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Foster-care conference hopes to encourage, educate and inspire
oster-care in South Africa involves F the temporary placement of a child in need of safety and protection.
oth Plato (pictured right) and Finance MEC Dr Ivan Meyer in their respective addresses echoed that it was not a political meeting, but a platform for the community to raise their concerns and issues bothering them. Other pertinent issues raised were the desolated local soccer fields, the scourge of gangsterism and drugs residents not tackled by the gang-unit, dilapidated buildings, the controversial water-meters, establishment of a youth centre and an investigation into a project called Grootte Springfontein at the Silwerstream seafront where competitive processes were apparently non-existent. But it was the plight of this mother that got residents and politicians to sit up straight and take note. Africa (pictured above) explained: “For 21-years I’ve been on the housing waiting list and living in a wendy-house. My children blame me for not getting a house. My 25-year old doesn’t know what it is to have a roof over his head. My subsidy was approved in 1998 and I’ve watched lots of people moving into houses. I cannot travel around like this anymore. Please Mr Plato, can you help me to get a house for my family?”
abuse, neglect and violation of their human rights. The organisers of this event, Kin Culture and Kibwe Kids, are This process becomes a crucial part two of the organisations in the Western in ensuring the well-being of every Cape working to place children with child, family and community in South families who will love and care for them. Africa. Their work ranges from recruiting and supporting foster families to assisting Foster Conference 2019 is an ideal in aspects of social care as well as opportunity for all role players to advocating for this cause. Embarking on take hands, share stories and to be the journey of foster care is a winding empowered in becoming foster families road with many ups and downs. in South Africa. This one-day event Understanding the challenges faced by will take place on 13 April 2019 from children in this system and the effect 08:00 to 16:30 at Vredelust Church in that a loving family can have on their Bellville, Cape Town with tickets for the well-being becomes a clear reality to In response Plato repeated sentiments event available at R300.00. The aim every foster parent. of his inauguration speech as mayor of the conference is to introduce as where he raised his grave concerns many people as possible to the foster This year’s conference is all about about people being 20-30 years on the care process, educate about the need educating and encouraging interested waiting list. It was evident that Plato for foster families and inspire different parties to play their part in providing was perturbed and at the same time role players to join hands in tackling a safe and secure family for children deeply moved by the plight of Africa. this social issue in South Africa. Many in the foster care system. The Foster “I want to ask councillors if they are children in South Africa are separated Conference team is available at info@ aware of such incidents to please bring from their biological families as a result worldfosterday.org or 082 560 6488 to it to the attention of my office so that of various societal ills, often relating to answer any questions about the event. we can take up the matter. Regarding the housing waiting-list, the councillors DISCLAIMER: IMPACT NEWS subscribes to the Code of Ethics and Conduct for South African Print and Online Media that prescribes cannot interfere, and they cannot news that is truthful, accurate, fair and balanced. If we don’t live up to the Code, please contact the Public Advocate at 011 484 3612, benefit people unfairly,” he explained. fax: 011 4843619. You can also contact our Case Officer on email@example.com or lodge a complaint on our website: www. presscouncil.org.za The views and opinions of all contributors, writers and columnist are not necessarily that of the publishers, editor or employees. While we take every reasonable precaution to deal with only ethical advertisers, neither Impact News nor its publishers, editor or employees are responsible for any loss, harm or damage arising out of or contributed by as a result of any transaction entered into pursuant to any advertisement, advertorial or classified advertisement appearing in this publication. Impact News reserves the right the right to vary, alter or omit any advertisement and will not be held liable for any failure to publish.
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Plato also told the audience he is focusing on service delivery and municipal issues. He highlighted that the City of Cape Town believes in clean governance, warned that any staff member or politician involved in corruption will get the boot, and that all taxpayers’ money must be dealt with in a non-corruptive manner. One of the major challenges identified by him is opportunities for the youth. Although the unemployment figure in the Western Cape is the lowest in the country standing at 19%, Plato stressed he is very worried about the youth unemployment, which now stand at
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Mamre land issue still drags on... VINCENT CRUYWAGEN amre residents are fuming and M want to know why after six years that title deeds to 4200 hectares of land were given to the community, most of the plots are not allocated to residents yet.
