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All hell breakes loose All hell broke loose from 3 am in the morning on Friday, March 22, after residents of Alra Park and Mackenzieville were upset and argued about the RDP homes. Site and plot owners had to use other roads to reach their destination. Metro police and many other traffic officers had to intervene. Alra Park and Mackenzieville agitators was forced back to Alra Park. Motorists were brought to a halt and some motorists even stopped off the road and climbed out of their cars to watch the chaos. It was not the first time that the protesters acted in this manner. Tens of Hundreds of disgruntled residents and communities of Alra Park, Mackenzieville, Ext. 2. Snake Park, Ma-Waga, (Cutterville ) and Cerutiville unite and came out in their numbers, with the sole aim to occupy hundreds of f inished and unfinished Low Cost Houses, in Mackenzieville Ext. 2, says: Golden Miles Bhudu, chairperson of GRENUPP-BUF. The move came as a result after the GRENUPP-BUF emailed a letter on the 28 Feb. 2019, to the office of the following: President, Minister of Human Settlement, MEC – Human Settlement – Gauteng Prov. MMC- Human Settlement- Ekurhuleni, Ward Councilor, Nigel and Springs Town Planner.

A community meeting was held with particularly the residents of Snake Park, who according to prior arrangements are supposed to be the very first beneficiaries, because of the appalling conditions they have to endure over many years on end. The meeting attended by representatives of the off ices of various departments mentioned previously was made to understand that the Low Cost Housing Project has been earmarked to build six hundred (600) Units. That an ON and OFF beneficiary LIST, of approximately two-hundred (200) Snake Park residences are available and in order to normalize the current situation, that LIST needs to be checked and double checked, and be implemented as a matter of absolute urgency. Also that the remaining four hundred (400) Units, when completed and ready to be distributed, that must happen with the without any corruption, favoritism, boetieboetieskap, political nepotism and jumping the que, because of knowing rascals in high places. GRENUPP-BUF call on the powers that be to put aside narrow Party Political jargon, especially on the country-side,( e.g. Greater Nigel), which is also on the boarder of Mpumalanga Province, and treat the area as part of Gauteng Province.

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WIND/SECT According to Cllr. Wollaston Labuschagne it has been four years since the Conditions of Township Establishment were approved by the City of Ekurhuleni’s City Planning Department, yet the Mackenzieville Housing Project is again at a standstill. Furthermore, there is immense uncertainty regarding the beneficiaries of the approximately 600 RDP houses. Interestingly, 460 subsidy applications were recently submitted to, and processed by the Gauteng Human Settlements Department, and 193 of those applications have been approved thus far. Cllr. Wollaston said he wish he had

better feedback for the Nigel residents that have applied for RDP houses. Questions asked and answered on page 2.



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The Dialdirect Namola Emergency App is a free app that allows anyone in South Africa to get help fast in emergency situations. With the app, they know who the user is and, with the use of GPS coordinates, where they are located,

before the user has even answered the callback. The app, which went national in November 2017, has over 260,000 users and has assisted over 22,500 South Africans in real incidents. Dialdirect Namola also recently released a brand new feature called Family Safety, which is aimed at providing additional peace of mind when it comes to keeping South Africans safe. “Finding innovative ways to increase not only the safety of our users but to provide them with the additional peace-of-mind to keep their families safe, is our top priority,” says Maanda Tshifularo, Head of Dialdirect Namola’s sponsor, Dialdirect Insurance. The success of the Dialdirect Namola app can not only be seen in the number of South Africans that have signed up to use it, but also in the types of South Africans that are using it to get assistance in an emergency. Through the Namola Watch network, which allows neighbourhood watch groups and other community response organisations to respond to Dialdirect Namola user emergencies, we have seen hundreds of emergency personnel using the Dialdirect Namola emergency app to get assistance when they have an emergency. Thobile, a police officer with the South African Police Service in Gauteng has used the Dialdirect Namola app on six different occasions to get assistance. These have included calling an ambulance when he found himself in a shooting and a fire engine when coming across a fire in an

informal settlement. “I use the Dialdirect Namola app as my first choice to call for assistance from other emergency services,” says Thobile. “I must applaud the team for their quick response to my request for help. This app is really amazing.” Graham Holmquist of Riga Rescue is a community responder who has been on the Namola Watch network since June 2018 and uses the Dialdirect Namola Emergency App to request assistance on a regular basis. “Before the Dialdirect Namola emergency app, South Africans were social media bystanders, f ilming from afar but not

