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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.

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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

The DA brings water to the people

April 23, 2012

Ward 6 – Kwanomzamo Humansdorp Councillor Juline Prinsloo has managed to install 15 communual taps in 2 squatter camps.

Councillor Juline Prinsloo cares about the community

The community are very grateful for the initiative and has promised their support to the Democratic Alliance as this is an ANC stronghold.

Councillor Prinsloo also took the media to this ward to inform the public what is happening there. The community hall has been totally vandalized and public amenities are basically non existant.

The DA is committed to making a difference to the lives of the people of Kouga! Vote DA and save Kouga!!

Street lights repaired in Humansdorp

April 19, 2012

With only a few streetlights in Humansdorp that were in working condition, ample opportunity was created for crimininals.

Councillor Juline Prinsloo is active with the Community Police Forum in Humansdorp

People were robbed and stabbed as it was very dark at night and criminals could operate with impunity. Burglary had also increased and residents were fearing for their lives.

Councillor Prinsloo took the matter up with the Electrical department of the Kouga Municipality and the street lights have now been repaired in Town as well as the suburb of Boskloof.

The community has applauded the initiative of their councillor. The Humansdorp Police have also expressed their gratitude.

Jobs available with the South African Police

April 11, 2012

Councillor Juline Prinsloo is active with the Community Police Forum in Humansdorp

The South African Police Service (Saps) has called for matriculants to apply for positions to become Police Officers.

They must go to the Humansdorp police station with their Matric certificate and ID documents as soon as possible.

Councillor Juline Prinsloo will help any matriculants who may require assistance with the process and she can be contacted on 073 588 3180