World Surfing Reserves Q and A meeting
The Jeffreys Bay Residents and Ratepayers Association will be holding a Q and A meeting regarding having Jeffreys Bay declared a World Surfing Reserve.
Members of the public and interested groups will have the opportunity to ask questions and also
to raise any objections that there may be.
Nik Strong Cvetich, the Executive Director of Save the Whales coalition will be available to answer any questions anyone may have regarding World Surfing Reserves.
Place : Jeffreys Bay Methodist Church
Date : Saturday 20th of August
Time : 10am
Jeffreys Bay Residents and Ratepayers Association
Agenda for the Annual General Meeting of 2016
Date : Thursday 31st March 2016
Venue: The Methodist Church ( Da Gama rd )
Time : 18h30
Chairman : Vincent Mccarthy
Secretary : Garth Ford
1. A need for new members and committee members
There is a great need for new members of the JBRA , and especially new committee members for the JBRA Committee which is under too much pressure with so few committee members .
2. A change for Jeffreys Bay in 2016 . The DA .
We look forward to better service delivery and management when the DA wins Kouga this year.
3. Town planning for Thyspunt and in any event .
We face many challenges with the advent of Thyspunt developments .
4. Looking after our coastline . World Surfing Reserves.
We would like to have the Jeffreys Bay surfing break around Supertubes declared a World Surfing Reserve.
5. Annual Events for Jeffreys Bay .
Thank you to the sponsors and participants of our Inaugural Annual Potjie Competition Fundraiser.
It is bound to get better every year.
Possible Motorbike Rally in the future.
Planned Beer Fest for September / October
6. Facebook page for lost pets and animal welfare
A facebook page has been started for lost pets. Thank you Carine White.
7. Garden Route Biosphere Reserve
We would like to include our natural areas in the Garden Route Biosphere Reserve initiative that is gaining momentum.
To approve a Letter of Support for the GRBR initiative .
8. Umbrella Car Guard Association for Jeffreys Bay
Our car guards need to be properly registered with name ID tag and photograph.
9. More Police needed per quota of population.
Our Police Station is understaffed and underequipped for the quota of our population ( statistics which are inaccurate) .
10. Victor Felton on paid suspension for too long ( should only be 3 months )
Eddie Oosthuizen having to take over his workload.
11. Electing new committee members
Meeting with Kouga Municipality to address the March for 100 reasons Petition ( 20/08/2015 )
The meeting had to be re scheduled a two hours later and was cut short as the Mr Fadi and Mr Oosthuizen had to attend a meeting with St Francis Bay Residents Association.
It was decided we should at least make a start and address some issues and make some progress . The JBRA encouraged a solution based approach to our problems by suggesting alternative solutions to existing problems as apposed to just complaining about them.
We managed to cover the first 20 issues as well as urgent prominent issues like pot holes . It was emphasised by JBRA that our roads need to be permanently and properly re surfaced instead of just keeping on fixing pot holes that constantly reform and that the amount allocated to fix roads in the whole of Kouga is only R3.8 million which the JBRA insists is totally inadequate for the whole of Kouga and needs to be addressed and increased at the next budget meeting that will be held at the end of this month. Garth Ford suggested that they fix the immediate worst pot holes and then most importantly also allocate extra funds at the next budget meeting to have the worst sections permanently re surfaced on an ongoing weekly/monthly basis so that all of the worst sections are eventually properly resurfaced for a permanent repair. Also the amount of vehicles needed to fix pot holes needs to be increased with fewer but more active workers per team/vehicle.
The JBRA thanked the KM for the improvements to the Wavecrest water purification plant as Wavecrest now has perfectly good drinking water at last which has been tested and it has been established to be satisfactory. The results of the water tests will also be made available for public scrutiny.
The KM said that the Wavecrest water purification plant now has properly trained permanent staff and has been properly fenced. The new filtration system is a great improvement and KM will be expanding on this in due course . It was also established that money owing to P.E. for water has now been paid up.
Garth Ford stressed that the old ailing asbestos water mains that keep leaking such as in Waterkant street need to be replaced instead of just constantly fixing ongoing leaks at ongoing costs.
Also the valve systems needs to be properly investigated and upgraded for efficiency .
The Chairman of JBRA thanked the KM for starting to address the upgrading of the sewerage pump stations and we look forward to development improvements in this regard . The Chairman of JBRA who is qualified in this field gave sound advice while emphasizing that these stations should be developed more sensibly and efficiently and at a lower cost thus saving money. The Chairman of JBRA who is also in charge of street lights for Ward 8 said that these are being monitored by him and are being repaired but emphasized that longer lasting LED lights would use less electricity and last longer.
Need for more steel drum dustbins around town that need to be regularly emptied was emphasised .
It was established that KM will soon begin installing water borne sewerage systems for some areas .
To view the full list of 100 reasons for the Petition with the KM response and also the JBRA response to the KM response please visit the JBRA website at www.jbayra.com
Successful Meeting held with the Kouga Municipality on the March for 100 Reasons Petition
IMPORTANT : To register and receive your Municipal accounts by e mail and monitor them online ~
Please note that in order to be registered online with the Kouga Municipality accounts department so that you can receive your account by e mail and monitor them online , you have to go into the Municipal offices and speak to Trevor Goulding at accounts . You will receive an access key , create a password and then you are all set to go . No more accounts in the post ! This also saves paper and postage .
Meeting with the Kouga Municipality on the March for 100 Reasons Petition
Ward 8 Committee Profiles and contact numbers
1. ~ Water , quality etc...
