Archive for the ‘Humansdorp’ Category

Humansdorp water reservoirs running low

December 6, 2019

Due to the loadshedding yesterday, the levels of Humansdorp’s water reservoirs are very low this morning.

As a result, water shortages might occur in high-lying areas while the water pressure throughout the town is low.

The municipality has brought in generators so as to ensure water continues to be pumped into the reservoirs during the loadshedding period scheduled for later today.

Residents are asked to use water sparingly in the meantime to allow the reservoirs to fill up sufficiently for water to be available to all areas of the town.

Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience.

Water supply to Boskloof to be interrupted

August 5, 2019

The water supply to Boskloof in Humansdorp will be interrupted periodically from August 5 to 16 to allow for the activation of the newly-installed main line.

Kouga Infrastructure and Engineering Portfolio Councillor Freddy Campher said the longest interruption will take place on Wednesday, August 7, when a pressure relief valve (PRV) will also be installed.

“The water supply will be off for about six hours, from 8:30am to 14:30, on Wednesday for the installation of the PRV.

“Residents can then also expect shorter interruptions of the water supply from time to time over the period August 5 to 16 as we bring the new line in use,” he said.

Campher said a 650m-long section of the old 75mm asbestos main line to Boskloof had been replaced with a 110mm UPVC pipe.

“Boskloof has been battling with regular pipe breaks. A section of the old pipe in Protea Street has been replaced to help reduce pipe breaks and water interruptions.”

He said UPVC was a more durable and fire-resistant material.

“It is a safe means of transporting drinking water and can also be recycled, making it an eco-friendlier option than asbestos.”

He said the installation of the PRV would also help to mimimise pipe bursts and water losses within the area of Boskloof.

Soup Kitchen opens in KwaNomzamo, Humansdorp

July 25, 2019

Kouga Municipality has boosted the efforts of a KwaNomzamo soup kitchen to help alleviate the plight of the poor.

The Siyabonelela Soup Kitchen this week received catering equipment through the municipality’s Ward Development Fund.

Kouga Speaker Hattingh Bornman said the donation included a bar fridge, gas bottle, gas burner, a large pot to prepare the food and crockery.

Mvuleni Velebayi, from whose house the soup kitchen has been operating, said they were very grateful for the support.

“We’ve been running the soup kitchen for the past 18 months and give food to up to 90 people every Wednesday. Our focus is on the communities of Pola Park and Shukushukuma,” he said.

The Speaker joined Ward Councillor Lefty Vumazonke and members of his ward committee on Monday to hand the donation over to representatives from the soup kitchen.

DA on the move in Humansdorp

July 21, 2019

Yesterday, Tsitsi-Kouga Constituency Leader, Andrew Whitfield interacted with the residents of Donkerhoek Humansdorp, Hankey and Patensie and also took time to interact and inspire our loyal activists.

“What an awesome morning chatting to constituents about the new spotlights erected by in Donkerhoek, Humansdorp, by our DA governed Kouga Municipality.

Such positive feedback and appreciation from community members. Well done to Mayor Horatio Hendricks and his team,” said Whitfield, who is also the DA Shadow Minister of Police.

Increase Police Visibility to Reduce Crime

July 7, 2019

Tsitsi-Kouga Constituency Leader and Shadow Minister of Police, Andrew Whitfield MP introduced the ‘Increase Police Visibility to Reduce Incidents of Violent Crime’ petition in Arcadia, Humansdorp yesterday.

Andrew Whitfield, the DA Shadow Minister of Police visiting Humansdorp

He also visited Ouma Julia Harris who lost her grandson last week in gang related violence.

In building an effective and fit for purpose SAPS the DA national government would move swiftly to ensure:

  • A zero-tolerance approach to corruption within the SAPS;
  • The appointment of fit for purposes officers and management who are passionate about policing;
  • The retraining all police officers to serve and protect with pride;
  • Making policing a provincial responsibility; and
  • Establish an effective drug-busting force.

Pavements vandalized in Humansdorp

June 28, 2019

Mindless vandalism is jeopardizing Kouga Municipality’s efforts to build sidewalks near the Point in Arcadia., Humansdorp.