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Questions asked and answered from page 1 3.6 MMC: HUMAN SETTLEMENTS A Clr W Labuschagne to ask MMC of Human Settlements. With regard to the Mackenzieville Ext 2 Housing Project: 1. Mackenzieville Ext 2 housing project on 21 October 2014. Include the signatures of these officials as I insist to know who the officials were that approved the plans. The Conditions of Township Establishment were approved by CoE: City Planning Department on the 21st October 2014 by the area manager at the time as per the attached Layout Plan and conditions of township establishment. 2. What is the latest situation with the application for the relaxation of the building lines that has been approved by the City Planning Department and what is the latest completion date? An application has been submitted to City Planning in terms of the department delegation to relax building lines and servitudes and is awaiting City Planning responses. 3. Kindly provide a list of all the call letters that were distributed during the past six months to potential beneficiaries No call letters distributed in the last six months by the Human Settlement Department apart from the initial call letters issued during 2017 when the first subsidy applications were compiled. The second batch of call letters were to be issued during October 2018 after a meeting held with councillor Labuschagne, Ward committee and PMM. The Human Settlement Department and Housing Development Agency were not part of the meeting. The process of issuing was stopped after consultation with the Housing Develop-

ment Agency and Human Settlement Department. 4. How many subsidy applications were received and how many approved? Subsidy applications processed and submitted to GDHS are 460 and so far 193 approvals were received. 5. Provide a list of all the approved subsidy applications The approved list cannot be provided because it contains beneficiaries’ confidential personal information. 6. Please explain the procedure from call letter distribution to the final beneficiary list Call letters are distributed to invite or to inform potential or qualifying beneficiaries as and when they have to fill in subsidy applications or when their houses are ready for occupation. 7. How many benef iciaries will ultimately receive houses at the Mackenzieville Ext 2 project? 600 8. At what stage is the beneficiary list currently? Some beneficiaries have been approved, some have been rejected and some are waiting for approvals from GDHS. 9. When will the final beneficiary list be made available? The final beneficiary list will be made available when all approved benef iciaries have been received from GDHS. 10. Will any additional housing units be constructed at the site in future? Additional houses will be constructed in future depending on the needs and availability of funds and as per the IDP requirements

Dames met t alent! Balfour tak se maand vergadering het op 12 Maart plaasgevind. Die tak het twee meriete sertifikate ontvang tydens vanjaar se konferensie. Die eerste was vir tokreen, ‘n verf wat waterdig is wat jy op voorwerpe verf en die ander vir ‘n geborduurde teenet. Delene van Nieuwenhuizen spog met die Verdienstelikheids trofee. Voorsitster Sannie Venter het ‘n demonstrasie getiteld waterverf aangebied.

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Zero-tolerance What about by-laws? stance on corruption

On March 15 the office of the Executive Mayor of Ekurhuleni was alerted of an unauthorised electronic message titled, “Large scale looting at the City of Ekurhuleni” circulating on social media networks, which placed unsubstantiated allegations against senior government officials within the City. The Executive Mayor would wish to remind the public that the Prevention and Combating of Corrupt Activities Act 12 of 2004, Section 34-37 (PCCA) obliges any person who holds a “position of authority” who knows of or ought reasonably to have known or suspected that another person committed a corrupt activity or the offence of theft, fraud, extortion, forgery to report such. If an amount of R100,000.00 or more is involved and anyone has knowledge or suspicion or cause it must be reported to any police official. A failure to comply with this obligation is an offence punishable by a fine or imprisonment for a period not exceeding 10 years. The PCCA Act further more defines a position of authority to include a partner in a partnership, a chief executive officer and any other person who is responsible for the overall management and control of the business or public institution of an employer. This means a person who holds a position of authority, including a manager of a business or public institution, who knows or ought reasonably to know that any other person has committed a corrupt activity or theft, fraud, extortion or forgery, must report it. A failure to do so could result in the person facing the possibility of a 10-year-jail sentence. The public may also report fraud and corruption anonymously and confiden-tially to the City’s dedicated hotline, on 0800 102 201 or email: “We remain committed to a zero-tolerance stance on corruption in the City of Ekurhuleni and we would like to urge the public to report acts of corruption to the relevant law enforcement agencies or the City’s dedicated corruption hotline. We can only effectively fight the scourge of fraudulent conduct if we report cases to the police.” Mayor Masina said.