Disgruntled residents blame the Mamre Communal Property Association (CPA) for dragging the process. At a recent public meeting, held on Saturday 3 March, residents said the CPA dismally failed to keep the community abreast of developments, held secretive meetings, that the current CPA is illegal and levelled allegations against an executive member who allegedly tried to extort R6000 per month and a laptop from a developer. Questions were also raised why the land can’t be rezoned for residential purposes. They also demanded that the present CPA dissolve and a new executive team be elected. Some vented their disappointment on social media warning against electing the “wrong people” on the next CPA. In September
2003 the Mamre community were given the title deeds to 4200 hectares of land taken from their grandparents under the apartheid government regime. About 500 families were forced to sell their land in 1986 to make way for the development in Atlantis. At the time of the transfer Minister for Rural Development and Land Reform, Gugile Nkwinti, said the transfer is a great achievement for the more than 2000 households that will benefit from it. The person who raised the allegations of extortion said: “It bothers me that this person will participate in the up-coming election. I want the CPA to investigate this allegation and if found to be true the member must resign. We cannot allow such corruption to take place. The CPA is there to benefit the community and not individuals and their families.” What some residents do not seem to realise is that issue is more intricate. The land needs to rezone for residential purpose and a partnership needs to enter into with the City of Cape Town. A
motion of exigency regarding the Mamre Housing was tabled in July 2017 at the subcouncil and it was proposed that the subcouncil resolve to support the motion of the Mamre housing project. Furthermore, it was recommended that the TDA directorate allocates funding under its Human Settlement consultants 2017/18 budget for feasibility studies to be undertaken in order investigate the viability and form of this proposed development.
memorandum dated 5 March 2018 recommended that a land availability agreement between the City and Mamre community be put in place for any work to be done towards the planning process. Mamre’s investigation revealed that the process never materialised, and for as long it is on hold the housing project will not get underway. Meanwhile an election scheduled for March 2019, in order to elect a new CPA executive, took a setback.
In March 2018, sub-council manager, Wessie van der Westhuizen and councillor Cynthia Clayton requested progress on the matter and asked if a meeting was held by the CPA of Mamre and if they gave permission to release land for the project. Three days later CPA chairperson Wilfred Solomons-Johannes wrote back to Van der Westhuizen and other role-players to set up a meeting with the CPA to advise on the status and process regarding the signing of the Land Availability Agreement. A TDA
Solomons-Johannes said: “The CPA executive committee has resolved to postpone the elections until further notice and once again consult with the Department of Rural Development and Land Reform and the IEC to ensure a free and fair election.” Meanwhile Mayor Dan Plato has committed to engage the City in order to help develop Mamre and indicated that the housing development is a top priority.
Meyer: Green economy is SEZ report available soon report on the Atlantis on Monday 26 March 2019. Concerns key to SEZ and local growth TheSEZ finalCommunity Stakeholder and objections were noted during the Network (ASEZ-CSN) election will be meeting and community members VINCENT CRUYWAGEN he Atlantis Special Economic Zone (ASEZ) and the Saldanha Bay Industrial Development Zone (IDZ) are integral components in dealing with energy security matters.
released soon. GreenCape and the Oversight Committee, elected by the community of Atlantis to oversee the election of members to the ASEZ-CSN, committed to release a public report on the overall process. This report, consisting of a detailed description of the process as well as the Oversight Committee’s findings, will be released
Finance MEC Ivan Meyer underlined this during his presentation of the recent 2019/2020 provincial budget in the provincial legislature. Meyer reiterated that is a budget for growth, job creation, safety, basic service, for the youth, infrastructure and to deal with good governance. The 2019 provincial budget tabled in the Western Cape legislature is a budget for citizens’ impact because it must make the difference in the life of people. The total budget expenditure amounts to R67.14 billion of which health takes the biggest chunk of R78.552 billion, with education allocated a massive amount of R75.251 billion, community safety allocated R1.167 billion and job creation getting R1.607 billion. “The Atlantis SEZ is a project the Western Cape premier started many years ago in terms of the revitalization of Atlantis. The SEZ will continue to attract to manufacturing and servicing companies in the green economy. For this reason, R96 562 million is allocated towards for the manufacturing of green technology and related services. This is a massive investment in the economy. “R156 million is allocated
were encouraged to submit their responses from an informed position, once the final elections are concluded and the report has been released. Community members or organisations with questions, are welcome to contact the GreenCape SEZ team for additional information. Contact 021 577 2719/1034 or firstname.lastname@example.org
WINTER READINESS towards the Saldanha IDZ that will continue as a driver of the project in gas and engineering sector in the west coast. The Saldanha Bay IDZ support group and managerial steering committee will further coordinate enterprise development, education, skills development and infrastructure and other social services,” Meyer explained. Touching on the sad state affairs of Eskom he added their analysis show the next five there is a risk of load shedding. To mitigate the Eskom associated problems, energy security is therefore critical, he said. “Prioritising the budget to deal with energy securities is crucial. The green economy of the Atlantis SEZ and oil and gas in Saldanha are very important strategies to deal with the energy security matters,” Meyer concluded.