Ludwig Vorster ( DA )
Call : 079 563 9076
E mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
2. ~ Street Lights
Vincent Mccarthy ( JBRA Chairman )
Call : 083 707 7608
E mail : email@example.com
4. ~ Overgrown Plots
Call : 083 353 1714
E mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
5. ~ Water leaks and sewerage leaks
Call : 042 296 1659
6. ~ Taxi's and roadway traffic
Call : 084 290 1600
E mail : email@example.com
7. ~ Sports and Recreation ~
Call: 082 460 3347
E mail : firstname.lastname@example.org ?
8. ~ Natural Areas , Parks and Recreation
Call : 078 234 9791
E mail : email@example.com
Wyk 8 Komitee aanwysings en kontak nommers
1. ~ Water , kwaliteit ens...
Ludwig Vorster ( DA )
Call : 079 563 9076
E mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
2. ~ Straat Ligte
Vincent Mccarthy ( JBRA Chairman )
Call : 083 707 7608
E mail : email@example.com
4. ~ Toegegroiede Erve
Call : 083 353 1714
E mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
5. ~ Water lekkasies en riool lekkasies
Call : 042 296 1659
6. ~ Taxi's pad verkeer
Call : 084 290 1600
E mail : email@example.com
7. ~ Sports en Ontspanning ~
Call: 082 460 3347
E mail : firstname.lastname@example.org ?
8. ~ Natuur Gebiede , Parke en Ontspanning
Call : 078 234 9791
E mail : email@example.com
Here are some Important contact numbers for Kouga Municipality to report problems and issues
Water leaks , sewerage spills : Lulu 042 200 2235
Street light/electricity boxes : Bubu 042 200 2233
Overgrown erfs : Nomvula 073 086 4574 / 042 200 8302
Potholes : Lulu 042 200 2235
Public open spaces : Ido Madatt 073 085 1872 / 042 200 2238
Traffic : Randall Prinsloo 081 043 0742
Safety and Security : Adam Fleur 073 014 2660
Please also report any major or unsolved issues to the JBRA as well .
Thank you .
JBRA Newsletter June 2015
The new Jeffreys Bay Residents and Ratepayers Association would like to
welcome you to our first Newsletter for 2015 .
The new Committee is well on track with some interesting improvements . Please enjoy .
New Members and Committee Members needed for JBRA
The JBRA is desperately looking for new members and especially new committee members .
Residents do not always realise that the JBRA is busy looking after the interests of the Residents and Ratepayers . We work very hard on a voluntary basis sacrificing our personal time and effort to ensure that your / our interests are looked after and attended to .
We are in particular need of someone who can manage and upgrade our website on a voluntary basis . This will not require much time or effort .
We will offer you free advertising on our website for your efforts !
The JBRA Committee meets monthly to discuss and address all of our issues to ensure the proper development of our Town .
The more Committee Members that we have the less workload there will be
for us and we will be able to achieve much more .
We would like to encourage Business membership , advertising and sponsorship to have a mutually beneficial relationship . We look after the community and businesses that keep the town afloat .
March for 100 reasons Petition Committee follow up
The JBRA is following up on the March for 100 reasons Petition and has met with the Petition Committee on Tuesday the 23rd of June to discuss and ensure that these issues are attended to .
We will be having monthly meetings with KM and quarterly meetings with the Petition Committee
from Bisho to follow up on all of these issues to make sure that they are properly and permanently addressed . We are looking for a real change for the better . And to ensure this .
Annual April Festival for Jeffreys Bay
Among other initiatives we would like to encourage the establishment of a permanent Annual April Festival for Jeffreys Bay and call on all residents to become involved with developing and promoting this , creating arts and crafts stalls , activities stalls ( hit the cans with a tennis ball and win a teddy bear etc... ) , food stalls or any other way to enhance and grow to develop an permanent Annual Festival in April .
A sort of re organised and re invented Shell Festival that grows a little bit every year .
From big events such as live music or even theater to s simple stall that sells locally made arts and crafts
or we could host a major arts and products fair . Or just pancakes .
We are tired of cell phone cover shops , T Shirts , knives and belts and sunglasses etc…. Let us create something different and meaningful .
A permanent Annual Festival . For Summer .
Please contact us if you are interested in being involved in any of the above .
With Kouga Municipality co operation we can make this work and develop well and safely .
Ward Meetings and IDP
We would also like to encourage Residents to join their Ward Committee or attend their Ward meetings to have their say . Ward 8 is very active with a full committee and Ward 3 and 11 needing more participation. Ward 8 committee members currently receive remuneration for petrol and other costs.
The other wards are also due to follow suite as they develop and become more active .
These are the official channels offered to us by KM . We can achieve much through public participation .
World Surfing Reserves initiative
Our World Surfing Reserves presentation meeting was very well attended and went very well . Thank you to the highly qualified Honorary Professor Andy Short for his presentation . A Local Committee is to be formed including representatives from Kouga Municipality , JBU, JBRA , and NMMU to assimilate our submissions to World Surfing Reserves . The whole process will take up to one year .
So... hold thumbs please.
Nothing major will change except that these areas will be given recognition and will be better managed and conserved with local involvement and participation. We would also like to prevent the removal of reef life from the rocks along Supertubes to Kabeljauws so that the reef can recover properly and re establish itself for permanent growth and perpetuity. Fishing from the shore will actually improve !
The JBRA will be actively involved in the process of having Jeffreys Bay shores from Secrets / Magnatubes to Albatross ( about 1 mile ) declared a World Surfing Reserve in conjunction with the JBU , Supertubes Surfing Foundation and Nelson Mandela Bay University and Kouga Municipality .