By-laws are there to provide for the provision and regulation of traffic related matters. The regulation and control of taxis, street trading, parking grounds and meters as well as parking attendants and car watchers, the control and regulation of signs and advertisements all within the municipal area of the municipality and to provide for matters incidental thereto. Up to date from the beginning of this year residents were complaining about a few of these by-laws that are reported but at the end nothing change. One out of 30 reported issues get solved the rest unsolved. The question readers ask “what to do, where to go, who to call if you have an emergency in day of night time effecting these by-laws that some people just ignore. Keeping animals is one of the by-laws the public just do not follow. Some residents have 6 dogs and they are running in the streets and other residents feed them and need to look for homes. 28. Keeping of animals (1) No person shall keep any animal or bird, which disturbs the public peace. (2) No person shall without a permit issued by the Council keep any wild or dangerous animal, reptile or insect which has an inherent propensity to attack human beings or animals or the keeping of which is likely to become a nuisance or injurious to the health of or is fraught with danger to any person. (3) Any animal, reptile or insect, the keeping of which is prohibited in terms of subsection (2) may if found at large, be removed by any authorised off icer or authorised official and may recovered the cost of so doing from any such person. (4) Any such animal as is referred to in subsection (2) of this section found at large or apparently abandoned within the metropolitan area may be destroyed by the authorised officer or authorised official without any further warrant than this bylaw and the Council shall cause such animal to be removed and buried and the owner or the person who last had the animal in captivity shall be liable, in addition to any penalty under this bylaw, to pay to the Council a reasonable sum to defray the cost of destruction and removal and burial of such animal and shall be liable to prosecution.

(5) No person being the owner or having the charge or control of any whatsoever, whether domesticated or not shall allow or permit such animal to cause any annoyance, offence or inconvenience to any person in any street or cause any obstruction or inconvenience to traffic generally. 42. Disturbance of the peace (1) No Person shall unduly or without just cause, fire or discharge any firearm, airgun or air pistol within the Metropolitan area. (2) No person shall discharge fireworks without the prior written consent of the Council, and such written consent shall hereafter be called a “Fireworks permit”. Such “Fireworks permit” will be readily available at the event and produced on request by an authorised officer. Any person failing to do so shall be guilty of an offence. (3) Provided that subsection (1) shall not apply in the event of formal target practice at a recognised shooting range. (4) No person shall without the consent of the Council in writing, play or permit the playing of any music, or use or permit the use of any loudspeaker or public address or other audible device on or adjacent to or which maybe heard in any street or public place. (5~ No person shall disturb the public peace in a street or public place, or on private premises by making, noises or causing them to be made by shouting, quarrelling, fighting, singing or playing any type of musical or instrument or by means of a radio, loudspeaker or similar device, or by riotous, violent or immoral behaviour. (6) No person shall at any time sound any warning device on any vehicles in such a matter as to produce a shrieking, raucous or offensive noise; Provided, however, that where in the case of emergency the driver of a vehicle acts with the object of avoiding an accident, the use of such warning device shall not constitute on offence. These are indeed the by-laws but complaining to the responsible officers are to no avail as all the request fall on deaf ears. What must be done to elicit some response from the authorities?