The newly-cast sidewalks have become a regular target for vandals intent on holding back development in their communities.

We appeal to the public to alert the nearest police station or call the municipality’s 24/7 emergency number (042 291 0250/042 200 2200 – press option 5) should they notice any suspicious activity.

Power interruption for Humansdorp

June 13, 2019

The electricity supply to the whole of Humansdorp will be interrupted from 8am to 4pm this coming Sunday, 16 June.

The interruption is necessary to complete the electrification of houses at Kruisfontein.

Residents are reminded to treat all electrical outlets as live during the shutdown period.

Our sincere apologies for any inconvenience.

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Power interruption for Humansdorp

June 2, 2019

The electricity supply to the whole of Humansdorp will be interrupted this coming Sunday, 2 June, from 8am to 4pm.

The interruption is necessary to allow contractors the opportunity to finalise the electrification of almost 200 houses at Kruisfontein.

Work to be done, include the installation of a new transformer and maintenance on the 22kV network.

The shutdown is subject to the weather. If it cannot take place on the advertised date, it will move to the following week.

Humansdorp court to be upgraded

May 17, 2019

Twelve years after much-needed upgrades were first approved, the Humansdorp Magistrate’s Court is set to receive a facelift in the near future – making it safer and more user-friendly.

The multi-million Rand project, to be implemented over a period of 30 months, is expected to start in the second half of this year and reach completion by the end of 2021.

The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development is set to confirm availability of funding for the project by the end of May, while the Department of Public Works (DPW) need to finalise the necessary design and process the approval of the sketch plan.

Malcolm Figg, the DA Tsitsi-Kouga Constituency Leader, says, “The building is in a total state of disrepair and is inadequate – putting the safety of employees and members of the community at risk.

“Major concerns include the lack of security measures, the presence of dangerous weapons on site and easy access to the magistrate chambers.

“Incidents include two men armed with knives entering the court building, as well as the discovery of a concealed panga-type weapon in the only mail toilets opposite the chief magistrate’s chambers.

“No arrests were made by either the security guards or local police.”

He continues that although separate from the main court rooms, there is no safe and private area designated for children who need to testify. The specific room used, is shared with the senior prosecutor when interviews need to be done.

“The office of the family planning officer can only accommodate three people at a time – which is not an ideal situation.

“This is not an acceptable professional environment where the lives of magistrates, public prosecutors and court personnel are endangered on a daily basis.”

IEC announces change in Ward 15 voting station

May 1, 2019

Residents registered to cast their votes at the Humansdorp Country Club in Ward 15 are asked to take note that their voting station has changed.

According to a statement from the local office of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), the Humansdorp Council Chamber, situated at Kouga Municipality’s offices on the corner of Main Road and Du Plessis Street, will replace the country club as a voting station for Ward 15 in the upcoming Provincial and National Elections in May.

“The change had to be made due to fire damage at the Country Club,” Kouga Executive Mayor Horatio Hendricks explained.

Meanwhile, applications for special votes in the May election came to a close on Thursday, April 18.

Hendricks said that those whose applications were approved, would have the opportunity to cast their votes on May 6 and 7, with the official election day taking place on Wednesday, May 8.

“There are two categories of people who could apply for special votes. Those who are physically unable to leave their houses, including heavily pregnant women and people with disabilities, and those who are unable to visit their voting stations on May 8,” he explained.

He said IEC officials would visit the houses of those who fall in the first category on May 6 or 7 so that they may cast their votes. Those voters who fall in the second category will be able to vote at their local IEC voting stations, also on May 6 and 7.

Casting a special vote

. The voter’s thumbnail is marked with indelible ink and his/her ID book is stamped.

. He/she receives the relevant ballot papers.

. He/she marks the ballot in secret, places and seals the ballots in an unmarked envelope.

. The unmarked envelope is placed in another envelope that is marked with the voter’s name, ID number and voting district number. The use of two envelopes is to ensure the secrecy of the ballot.

. IEC officials take the envelope and place it in a secure ballot box for special votes.

. The voter’s name is marked off the Voters’ Roll with “SV” to indicate that he/she has cast a special vote.