The area of influence and reserve would also possibly also be extended to include the areas of the Kabeljauws estuary and Nature Reserve including all of our dune and beach areas up to main beach and Kitchen Windows . . The World Surfing Reserves generally extend up to 400m out to sea and includes the undeveloped natural areas of the adjoining natural indigenous
shore areas ( beach and dune areas ) .
Kwela Town of the Year
Jeffreys Bay is also one of the finalists for the Kwela Town of the Year competition with an award of
R1 million to the winner . Please vote for Jeffreys Bay via sms , it will be a big boost for the town .
Jeffreysbaai se Dorp van die Jaar makietie word op Saterdag, 4 Julie 2015 gehou. Ons beplan 'n pretdag, met kosstalletjies, vermaak en kunsstalletjies. Daar sal baie aktiwiteite wees vir die kinders, onder andere Zorb balle, die "Rocket" en die "American Express" trein.
One of the sponsors of the Dorp van die Jaar competition - Afgri - will be hosting a dog show, including a dog walk, dog and child photo shoot, puppy show as well as an agility show. More information to follow.
Bespreek vandag nog jou stalletjie - vir meer inligting, stuur 'n epos aan firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please email email@example.com to book your stall today. Food stalls at R450 each, drinks stalls at R200 each and craft stalls at R150 each.
First woman Mayor for Jeffreys Bay
The JBRA has met with the new Madam Mayor Daphne Kettledas to introduce ourselves and welcome her as Mayor . This is the first time that Kouga has a woman Mayor , let us give her the best support that she deserves . We were very impressed with her friendly positive accommodating attitude as she listened to our problems with concern . We are trying to encourage better co operation with KM . The fact that the new Mayor has opted for a cheaper vehicle indicates that she is willing to compromise to ensure that KM issues are a priority . We believe that this is an opportunity for a real change for the better . Thank you .
Our Facebook Page and Group
Most importantly please support the JBRA , we are here to help you the Resident and ensure the proper growth and development of Jeffreys Bay.
We now have a new Facebook Group ( Jeffreys Bay residents and Ratepayers Association Group )
to compliment our Facebook Page ( Jeffreys Bay Residents and Ratepayers Association ) .
Please like and follow the Facebook Group and Page . Thank you .
Younger Generation JBRA Membership and JBRA Committee support
We are looking for enthusiastic concerned residents to join the JBRA Committee and get involved in
J.Bay affairs .
We are also looking for members of the younger generations to join us as well so that our future is well represented with their interests and concerns in mind as well ~ For the Future .
We are looking for your support and would like to encourage you to become paid up members at only R100 per year . That is a small price to pay to have your interests and concerns addressed and attended to by people who are working voluntarily for your interests .
You can also become a registered unpaid member .
We urge all residents and ratepayers to make contact with the JBRA should you have any problems or opinions to voice . Please make contact and come and talk to us before criticizing our efforts so that we can make a positive difference together.
Contact numbers to report illegal removal of Reef Life from our shores
Important numbers to report transgressors of removal of reef life in Jeffreys Bay coastline indiscriminately or without a licence .
ELVIS on 073 075 1413
Queen on 073 078 6924
We wish you all the best of success and prosperity for 2015 and beyond.
Jeffreys Baai Inwooners en Belastingbetaalers Vereeneging ( JBIV )
Nuusbrief , Junie 2015
Nuwe lede en komiteelede word benodig vir JBRA
JBRA is dringend op soek na nuwe lede en veral nuwe komiteelede.
Inwoners besef nie altyd dat die JBRA besig is om na die belange van die inwoners en belastingbetalers om te sien. JBRA komiteelede werk baie hard, op 'n vrywillige basis en in hulle persoonlike tyd, om te verseker dat daar na al die inwoners en belastingbetalers van Jeffreysbaai se belange omgesien word.
JBRA is in die besonder op soek na iemand wat op 'n vrywillige basis kan help om ons webwerf op te gradeer en te bestuur. Dit sal nie veel tyd of moeite verg nie. In ruil daarvoor kan die betrokke persoon gratis adverteer op ons webwerf vir sy/haar moeite.
Die JBRA Komitee vergader maandeliks om probleme wat onder ons aandag gebring is te bespreek en aan te spreek om sodoende die behoorlike ontwikkeling van ons dorp te verseker. Hoe meer komiteelede JBRA dus het hoe minder sal die werklas wees vir die bestaande JBRA komiteelede en hoe meer sal JBRA in staat wees om te bereik.
Opvolg van die "March for 100 Reasons" Petisie
JBRA volg op, op die "March for 100 Reasons" Petisie en het op die 23ste Junie 2015 met die Petisie Komitee van Bisho en die verteenwoordigers van Kouga Munisipaliteit (KM)) vergader om die knelpunte in die petisie te bespreek en te verseker dat die aangeleenthede wat aangespreek word in die petisie aandag geniet en opgelos word.
JBRA sal maandelikse vergaderings met die verteenwoordigers van KM hou en kwartaallikse vergaderings met die Petisie Komitee van Bisho hou om op te volg op al die knelpunte wat vermeld word in die "100 Reasons" Petisie en om te verseker dat die knelpunte behoorlik en permanent aangespreek word.
Jaarlikse April Fees vir Jeffreysbaai
Onder ander inisiatiewe wil JBRA graag die vestiging van 'n permanente Jaarlikse April Fees vir Jeffreysbaai bewerkstellig en 'n beroep gedoen op alle inwoners /sakegemeenskap van Jeffreysbaai om betrokke te raak by die ontwikkeling en bevordering van hierdie April Fees, en wel in die volgende opsigte; die skep van kuns en naaldwerk stalletjies, aktiwiteite stalletjies (gooi al die blikkies raak met 'n tennisbal en wen 'n teddiebeer, tombola, ens ...), kos stalletjies of op enige ander manier om die fees te verbeter, te laat groei en te laat ontwikkel tot 'n permanente jaarlikse fees in April.