Devon Kraai koning

Die dames van Devon VLU tak werf die meeste punte tydens die 2019 Konferensie gehou deur Devon tak vir die Hoëveld Streek op 7 Maart vanjaar. Hulle stap met die trofee weg en het ‘n totale punte telling van 4770 behaal wat aan hul die eerste plek besorg. Tweede is Secunda met 3528 punte en derde Vaalrivier met 2587 punte. Die dames het hard gewerk en die vrugte gepluk. Met die laaste vergadering op 13 Maart is die dames verras en kuier Elsa du Toit by hulle en Cindy van der Walt was gasvrou van die dag. Cindy wys ook vir die dames hoe om papierkrale te skep wat baie interessant was. Verskeie artikels vir tak-, streek- en provinsiale kompetisies, word voorberei. Die dames is nou besig om items te brei en hekel, kuns, borduurwerk en vele meer word ook aangewerk. Devon tak kom elke 2de Woensdag van die maand vir ‘n vergadering bymekaar en kuier saam. Verskeie demonstrasies word ook met tye aangebied. Dit word gehou by die Boeresaal Devon en dames wat belangstel kan Maretha by 083 399 9659 of Patrys Becker by 082 775 7671 skakel vir meer besonderhede. Die tak nooi dames uit om by hul te kom kuier of aan te sluit.

Links agter is: Maretha Middel (voorsitster), Nicky Hoole, Cindy vna dern Walt, Gerda Swanepoel, Patrys Becker (vise-voorstster), Marietjie Kriel, Ursula Smit, Hester Koortzen, Jean-Louise Swart en Mariaan van Wyk, Voor is Debbie du Plessis en Miem Marais. Agter Marietjie Kriel, voor links Susan Louw spog met haar 50 jaar diens balkie en regs Miem Marais met die Devon Tak wen trofee konferensie 7 Maart 2019.

Marethe Middel, voorsitster van 2019 ontvang die trofee vir die eerste plek vir die meeste punte op konferensie 2019 hier saam Debbie links.

Elsa du Toit en ondervoorsitster Patrys Becker tydens die vergading op 13 Maart.

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Die polisie het in die vroeë oggendure van 22 Maart by Delmas, tydens ‘n OTMbombardement en -rooftog hul gehaas om oortreders vas te trek. Die polisie het gesê ses of sewe mense het in drie luukse motors by 'n Standard Bank OTM in Sarel Cilliersstraat opgery, 'n wit Lexis, 'n Jaguar en 'n silwer VW Tiguan. Volgens ‘n woordvoerder wys CCTV opnames dat die verdagtes rustig staan en wag op die sypaadjie vir ‘n ontploffing om plaas te vind. Na verloop van die ontploffing haas hul na die OTM om buit te maak. Kaptein Carla Hartley, polisiewoordvoerder van Delmas, het gesê die voorval het omstreeks 01:19 gebeur. "Daar is vier OTM's in die area en regter kantste een is eerste gebombardeer.

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1000 dolls to fight human trafficking Business women and government representatives from all over Gauteng are joining hands to create awareness about the reality of human trafficking in South Africa, as well as raise funds for the victims of this atrocity. On Saturday, 13 April 2019, ambassadors from all sectors of business will come together for a High Tea at the Promenade Events Venue in Pretoria, where these ladies will build and dress a projected number of 1,000 Freedom Dolls in support of the fight against human trafficking, with a specif ic focus on women and children. The dolls will then be distributed throughout South Africa and even as far as America to spread the word, and a number of them will also be donated to the beneficiary of the day, Our Home, to be sold for R50 each to help raise funds for the initiative. Our Home, founded in 2006, is a safe haven and support centre for women and girls who fell victim to sex trafficking, where they can receive counselling and learn new skills. Vilna Badi, founder of Our Home, who has been reaching out to women on the streets of Pretoria for more than a decade, will on the day share some of her experiences and the stories of the women she has dealt with over the years. Octavia Ephraim, entrepreneur, author, former Mrs United Nations Ambassador

