following heightened tensions after incidents of attempted land invasion in the area.
The attempts occurred largely on private agricultural property with the potential of spilling over onto municipal land. The owner of the property as well as the Municipality obtained court interdicts to have the unlawfully erected structures removed.
Attached please find a sketch showing the alternative routes to be used.
• The Southbound carriageway will be closed from 19h30 on Monday evening 14 May 2018 and will open on Tuesday, 15 May 2018 at 05h30.
• The Northbound carriageway will be closed from 19h30 on Tuesday evening 15 May 2018 and will open on Wednesday, 16 May 2018 at 05h30.
• Lane closures on R44 and Bird Street for Wednesday evening 16 May 2018 from 19h30 to 05h30 as well as Thursday evening 17 May 2018 from 19h30 to 05h30.
Sommige inwoners se munisipale rekeninge is nog nie deur die Poskantoor afgelaai nie, a.g.v. ŉ probleem by die Poskantoor. Ons sal inwoners te gemoed kom deur rente eers te hef na 10 Mei 2018. Doen asseblief navraag oor u rekening.
Some residents may not have received their municipal accounts from the Post Office. This is due to problems being experienced at the Post Office. We will accommodate residents by only charging interest from after 10 May 2018. Please enquire about your account.
The Stellenbosch Municipality today formally launched its ground-breaking Service Warrior Project with the Induction of new 11 Service Warriors.
The project is aimed at ensuring that service standards in all areas improve so that water leaks, transgressions, service defects, etc. are reported pro-actively to a central municipal desk from where remedial action can be taken swiftly.
The Warriors have all successfully completed training in basic plumbing at the Bergzicht Training Centre.
This pilot project will be rolled out in Kayamandi, Klapmuts, Groendal/Langrug and Dwarsrivier and is geared towards minimising the turnaround time for service delivery challenges. The project will be expanded to include all areas of the Greater Stellenbosch.
Employing residents from the area as Service Warriors not only contributes to the improvement of service standards in the municipality but also contributes to local job creation.
The project was launched as a joint initiative of Mayor Van Deventer and Deputy Mayor Jindela. The Mayor wished the team well and promised to join them in the field.
Mayor van Deventer said: “We are committed to keep working towards enhancing our service delivery standards until it is a best practice model in South Africa. This is yet another step towards that goal.”
Mayor van Deventer and members of the Mayco, together with pupils from several schools in the Stellenbosch area planted trees earlier today, 12 April 2018, at the Stellenbosch Golf Club.
This forms part of the annual Mayoral Golf day, where funds are raised for the Mayoral Fund. The Fund is geared towards assisting community members in need.