Kontak ons asseblief indien u belangstel om by enige van die bogenoemde betrokke te raak of enige voorstelle het.
Wyksvergaderings en Integrated Development Plan Vergaderings
Ons wil graag inwoners aanmoedig om by hul wykskomitees aan te sluit of ten minste die wyksvergaderings by te woon om sodoende 'n geleentheid te hê om hul sê te sê. Wyk 8 is ‘n baie aktiewe Wyk en het 'n vol Wykskomitee. Wyk 3 en Wyk 11 is nie so suksesvol nie en het meer deelname nodig. Lede van Wyk 8 se komitee ontvang tans vergoeding vir petrol en ander koste. Die ander wyke sal ook laasgenoemde kan doen soos wat hulle ontwikkel en meer mense aktief betrokke raak by die wyksvergaderings en hulle wykskomitees.
Hierdie is die amptelike kanale wat deur KM aan ons gebied word om ons griewe aan hulle te rig. Ons kan baie bereik deur openbare deelname.
"World Surfing Reserve" Inisiatief
Ons "World Surfing Reserve" bekendstellings vergadering was baie goed bygewoon en het baie goed afgeloop. Baie dankie aan die hoogs gekwalifiseerde Ereprofessor Andy Short vir sy aanbieding.
'n Plaaslike komitee sal gestig word wat verteenwoordigers sal insluit van Kouga Munisipaliteit, JBU, JBRA, Supertubes Surfing Foundation en NMMU om te werk aan die voorlegging aan die "World Surfing Reserves" om Jeffreysbaai ‘n “World Surfing Reserve” te laat verklaar. Die hele proses sal ongeveer een jaar duur.
So ... hou duim vas asseblief.
Geen groot veranderinge sal plaasvind nie, behalwe dat hierdie areas erkenning sal geniet en beter bestuur en bewaar sal word deur middel van plaaslike betrokkenheid en deelname.Ons wil graag die verwydering van die rif lewe op die rotse vanaf Supertubes tot by Kabeljauws verhoed sodat die rif behoorlik kan herstel en weer homself kan vestig vir permanente groei om bewaar te word vir die nageslag. Visvang vanaf die strand sal dan ook verbeter.
JBRA sal, in samewerking met die verteenwoordigers van KM, JBU, Supertubes Surfing Foundation en Nelson Mandela Bay Universiteit, aktief betrokke wees in die proses om Jeffreysbaai se strandfront vanaf "Secrets/Magnatubes” tot by “Albatross" (ongeveer 2km) as 'n "World Surfing Reserve" verklaar te kry. Die betrokke gebied en bewaringsarea moet ook uitgebrei word om die gebiede vanaf die Kabeljauwsriviermond en -reservaat asook ons duine en strand gebiede tot en met die hoof strand in te sluit. Die "World Surfing Reserve" strek tot en met 500m seewaards en sluit die onontwikkelde natuurlike gebiede van die aangrensende strand gebiede (strand en duin gebiede) in.
Kwela Dorp van die Jaar
Jeffreysbaai is ook een van die finaliste vir die “Kwêla Dorp van die Jaar-kompetisie” met 'n toekenning van R1miljoen se advertensie reklame op TV aan die wenner.
Stem asseblief vir Jeffreysbaai via sms, dit sal 'n groot hupstoot vir die dorp wees.
Jeffreysbaai se Dorp van die Jaar makietie woord op Saterdag 4 Julie 2015 by Mentorskraal gehou. Ons beplan 'n pretdag met kosstalletjies, vermaak en kunsstalletjies. Daar sal baie aktiwiteite wees vir die kinders, onder andere, Zorb balle, die "Rocket" en die "American Express" trein.
Een van die borge van die “Dorp van die Jaar-kompetisie” - Afgri - bied 'n hondeskou aan, wat sal insluit 'n honde pretstap, hond en kind fotosessie, klein hondjie kompetisie sowel as 'n behendigheid vertooning. Meer inligting hieroor volg.
Bespreek vandag nog jou stalletjie - vir meer inligting, stuur 'n e-pos aan firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stuur asseblief ‘n e-pos aan email@example.com om jou stalletjie te bespreek. Kosstalletjies teen R450 elk, koeldrankstalletjies teen R200 elk en handwerkstalletjies teen R150 elk, ens.
Eerste Vroue Burgemeester vir Jeffreysbaai
JBRA het die voorreg gehad om die nuwe Mevrou Burgemeester Daphne Kettledas ontmoet. Dit is die eerste keer dat Kouga 'n vroue burgemeester het, kom ons gee haar die ondersteuning wat sy nodig het. Ons was baie beïndruk met haar vriendelike, positiewe en akkommoderende houding toe sy ons probleme, met kommer, aangehoor het. Ons probeer om beter samewerking met KM aan te moedig. Die feit dat die nuwe burgemeester 'n goedkoper voertuig as ampsvoertuig gekies het, bewys dat sy bereid is om te kompromitteer om te verseker dat KM kwessies prioriteit geniet. Ons glo dat hierdie optrede 'n geleentheid is vir 'n verandering vir die beste.
Ons “Facebook Page” en “Facebook Group”
Ondersteun asseblief vir JBRA, ons is hier om jou, die inwoner en belastingbetaler, te help en om te verseker dat Jeffreysbaai behoorlik groei en ontwikkeling in 'n dorp waarop ons almal kan trots wees.