and human trafficking activist, will also be speaking at the event, educating the audience on the push and pull factors of human traff icking and sharing her knowledge in this regard. The Fund behind it all This doll-making initiative is organised by the Business 4 Empowerment Trust that was established 10 years ago and has since raised millions for various of their beneficiaries, including victims of human trafficking in South Africa. Yolandi Venter, representative of the Business 4 Empowerment Trust, explains that the amount of R50 per doll is symbolic of the amount for which a girl’s body is sold on the street. “A mere R50 is the price tag put on a human being,” she notes. “More needs to be done to prevent this terrible abuse and help the victims of human trafficking. Our efforts shouldn’t end when the event is over. We need to get the message out there and garner sustainable support from businesses and government to f ight human trafficking in the long run.” Girls who get lost in the system According to several news reports last year, human trafficking is on the increase in South Africa and Yolandi points out that it is often the most vulnerable girls who are targeted. “Imagine if your child goes missing - you will leave no stone unturned and will not

rest before you find him or her. You will involve the police, you will post it all over social media and you will urge everyone to look for that child. But that is not the case for some of the most vulnerable girls in our society,” she says. “In the case of orphaned, abandoned or abused children, or children living in foster homes or situations where the parents are uninvolved, that urgency is lacking. The reality is that people often just accept that the child has run away and no one ever looks for them.” In fact, in one actual case, two girls, who lived in an orphanage, were on their way to a public pool one day when a man asked them for directions to a take-away restaurant close by. To thank them for their help, he offered to buy them a cold drink, which they gladly accepted. The next morning they woke up drugged and tied to unfamiliar beds – the start of their sex slave journey. Back “home”, it was eventually accepted that they had run away. Who will listen, who will hear? “In order to keep supporting the f ight against human trafficking as a whole, we need investors to commit funds in the long-term,” says Yolandi. “We determine the need of the beneficiaries that we support on an annual basis, because we want to ensure that we can

cover their day-to-day expenses. It takes a long time for many of the girls who are taken off the streets to start functioning independently in society, if ever. If they are not supported adequately, they end up back where they were rescued from. “We are sincerely thankful to everyone who has supported the cause thus far and are also planning a Gala event in September this year, not only to thank our donors, but to also give feedback about what exactly the money was used for and raise further awareness about existing needs and challenges.” Anyone interested in getting involved, or who would like to find out more about this cause, can contact Roxanne Mancini, email or phone 012 940 1900.



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Voëls, voëlsaad, hokke, visse, viskos, akwariums. krieke, Hondekos, Avi-Plus. Bearded dragons, hamsters, spinne-koppe, meelwurms, hondehokke, honde jassies en bedjies. Honde, katte en hasies. Oop weeksdae 9:00 - 18:30, naweke en vakansiedae 09:00 - 16:00. Tel: 083 456 6601. 011 814 4514. SHOP 7, FERRYVALE SHOPPING CENTRE. NIGEL

For 3D Designer Kitchens or kitchen revamps, BIC, Bathr, Vanities, No compromise on Quality and Service. Free Quotations. Phone Andre at 082 738 1441

SuperMeubels, 2 Milnerlaan, Noycedale, Nigel, tel: 011-8141406, whatsapp 079 378 1229



Matrix Warehouse Nigel. For all your computer requirements. 011 814 2156.



WEDDING WORLD SPRINGS 011 811 5776/083 280 4584. 1000+Asemrowende rokke @ bekostigbare pryse te koop/te huur. of professioneel gemaak volgens jou ontwerp, sodat jy skitter in die rok van jou drome! Bespreek nou en BETAAL af tot funksie datum. Manspakke, Hemde, Dasse, Onderbaadjies, ens. Temapartytjie Fancy Dress Kostuums, 1000+ met hope bybehore om uit te kies. Vriendelike Kwaliteit Diens. h/v 3de Str. & 3de Laan, GEDULD. BUY AND SELL

MOBILE PAWNSHOP Open 7 days a week. We buy, pawn, sell. Furniture/tools/ Gold Jewellery/TVs / Fridges / Washing machines. We come to you.Otto 073 937 9710 or Vanessa 074 235 7006. SHOP 011 739 4570 FOR SALE / TE K OOP KOOP SLAAPKAMERSTEL BRUIN EN GEEL HOUT. Kopstuk, 2 Bedkassies, Spieëlkas met kassies, 3 laaie, 3 spieëls en riempie stoel R4 500. Kontak 078 076 3821


Koos van Staden looking for any “scrap” to sell. Available for garden duties, cleaning of garages and handyman work in and around the house. Contact 072 254 2945.



tt 77 Porter Rd. DUNNOTTAR

D.F. AIRCON Mobile Automotive Aircon & Repairs.

