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Sound boost for Humansdorp play school

February 20, 2020

THE Kate Van Der Merwe Crèche in Gill Marcus, Humansdorp, received a sound system through the DA led Kouga municipality’s Ward Development Fund this week.

Kouga Speaker Hattingh Bornman said the donation included a speaker, with a microphone, bluetooth or USB input and various other functions.

“The Kate Van Der Merwe Crèche has been running successfully since 1997. The sound system will be used for school concerts and the modeling shows the school has become known for,” said ward councillor Wilma Coenraad.

“The donation will help boost the school’s events and will greatly enhance the children’s experience in these activities.

Coenraad joined teachers and pupils on Tuesday to hand over the donation.

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.

More houses powered up at Humansdorp

May 11, 2019

A further 53 households at Humansdorp received electricity for the first time this week, with almost 200 more to follow over the next two months.

Kouga Infrastructure and Engineering Portfolio Councillor Freddy Campher switched on the electricity to 53 houses at the Kruisfontein 391 RDP housing development on Monday.

The switch-on was part of a R 10 million project to install electricity to the remaining 237 houses at the development.

The power to the first 154 houses was switched on in July last year.

“Electricity has a life-changing effect on the general livelihoods of people. That is why the municipality has left no stone unturned to ensure that these residents do not have to go through another winter without electricity,” Campher said.

“We are happy that we could keep our word and that the electricity to a further 53 houses has been switched on. More than that, we are pleased to see how happy this has made the beneficiaries.”

He advised residents that certain upgrades and new installations still had to be done before the remaining houses could be connected to the grid.

“As a result, there will be a series of shutdowns over the next few weeks.

“We ask that residents who have just been connected don’t get a fright when this happens. It will only be for a few hours on the relevant days to allow the contractor and municipal teams to complete the project.”

The relevant dates are May 10 for the removal and re-installation of an auto recloser and switch; May 15 for the installation of a new MV-cable and pole; May 26 for the installation of two new auto reclosers; May 29 for the tie-in to the existing line so that three new transformers can be energised, and June 2 for the installation of three new switches.

A further interruption will follow later in June for the installation of a new feeder panel at the substation.

Huge support for DA in Humansdorp

November 13, 2013

The DA is on track to retain Ward 5 in Humansdorp in a crucial by-election on 27 November.

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About 200 people attended a public meeting last night that was hosted by DA Shadow Minister of Sport Donald Lee and Kouga Member of Parliament Elza Van Lingen.

The support for the DA in Humansdorp is tangible and the candidate for the election Desmond Petersen is confident that the DA will retain the ward we won in 2011.

“The people are sick and tired of a lack of service delivery and they believe it is time for change”, said Petersen, who grew up in Arcadia.

The other by-election is taking place in Hankey, also on 27 November.

The DA is confident that both by-elections will be won and that we will once again govern in Kouga.

Viva DA Viva!!

Road closure in Humansdorp

August 13, 2013

Humansdorp residents are requested to take note of the following road closure:

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The section of Heugh Street, Humansdorp, between Voortrekker Road and Du Plessis Street, will be closed to traffic on Tuesday and Wednesday, 13 and 14 August.

The closure, from 8 am to 4 pm, is necessary to accommodate work being done at a local supermarket.

Humansdorp residents in dire circumstances

July 30, 2013

Some residents of Humansdorp’s resident live in shacks, their streets are filthy, they don’t have electricity, and they do have a make-shift bucket toilet system.

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The people of Polla Park in KwaNomzamo have already given the municipality a petition listing all their complaints, but after several protest marches, the ward councillor and the Kouga Municipality is ignoring the call from Polla Park for basic services and houses.

Over the weekend, it was agreed that a new petition will be drawn up and given to the DA to deliver to Noxolo Kiviet, the Premier of the Eastern Cape.

In Shukushukuma, another informal settlement in KwaNomzamo people have lived in dire circumstances for more than 10 years and Kouga Municipality is ignoring their demands for service delivery.

Their previous petition, which was handed in with the Polla Park cry for basic services and housing, has also been ignored.

“It is shocking that residents in the Kouga are forced to live in such conditions. The DA has promised to hand over their petition to the Premier as well”, said Elza Van Lingen, the leader of the DA in Kouga, who visited the residents together with DA shadow councillor for Polla Park, Juline Prinsloo.

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Skool word afgebrand in Humansdorp

June 11, 2012

Op 7 Junie 2012 omstreeks 18h00, het die Haasbekkies Speelskool van Mev Amber Voster tot die grond toe afgebrand.

Raadslid Fred Campher het die Brandweer, Polisie, nooddienste asook die Kouga Munisipaliteit onmiddellik ontbied, maar dit was te laat omdat die struktuur aan die brand was.

We tired of promises

May 27, 2012

The voters in non traditional DA areas are turning to the party to secure them a better life.

Some of the latest DA members proudly hold up their party membership cards

Councillor Juline Prinsloo has been hard at work helping the community solve day to day problems with service delivery. “The community is tired of promises and now want service and are looking at the DA to deliver”, said