Ons het ook nou 'n nuwe “Facebook” Groep bekend as “Jeffreys Bay Residents and Ratepayers Association Group” om ons “Facebook” blad bekend as “Jeffreys Bay Residents and Ratepayers Association” te komplimenteer.
Sluit asseblief aan by ons “Facebook” groep en "like" ons “Facebook” blad om die nuutse JBRA nuus te ontvang.
JBRA Lidmaatskap en JBRA Komiteelede
Ons is op soek na entoesiastiese en besorgde inwoners om by die JBRA Komitee aan te sluit en betrokke te raak by Jeffreysbaai sake.
Ons is ook op soek na lede van die jonger generasies om by die JBRA komitee aan te sluit om sodoende te verseker dat hulle belange en bekommernisse ook in gedagte gehou word waar ons die toekoms van Jeffreysbaai beplan en op die hart dra.
Ons versoek dat u ons asseblief sal ondersteun en moedig u aan om 'n betaalde lid van JBRA te word teen slegs R100 per jaar. Dit is 'n klein bedraggie om te betaal om te verseker dat u belange en bekommernisse deur mense, wat vrywillig werk, beskerm word. U kan selfs 'n geregistreerde onbetaalde lid word. Vir meer navrae kontak ons gerus op ons “Facebook” blad of groep.
Ons moedig alle Inwoners en Belastingbetalers om kontak met die JBRA te maak indien u enige probleme of menings het. Maak asseblief kontak met ons , en kom gesels met ons voor jy ons pogings kritiseer , dan kan ons saam 'n positiewe verskil maak . Dankie .
Kontak nommers om onwettige verwydering van Rif lewe verslag te le
Belangrike kontak nommers om verslag te le van oortreders wat sonder ‘n lisensie Rif Lewe op
Jeffreysbaai se kuslyn verwyder. .
ELVIS op 073 075 1413
Queen op 073 078 6924
Ons wens almal ‘n suksesvolle en voorspoedige jaar
vir 2015 en vir die toekoms daarna .
Committee members for 2015 are as follows :
* Vincent Mccarthy is confirmed as Chairman ( also Festival promotion , Surf Heritage and Lights and Electricity )
* Garth Ford confirmed as Secretary ( also Festival promotion , Surf Heritage and Natural Areas Conservation and development )
* Francois Pretorius
* Johrita Pretorius
* Elaine Oosthuisen confirmed as Media spokesperson , Festival promotion and Tourism
* Chris de Vos ( Kwela Town of the Year )
in the NOTE' s section of this web page
Jeffreys Bay Residents and Ratepayers Association Agenda for AGM
To be held at the Global Leadership Academy in the Equinox Mall on the 25th February 2015 at 18hoo.
2. Welcome by Chairman.
a) Appreciation of Petition and March organizers.
b) Confirmation of quorum.
c) Acceptance of previous minutes.
3. Reports by Chairman
a) Annual Report . b) Financial Report
4. Challenges for the Committee for 2015
a) Manage the Petition of 100 Issues.
b) Identify the urgent and serious Issues as Projects
5. Projects to consider
a) Networking of Residents & Ratepayers Associations in neighboring Kouga regions.
b) Removal of Alien overgrowth, open plots etc. to improve security and reduce fire hazards .
6. Presentation on the Participation and Responsibility of Residents.
* Presentation by Nico Malan Headmaster .
* Input from Gerhardt Fouche’ , organiser of the March for 100 Reasons and new Committee member .
* Talk by Bryan Dludlu on starting energy conservation and self-sufficiency initiatives .
7. Confirmation of the Constitution
8. Election of New Committee Members
a) Management & Support
i) Chairman . ii) Vice Chairman . iii) Secretary . iv) Admin & Finance . v) Media . vi) Web Manager & Social Mediab) Ward representatives
b) Ward based portfolio members
i) Ward 3 . ii) Ward 8 . iii) Ward 11
c) Project Managers
i) Water & sewerage . ii) Environment . iii) Infrastructure . iv) Energy . v) Safety & Security
9. General - Last questions, recommendations and comments from the floor
Next General Meeting to be announced .
Residents and Ratepayers March for 100 Reasons
1. Poor maintenance and development of electrical infrastructure . Damage to foodstuffs and electrical appliances during long outages
2. Meter readings are not consistently monitored and not managed properly
3. Inadequate street lighting in many areas especially St Francis
4. Pre paid meter Admin Fee should not apply
5. Illegal connections not disconnected
6. Non removal of fallen trees and foliage
7. Dustbins not serviced in the Central business District and Beaches , not enough dustbins in other areas . Areas like Pellsrus have none .
8. There is no Garden Refuse Dumping site in town wasting fuel in tough economic times making it difficult to eradicate alien overgrowth thus increasing risk of fires and crime
9. There is no General Refuse Dump site in town wasting fuel in tough economic times and causing people to dump anywhere thus further degrading the town
10. Pick up litter not only in tourist areas . More dustbins and refuse control in township areas
11. No proper budgeting for water infrastructure maintenance. Money still owing for P.E. water
12. Old water mains pipes need to be replaced, not just constantly repaired at huge ongoing costs
13. Excessive wastage of water from burst pipes and through bleeding from fire hydrants
14. Residents have to constantly replace geysers and elements at ongoing extra costs because of dirty water with excessive Manganese .
15. Linen and clothes are permanently stained and ruined by brown water with Manganese . This cost should be refunded by the Municipality
16. Water unhealthy to drink because of excess Manganese . There is not enough permanent Technical staff at the water purification plant and the permanent and non permanent staff is not properly trained on using chemicals and equipment .