Bring all your blankets, duvets, comforters, linen, curtains, clothing, etc. to us for a professional wash. We will take care of your laundry as if it is our own. Laundry can be fetched and delivered at a small fee within Nigel and Heidelberg Town areas. Contact us on 011 814 3597 / 072 511 4366

REFRIGERA TION / AIR CONS REFRIGERATION AIRCONS NIGEL - FRENCH Refrigeration & Airconditioning. Installation, repair and services. Contact 082 701 1946. or visit us at the cnr of North Street & 6 Avenue, PERSONEL L OANS LO PERSONAL LOANS from R10 000.00 UP TO R250 000.00. (No Administration or Debt Review). Send your NAME, SURNAME, ID , EMPLOYER AND BRUTO and NETTO SALARY via SMS/ WHATSAPP/FAX or EMAIL to Cell no : 081 467 9242 fax no : 086 517 0712 or email adress: PL UMBING SER VICES PLUMBING SERVICES HAND Y MAN HANDY


Aircon Repairs to Cars, Trucks, Tractors, Mining equipment, Combines “Stroopers”.

150 L Geyser for R2499

Daniel 082 348 4499/ 079 876 9896.

Supply & Fitted by us Excluding Fittings & Labour.

All work guaranteed

Heidelberg AA Meetings Mondays & Thursdays from 19:0020:00 at the SUIKERBOS OORD, FREEMAN STR, Heidelberg. If you think you have a DRINKING or DRUG problem. Please come listen to the testmonies of sober recovered alcoholics and drug addicts. For any anonymous donations contact Marius. Contact Person: Marius 083 566 4569 or email

Contact Greg 060 317 4581



Climate debt for damaged caused

26 MARCH 2019

On the 14 th of March, a cyclone with winds of up to 177km/h hit Southern Africa, devastating large parts of Zimbabwe, Malawi and Mozambique. Even in the early stages of the aftermath, it has been hailed as a humanitarian disaster. According to the UN’s weather agency, it is possible that cyclone Idai has the potential to be the worst weather related disaster to ever hit the Southern Hemisphere. This is a climate disaster engendering climate injustice. In Zimbabwe, close to 100 people have been confirmed dead, and over 200 are missing. Over 600 houses were destroyed, and around 20 000 were damaged. Zimbabwe is experiencing landslides and roads are completely destroyed leaving people stranded. In Malawi, approximately 56 people have been killed, and close to 600 missing. Due to flooding and other damage, around 11 000 households are displaced, with around 920 000 people being affected in total. Reports coming out of Mozambique are saying that over 500 000 people have been impacted. The death toll in Mozambique is around 200, but is continuing to rise as more than 350 000 people are at risk, with estimations saying that the death toll could triple. With this level of devastation, it is important to ask why this climate shock has occurred. The reality is cyclone Idai is an example of extreme weather brought on by climate change. According to the UN IPCC 1.5C degree report, human activities have been responsible for approximately 1C degree


increase in temperature globally since before the industrial revolution. If we continue to increase greenhouse gas emissions at the same levels, we are likely to reach a 1.5C degree increase within the next 20 years or sooner. Research has shown that extreme climate and weather conditions were observed around the 0.5C degree increase mark. The report states that “trends in intensity and frequency of some climate and weather extremes have been detected…” (IPCC 2018), and this increase in frequency and intensity will only continue to worsen as temperatures continue to rise. Moreover, scientific research has confirmed a link between cyclone Idai and heating oceans linked to climate change. Climate change is extremely serious in the African context, with high levels of inequality, poverty, limited resources, environmental destruction led by transnational corporations and indebtedness to rich countries. Africa did not cause the climate crisis and most Africans have very low per capita emissions compared to Americans or South Africans, for instance. Yet Africa is going to experience some of the worst extremes of climate change and increasing temperatures. The IPCC 1.5 degree Report tells us that Sub-Saharan Africa, has already been experiencing more frequent and intense


VACANCIES VACANC Y ANCY We are looking for applicants for a Sales Representative in Heidelberg/ Nigel area. Requirements: ∙ Must have Matric / Grade 12 Certificate. ∙ Valid Driver’s License & Own Reliable Vehicle. ∙ Meet and exceed monthly sales targets. ∙ Sales and marketing experience of various products and services to FMCG Trade (Wholesale). ∙ Salary Negotiable. ∙ Applicant must reside in the Heidelberg/Nigel area. Please send your CV to: and applicant to complete the application on our website. Please visit our website for more information. Please take note: if you have not been contacted within 14 days, please consider your application unsuccessful.