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The City of Cape Town recognises the plight of street people, especially during the cold, winter months. Our efforts focus on responding to the needs of street people and offering assistance in an attempt to reduce the number of people living on the streets. By collaborating with non-governmental organisations (NGOs), non-profit organisations (NPOs) and public benefit organisations (PBOs) we aim to increase available resources, allowing more people to benefit from shelter provided during this time. We intend to provide street people with mattress space during the winter period from 1 May to 30 September 2019. The space is temporary and organisations involved are not required to provide any permanent accommodation thereafter. If your organisation meets the criteria, the City will provide EPWP workers to assist with the cooking, cleaning, groceries, toiletries, mattresses and bedding. The City will visit each facility to determine whether the population certificate is in order and the premises meet the requirements to accommodate the additional persons. Application forms are available at www.capetown.gov.za/readyforwinter. Please submit completed application forms to email@example.com or deliver by hand to Social Development and Early Childhood Development, 29A Strand Concourse, corner of Strand and Adderley streets, Cape Town, by 5 April 2019.
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Section 26(4) of the NNR Act states that “The holder of a nuclear installation license must establish a public safety information forum as prescribed in order to inform the persons living in the municipal area in respect of which an emergency plan has been established on nuclear safety and radiation safety matters.” What is the Public Safety Information Forum (PSIF)? The PSIF is a meeting which takes place four times a year. It is used as a platform for residents within the municipal boundary of Koeberg Nuclear Power Station to enquire about and receive nuclear safety related information from the facility.
A o r e d e r Which topics are discussed? e d The forum will address any topic that the members t feel could impact their health, environment, and safety from a nuclear emergency preparedness point of view. Who should attend? All persons living within the municipal area around Koeberg, all affected and interested organisations or parties, and any other persons concerned about their health and safety from a nuclear and radiation safety point of view are welcome to attend the forum. Persons wishing to attend are requested to register as a member. How do I register? Kindly email your details, i.e. full name, contact number, organisation (if applicable) or indicate whether you are a resident, to JoshuaD@eskom.co.za or contact tel. +27 21 550 4238. When are the PSIF meetings held? Dates for the meetings are published in the annual Koeberg Emergency Plan Calendar, which residents around the station would have received in January 2019. The PSIF meeting dates for this year are: • Thursday, 27 June 2019 • Thursday, 26 September 2019; and • Thursday, 28 November 2019. Who to talk to For more information, contact Lewis Phidza, Koeberg Stakeholder Management Manager, at tel. +27 21 550 5758 or send an email to PhidzaNL@eskom.co.za. Alternatively contact Debbie Joshua at tel. +27 21 550 4238 or send an email to JoshuaD@eskom.co.za. Should you not have received a Koeberg Emergency Plan Calendar and are a resident in the 16km radius of the station (Urgent Protective Action Zone), please contact the Koeberg Stakeholder Management Department at tel. +27 21 550 5227.
Catching up with 'The Movement'
Moedertaal-dag vieringe goed ondersteun VINCENT CRUYWAGEN
nternasionale Moedertaal-dag vieringe wat onlangs aangebied is deur die AKTV se Atlantis tak, het alle verwagtinge oortref en beslis ’n merk agtergelaat.
he Movement is where, on a Friday night, more than 200 young people from Atlantis and Mamre gather in fellowship at the Beacon Hill Breakthrough Kingdom Community.
their first meal for the day. "Our goal is to keep these kids off the streets. We provide them with meals, entertainment and share the Word of God with them." According to John, the program varies each week. "After having something to eat, we have praise and worship sessions followed by some form of entertainment. We also create a platform for local artists to come and share their talent with us,” he says. Most youngsters arrive on foot, and transport is arranged to see that everyone gets home safely. At the end of the night, a crowd formed a circle and cheering while music played in the background. On closer inspection, it turned out some of the youngsters were still in high spirits. John laughs and explained: "Oh, they're still waiting on their taxi, so now they're using this time to show off some dance moves."
The initiative kicked off just over 18 months ago when Youth Pastors, John and Alvina Adams, received guidance and training on how to reach out and minister to young people from outside their congregation. Alvina says the initiative aims to draw kids away from gangsterism. "We currently have youngsters from 13 years and up, but we are open to all ages. Children are now being lured into crime from young as 7 years old, so if we can attract or interest them first, we could beat gangsterism." She said their home cell groups prepare food for 350 to 400 people each week, and that for some children, it would be
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Lieschen wil net beste lewer CLYDE ADAMS-VISTER ieschen Roberts, ’n graad ses leerder by Mamre Primêr, is in die Wes-Kaap Atletiekspan (WPA) opgeneem en het op 16 en 17 Maart aan die Suid-Afrikaanse Kampioenskappe in Gauteng deelgeneem.