They are also not working on a 24 hour cycle and therefore do not manage the Plant effectively . Equipment is not maintained and utilised properly and are out of order continuously . The water purification plant are not funded properly and not monitored by management in order to ensure healthy drinking water . This can not be ignored any longer because of excess Manganese . This situation needs to treated as an emergency situation and is not negotiable any longer .
17. Technical staff at water purification plant are not properly trained or absent from duties and do not manage the plant on a 24 hour cycle
18 . Water facilitation and management in townships is inadequate
19. Water tests are never made public or revealed. How safe is our drinking water really ?? According to available reports , the water with Manganese can not be consumed and it can not be boiled . Children and older people need to drink water that is bought . Allot of residents can not afford to buy water daily .
Dr. Steynberg who did one of the Reports for the Department of Water Affairs said that : As soon as the water is brown it is unhealthy .
20. No Plans , delay of plans for , or non implementation of water borne sewerage in many areas
21. Sewerage spills at public toilets in Season and all of town the whole year
22. Sewerage running into public areas , sea and beach and lagoon at Kabeljouws and Main Beach
23. Poor reactive maintenance of pump stations
24. No back up generators for peak periods or load shedding effects like December
25. Sewerage in public areas must be treated as an emergency situation and must be acted on immediately
26. No properly trained permanent local staff at sewerage reticulation plant
27 . Not enough ablution facilities on different beach areas and not properly managed. We do not look after tourists who are on Holiday!
28. Backlog in mobile sewerage removal . Not enough trucks . Drivers must be bribed to act
29. Proper sewerage and sanitation facilities in the townships is a major problem
And is not being addressed properly or not at all .
30 . Traffic Department in Humansdorp has not paid R21 million plus 3 million interest per month owing to E Natis
31. Increase of salaries are not performance based which leads to low standards and low service delivery levels
Kouga Municipality Service and Staff
32. Why is tourism not a priority ?
33. Outsourcing should be focused on locals as a priority
34. Kouga Management does not live in the local area and therefor do not experience the problems in town first hand .
35. Selective pick up of refuse . Also they leave a mess
36. Lack of By Law Enforcement
37. Lack of Traffic Officials at Peak Times
38. Lack of forward planning for maintenance and service delivery
39. Staff attitude is negative . No performance management system , therefore no performance
40. Staff leave in December is not managed properly. Emergency staff should not be able to go on leave. Traffic personnel should be on duty every day during holiday periods
41. Employees do not keep to working hours. No supervision and disciplinary procedures.
42. Low standards and slow reactive action are acceptable for employees. Reason no supervision and management, no established work standards and no performance management. Residents will not accept this. Proactive planning and action is essential.
43. Kouga employees have no work pride. Reason can be unclear or no job specifications and job standards. Example : Robot that was fixed in December but flashed yellow and green at the same time.
44. Role and Functions of Councilors are not clear to the community.
45. Procedures and processes for reporting of problems by residents are not acted upon . Reference numbers in order to monitor solutions is essential. Feedback channels should be established.
46. No Public Participation with regard to By Law enforcement
47. The KM website , www.kouga.gov.co.za is not updated regularly enough and is outdated
48. No transparency in dealing with public matters
49. No timeous notice of meetings . Venues changed at last minute
50. No feedback on grievances and reporting on faults
51. Communication feedback by the spokesperson of the Municipality should be the truth and carefully considered. For example the KM has not apologized on the chaos in December as a result of the power failure, sewerage in public areas and appalling condition of water and the effect on the community and holidaymakers.
52. Communication with residents should immediately be given attention and communication channels like newspapers, facebook, all established institutions etc should be used to communicate continuously. This lack of communication shall not be tolerated any longer
53. Proper planning for Holiday time periods should be done in advance and residents and community leaders should give input in this regard.
54. Inaccurate Statistics of Local Population or not made public
Road Maintenance / Parking lots / Cars
55. No proper Car Guard Association . Drunk car guards . Unregistered car guards . Irritating car guards . The worst are the CBD and Beachfront , the most important areas for Tourism and Business .
56. No Heavy Duty vehicles weight management for causeway
57. Fail to maintain dirt road to R102 while causeway is in disrepair or repair
58. Short stretches of tar roads need to be re screeded , not constantly repairing potholes that constantly reform . KM does not prioritize
59. Dogwood danger dip stretch needs to be properly and permanently re screeded and fixed for 20 meters
60. Residential sidewalks are not maintained. Weeds growing or overgrown and impassable in unpaved areas . No proper pedestrian or/and cycling pavements . No maintenance of these
61. Beachfront parking areas are not maintained
62. Cattle and stray dogs are a menace and a danger
63. Pavement weeds are not removed , even in the main roads . This is the Municipality’s job
64. Roads in areas like St Francis are in a terrible state . The roads in Paradise Beach and Aston Bay are falling apart. These should be properly tarred and maintained in stretches , not just repair individual pot holes . Damage to Residents’ vehicles will not be tolerated any longer
Integrated Development Plan / Budget
65. Ineffective or outdated Integrated Development Plan documentation and implementation
66. Ineffective facilitation of Integrated Development Plan by KM staff
67. Ward Committee recommendations and proposals are not considered or acted upon
68. No effective functional committees for eg. Financial Committee
69. Public input is not recognised when compiling budget
70. Inefficient Tourism funding , implementation and promotion
71. Indigenous Fauna and Flora and natural areas not protected properly or not at all
72. No Tourism Development for entire region
73. No established Disaster Management Plan in place . What happens in an Emergency ?
Water , Sewerage , Security , Epidemic and Health Disaster Emergency !