TEMI Mechanical & Electrical has been awarded the Structural, Mechanical, Piping and Installation part for the Custody Meter Manifold project at the Vopak Terminal. Expecting to start mobilization in May 2019 with project completion by September 2019. Looking to full fill the following positions: ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙

Pipe fitter (Installers) Boilermakers Double Coded welders Structural welders Tack Welders Tea Lady (willing to work on a Petrochemical Site) Semi Skilled Riggers (Red Seal) Assistant Riggers General Workers

All positions require minimum 5 year working experience in the petrochemical environment. Please forward CVs to

climate extremes, and an overshoot of 1.5C degree increase will mean devastating consequences for the region. The temperature increases that the region will face are projected to be at least twice higher than the global average. Many measures could have been taken such as early warning systems, media mainstreaming climate news so extreme weather is monitored and anticipated, disaster management systems put in place, for instance, to prevent a loss of life. This has not happened because of climate denialism amongst political leaders, the media and states in the region. On Monday 18 March 2019 we engaged key institutions in the media family such as the Sunday Times, Press Council and the South African National Editors Forum (SANEF) to #EndClimateDenialism in the media. We await a formal response from SANEF regarding our demands to ensure the media #EndClimateDenialism. We have initiated and welcome a debate on the role of the media in mainstreaming and reporting the worsening climate crisis so we can educate the public and advance climate justice alternatives, now, as part of the deep just transition to sustain life. Failure by the media to take climate science seriously imperils our society even more. Climate change is being driven by petro states, such as Trump’s USA leading the


fracking boom, and carbon corporations. Rich industrial countries also owe the world a climate debt for 150 years of using coal, oil and gas for industrialisation. From the standpoint of climate justice, we demand petro states, carbon corporations and rich industrial countries contribute reparations to Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi for the climate debt owed, so these countries can rebuild as part of the deep just transition. Finally, South Africa is the 14 th highest carbon emitter in the world. Our coal addiction is a big part of the problem. Energy imports from Mozambique were also disrupted due to the carnage of cyclone Idai and this contributed to Eskom’s recent rolling black outs. We demand a deep just transition now beyond fossil fuels like coal, to socially owned renewable energy, a food, seed and water sovereignty system, a universal basic income grant and climate jobs, as a minimum, to ensure we mitigate climate shocks, meet the needs of workers and poor communities. Through our climate justice charter process we will advance these alternatives for South Africa. More information is available at and Media statement: Cyclone Idai: Why is the media not linking it to climate change?