Lieschen is `n sportiewe meisie en neem reeds van graad een af deel aan atletiek en van graad drie af speel sy ook netbal. Van graad vier af behaal sy al die Distrik Noord Kampioenskappe, en met harde werk en deursettingsvermoë neem sy hierdie jaar deel in die Suid-Afrikaanse Kampioenskappe. Verlede jaar het Lieschen by Velocity Atlekiek-klub in Atlantis aangesluit en net beter geword op die veld. Sy het ook laasjaar die Westelike Provinsie-span deur die klub behaal in die Little Athletics Championship. Dieselfde jaar het Lieschen ook deelgeneem aan die inter-provinsiale Kampioenskappe in Port Elizabeth, waar sy die WPA verteenwoordig het. Daar het sy goud in 80m en 100m gewerf. Liechen doen ook reeds van nege jaar oud verspring en het hierdie jaar in daardie kode ook uitgeblink. In graad vier as netbalspeler van die jaar by Mamre Primêr aangewys. Akademies doen sy baie goed en loop elke jaar met paar diplomas weg by die skool se diplomaplegtigheid.
Talented soccer trio off to USA
Westelike Provinsie Kampioenskappe waar sy vierde geeindig het in die 100m en 150m, maar uitgeval het in verspring waar sy vyfde geeindig het. By dieselfde geleentheid het sy egter goud gekry vir aflos. By die Wes Kaapse Kampioenskappe het sy weer vierde geeindig in die 100m en 150m en silwer gewerf by die aflos. “Toe ek by die klub aansluit het ek besef hoe baie ek die atletiekbaan geniet. Dit hou my gedissiplineerd en dit leer my baie oor selfvertroue. My doelwit is om die beste in my oudersdomsgroep te wees en net my beste te lewer in alles,” vertel sy.
Lieschen se pad na die Suid-Afrikaanse Kampioenskappe het begin toe sy goud gekry het by die Atlantis Champs of Champs in die 100m en 150m. Daar het sy ook goud gekry in verspring. By die District Schools Championship het sy brons vir die 100m gekry, silwer vir die 150m, brons vir verspring en silwer vir aflos. Daarna het sy gevorder na die
DAVID ROSSOUW hree young talented football players from Atlantis were recently selected to tour with the Ikapa United Football Club to the USA. From 14 to 21 April they will participate in the biggest International Youth Football Youth Tournament in Dallas, USA.
It is believed that some of soccer’s greats, like David Beckham, Wayne Rooney, Landon Donovan, and Chicharito have all taken part in the week-long tournament. For these three dynamic youngsters – Cole Seherie, Raul van Graan and CJ van Zyl ¬ it would also mean becoming part of this elite group of players. This is a development project, which does
Webb Ellis Cup tours Cape Town DAVID ROSSOUW ith the official start of 2019 Super Rugby season start in mid-February for the Southern hemisphere rugby teams, the greatest prize in Rugby, the Rugby World Cup, or Webb Ellis Cup (pictured on top of this page), arrived in South Africa as part of its world tour. Fans across South Africa had the opportunity to visit the various venues where the trophy was on display, to pose for photographs with the Webb Ellis Cup.
Impact News was also invited by SA Rugby, to visit the Springbok Experience Rugby Museum at the V&A Waterfront on Thursday, 21 February to view and took a couple of pictures of the Cup. On Friday 22 February, fans had the opportunity to be photographed with former Springboks Jean de Villiers and Breyton Paulse at the Danie Craven Stadium. The Rugby World Cup will be hosted by the Japan Rugby Union, from 20 September to 2 October 2019. The Springboks, two times world champions, which is in same group with the defending World champions, the All Blacks will open this spectacular event on 21 September against them in Yokohama.
Other SA games include: • Saturday 21/09, vs New Zealand • Saturday 28/09, vs Namibia • Friday 04/10, vs Italy • Tuesday 08/10 vs Canada
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not only entails playing soccer, but also affords the players the opportunity to form part of a diversity program (i.e. visiting schools to interact with learners and attending cultural events). Over 180 teams from all over the world will participate in this annual tournament. The project does not have a sponsor, so the parents and organising committee arranged for the majority of the funding through fundraising and personal contributions. For more information please contact Richard van der Poole on 071 965 7512, or on email firstname.lastname@example.org
Impact News - Mid March 2019 Edition Another jam-packed edition of your only locally-owned publications, covering Atlantis, Mamre, Duynef...
Published on Mar 19, 2019
Impact News - Mid March 2019 Edition Another jam-packed edition of your only locally-owned publications, covering Atlantis, Mamre, Duynef...