74. Lifesavers have no shade or shelter while doing their duties
75. Mismanagement or no encouragement to Re Cycle
76. Ongoing knock on effect of poor service delivery lowers town standards
77. Political infighting is causing incongruences, apathy, mismanagement and non performance
78. Poor and ineffective Kouga Municipality management is causing social confusion , discord and disharmony . Apathy among residents and ratepayers .
79. The inadequate un enclosed sewerage pit at the new high school where the cows are drinking from the sewerage and urinating near the school . This is a serious Health hazard
80. Where is the transparency and accountability ? The Kouga Municipality is not transparent in the management of functions and are not held responsible for poor service delivery
81. Each town in Kouga has its own unique and different needs and attributes . These should be developed and maintained with the town’ s specific needs in mind and with local concerns in mind and involved for proper consideration
82. Improper utilisation of available land assets . Selling off the same to pay ill earned debts . These should be developed and utilised and not just sold off .
83. A proper well established environmental implemented plan for Jeffreys Bay and Kouga areas that deserve conserving . We live in a unique place , let us preserve and protect it properly for future generations
84. No education on local flora and fauna for schools using our natural areas for this education
85. Little or no practical promotion of Local Arts and Crafts .
86. No Credit Card or Debit Card facilities to pay Kouga Municipality accounts
87. Lack of security at beaches during the day and night
88. Improper and lagging development of informal areas . Sewerage , water , electricity , infrastructure . Creating discourse in these areas instead of developing them properly
89. Lack of proper facilities for Technical and Tertiary Education . Especially agricultural and basic technical skills ( Technical Schools , Technicons , and University ) . To create avenues for self employment , growth and development
90. Lack of improvement initiatives in underdeveloped areas such as community vegetable gardens , training in recycled goods , clean safe parks and social structure
91. Failure of disclosure of a Disaster Management Plan for in the event that the Thyspunt Nuclear Development go ahead , or if it does not go ahead . In either case , we should have a proper Disaster Management Plan in place . The public should be informed and prepared for this in either scenario . Where is the definition and transparency of the above ?
92. Inefficient regulation and conservation of electricity .
Inadequate planning , maintenance or proper development , … for the future
93. Failure to disclose plans for development and the future . Lack of transparency
for the future . To give us proper meaningful incentive for our future .
94. Accountability and transparency from our higher influences ( Bishu , Port Elizabeth) . Some indication from higher leadership of the plans for our future development and success is vertially non existent .
95. Prevention is better than cure . Preparation makes for good management .
96. Kouga is unique and must be developed for Kouga . Each town and region in Kouga is unique with its own needs and potential for development .
97. Plans on how to fix and promote out beautiful Town should be made as soon as possible. Residents should be involved in this regard. How are we going to get the Tourists back who left as a result of the chaos? They are our bread and butter
98. Procedures and processes for reporting of problems by residents are not in place at KM. Reference numbers in order to monitor solutions is essential. Feedback channels should be established. Kouga employees and officials do not react on communication of residents, for example e mails or calls .
99. Water, sewerage and Fires should be treated as emergency services. Employees in this Departments should be specialists and well trained. Sufficient employees should be employed for this important task. Training of this staff should be monitored by the community. This is not the situation currently.
100. Inefficient development , use and management of KM buildings .
Many Kouga Municipality buildings , offices and meeting venues in serious disrepair and in need of maintenance for example the Old Country Club in Humansdorp and the Newton Hall .
THE MARCH FOR 100 REASONS – FINAL ARRANGEMENTS
Programme : 6 Feb
08:00 Gates open at Bottom of Diaz st, next to the Gym
08:05-0845 :Signing of Petition.
08:45 Welcome and Briefing
09:00 March commences from Billabong Village with residents lining up towards bottom of Da Gama as well as the Road linking to Diaz towards the Beach.-650m
0930-0945 : Set up around Kouga Mun Entrance
09:45 : Hand over of Petition to Mayor of Kouga Municipality Clr Booi Koerat
10:00 : Proceedings conclude with Interviews as required.
Admin & Logistics
1. Parking : (in priority please)
a)Time Square next to Spur, from Kitchen Windows
b) Beach front area down Diaz Rd
c)Ski Boat club area (Keep in mind you have to walk back to your car afterwards)
Private Security Companies will be in attendance with KB Security managing the starting area and parking as well as lining the first section, followed by ADT with SMHART Security the last section and the finish area.
3. Banners & Posters: Make sure they are Bold and Visible, short and concise. R10/print at Office 4u
4. Media: National & Local Media are being invited.
5. Dress : Residents are requested to dress in a White Top and Blue Jeans
On behalf of The March for 100 Reasons
Residents of the Kouga Region that includes the towns of Jeffreys Bay, St Francis Bay, Humansdorp, Oyster Bay, Hankey, Patensie, Loerie and Thornhill will be marching from the Billabong Village to the Municipality to hand over a petition to the A/Mayor Councilor Stuurman.
THE MARCH FOR 100 REASONS
Jeffreys Bay received an incredible boost during the Winterfest of July 2014, confirming it as one of the top surfing spots in the world.
The JBay Winter Fest established itself as one of the country’s premier sporting and music events, attracting some 45,000 festival-goers over the 10-day period. Exhibiting an array of 13 sporting events the JBay Winter Fest attracted a field of national and international competitors.
In contrast to this, the build up to Dec14/Jan15 Holiday Season saw many facets of the infrastructure of our town not being maintained and service delivery spiralling downwards at an alarming rate.