Notice is hereby given of the public participation process being undertaken in terms of the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations made under the NEMA and published in GNR 983 (Listing Notice 1) and GNR 985 (Listing Notice 3) in Government Gazette 38282 on 4th December 2014, and amendments issued in April 2017. In accordance with these regulations the project will be subject to Basic Impact Assessment. PROJECT LOCATION The project site forms part of the Blesbokspruit Catchment which is located in City of Ekurhuleni, Gauteng. The Blesbokspruit originates north of Benoni and flows southwards through Springs and Nigel towards the Vaal River. The project entails development of remediation interventions at various points within the Catchment. PROJECT DESCRIPTION City of Ekurhuleni (The Proponent) has identified a need for an integrated remediation plan for the Blesbokspruit Catchment. A remediation plan has been compiled identifying critical interventions required within the catchment related to watercourses to ensure remediation and protection of the environmental as well as addressing social/engineering aspects related to the catchment. The following main components will form part of the remediation plan: Construction of weirs - Construction of pedestrian crossings Re-instatement of hydrological drivers - Beautification of parks / open areas A location map, indicating all points of the proposed remediation interventions will be made available on request and will be presented at the public open days. Application for Environmental Authorisation will include the following listed activities as per the National Environmental Management Act (Act 107 of 1998) Regulations: Listing notice 1: Activity, 12, Activity 19, Activity 27, Activity 48 Listing notice 3: Activity 12, Activity 14, Activity 23, Activity 26 National Water Act (Act 36 of 1998) – Section 21 i and c. OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE The public is invited to partake in the public participation process by giving comments on the draft Basic Assessment (BA) Report, submitting concerns or comments to the Environmental Consultant or by attending the public open days. The public open days will be held on the following dates: Open Day 1 – Southern Section Date 4 April 2019 Venue Kwa-Thema Civic Centre Boardroom Time 11:00 – 18:00 The draft BA Report will be available on 30 April 2019. The report can be requested from the Environmental Consultant, accessed on the website or viewed at the HP Makoka Library and Springs Public Library. All comments can be submitted, in writing, to the Environmental Consultant, by not later than 31 May 2019. Contact Details of the Environmental Consultant: Company Contact Person website

Newtown Landscape Architects cc Johan Barnard or Erika van den Heever


011 462 6967


*Please note that no employment opportunities are available or will be discussed at the public open day.



26 MARCH 2019

Super Rugby het nog 'n lang pad om te gaan

267 SKAKEL 083 6198 267 6198

JJC Kruger & Vennote Springs Parkland Kliniek Spesialiste Spreekkamer 011 812 4172 Drie Riviere - Vereeniging Umgenistraat 54, H/v Bashee Straat Drie Riviere, Vereeniging (By River Square kruising 016 423 3553


Die Leeus het hul ervare voorry en vinnige hardlopers goed gebruik om Saterdag se oorwinning teen die Sunwolwes te smaak in Singapoer met ‘n wen telling van 37-17. Die Leeus het vyf drieë aangeteken. Die Leeus se reaksie was egter goed, met Malcolm Marx wat vir die eerste van sy twee drieë geskitter het toe die span slegs 14 spelers was. Daarna het hy 'n tweede bygevoeg om sy span 12-7 in die breek te sien. Die Chiefs het op Loftus die Vodacom Bulls op hul tuisveld met ‘n skokkende 56-20 verslaan. Dit is moeilik om uit te vind wat presies met die Bulle gebeur het. Ná drie massiewe oorwinnings teen Suid-Afrikaanse spanne het die wiele skouspelagtig gedraai vir die Bulle en word die wedstryd sekerlik as een van die grootste teleurstellings van die seisoen beskou word. Daar was geen momentum nie en die lyftaal van die tuisspan was eenvoudig nie soos die vorige oorwinnings nie, wat gaan die Bulle nou maak wil hul aanhangers weet. Die Hurricanes het DHL Stormers se foute uitgebuit en toe op die einde van die wedstryd deurgebreek en stap weg met ‘n skrale oorwinning van 34-28 tydens Vodacom Super Rugby te Westpacstadion in Wellington. Die Stormers het hul kans in die laaste 10 minute gehad. Met verskeie Stormers-foute, wat die span punte gekos het, kon hul net nie die oorwinning smaak nie. Toe die wedstryd op die 70-minuut-puntjie gestaan het, het die Stormers 28-27 voorgeloop en was die span redelik gemaklik, maar die Hurricanes het in die laaste 10 minute van die wedstryd met hul afgereken. Dit is nie verbasend as jy sien dat die meeste van die wedstryde van die Suid-Afrikaanse spanne hierdie jaar nederlae moes lei. Hulle is daaraan herinner dat as jy 'n fout in die NieuSeelandspanne se 22 maak, dat dit jou duur te staan kom en jou punte kos wat gevaarlik is en jou kan stroop van jou oorwinning.


HEIDELBERG, 23 Schoeman Str./BALFOUR 93 Mury Str.

TEL: 016 341 2187/8 017 773 0220 There are 4 sets of 4 tickets to be won. Competition starts 1 March and ends 24 April 2019. Ts and Cs apply.


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