As if the Eskom load shedding was not enough, with impromptu disconnections and no schedules available for JBay, other aspects affecting roads and bridge infra-structure then started showing signs of collapse.
Warnings were issued about the lack of maintenance to infrastructure by MP, Elza van Lingen, to no avail. The ANC-run Municipal Administration should get all the blame for the mall-administration of the resources available to the Kouga Region. Nothing was "unforeseen" or "unpredictable". One just needs to look at the current KM Budget to realise how financial resources are mismanaged.
Here is your chance to register your issue with the Kouga Municipality.
We as proud residents of this beautiful town that we all came to love so much, will stand up and be counted during this march to show the KM that we are serious and that we have had enough. We will also show the world that we will not sit back and accept this substandard service delivery that severely affects the tourism of this region.
Residents are therefore required to do the following:
1) Make an effort to participate in this very important march. We will no longer sit and talk, now is the time to walk the talk.
2) Put your banner together and display the topic that you feel serious about, as we plan for Local and National Media Coverage.
3) Email your reasons that you have issues with to be included in the 100 Reasons to firstname.lastname@example.org
4) Tell everyone you know about THE MARCH FOR 100 REASONS and do show your world that you care for JBay.
EMAIL YOUR REASONS TO US AT email@example.com
The details of this event will be posted on the Jeffreys Bay Group at the address : https://www.facebook.com/groups/MyJeffriesBay/ and any comments or questions are welcomed.
Details for March for 100 Reasons on 6 Feb :
08:00 Gates open at Bottom of Diaz st, next to the Gym, for you to sign the petition.
08:45 Proceedings starts with Welcome and Short brief on Do's & Dont's
09:00 March commences (650M) from Billabong Village with residents lining up towards bottom of Da Gama as well as the Road linking to Diaz towards the Beach.
0930-0945 : Set up around KM Entrance
09:45 : Hand over of Petition to a/Mayor of Kouga Municipality Clr Vernon Stuurman
10:00 : Proceedings conclude with Interviews as required
Admin & Logistics
1. Parking : (in priority please)
1)Time Square next to Spur, from Kitchen Windows
2)Beach front area down Diaz Rd
3)Ski Boat club area (Keep in mind you have to walk back to your car afterwards)
2. Security :
All Private Security Companies will be in attendance with KB Security managing the starting area and parking as well as lining the first section, followed by GS4 and ADT with SMHART Security the last section and the finish area.
3. Banners & Posters : Make sure they are Bold and Visible, short and concise.
4. Media : National & Local Media are being invited.
5. List of Issues. Deadline for your input on your issues is Monday 26 Jan 18:00 Please mail it to firstname.lastname@example.org
TUE 27 JAN
17: 30 Second Planning meeting for March for 100 Reasons @ KB Security.
WED 28 JAN
10:00 Public meeting on Demarcation of Kouga Wards : Humansdorp Country Club
FRI 29 JAN
19:30 JBay Group Music Night
FRI 6 FEB
08:00 - 1000 Public March for 100 Reasons of KOUGA RESIDENTS to Kouga Municipality
WED 25 MAR
Standard Bank IRONMAN African Championship Nelson Mandela Bay
An open letter to all Residents living along
The Kloof Nature Reserve Areas green belt .
This is a notice to encourage Residents living along the Kloof Nature Reserve to help improve our Local Security in and around the Kloof Areas and help conserve and protect The Kloof Nature Reserve Areas at the same time .
Residents can join the Kloof Nature Reserve Areas Conservation Association or just as Friends of the Kloof Nature Reserve to ensure it is looked after and conserved and managed properly . We would also like to create better
co operation and communication with a network of Residents to improve the security of Residents who live along the Kloof Nature Reserve Areas .
This will protect our environment as well as making it safer for us to live and for the public and residents to enjoy.
We would like to help keep the Kloof Areas vagrant and criminal free by :
Declaring NO ENTRY into the Kloof Areas between 7pm and 7am .
Residents patrol / residents monitoring and surveillance as well as ongoing maintenance to maintain and conserve the Kloof Areas and remove surrounding alien vegetation thus reducing fire hazards and improving security .
Also to have a warning and communication system for Residents along the
Kloof Areas for in the case of a Fire Emergency and Crime Emergency .
As well as some motion sensor camera surveillance in off the trail areas .
New Signage at the relevant areas along the Kloof :
“ Strictly No Entry into Kloof Nature Reserve Areas between 7pm and 7am “
“ Signage for bird and botanical identification “
“ Kloof Nature Conservancy , take only photographs , leave only photographs “
“ No dumping ” , “No Camping “ , “No Fires “ etc…
Please contact me if you are interested to become involved in the Kloof Nature Reserve Areas Committee , or would like to make some suggestions or have any objections or comments . Thank you .
This will be in co operation with :
Wavecrest Neighbourhood Watch
Jeffreys Bay Residents Association
Eastern Cape Nature Conservation
Jeffreys Bay Residents and Ratepayers Association
E-mail : email@example.com
Cell : 0782349791
27 Pittosporum ave , Wavecrest , Jeffreys Bay
'n Ope brief aan alle Inwoners wat lanks
Die Kloof Natuurreservaat Gebiede se groen gordel woon .
Hierdie is 'n kennisgewing vir Inwoners wat lanks die Kloof Natuurreservaat woon , aan te moedig om te help om ons Plaaslike Securitiet te verbeter en om terselfde tyd die Kloof Natuurreservaat Gebiede te help bewaar en te beskerm .
Inwoners kan aansluit by die “Kloof Natuurreservaat Gebiede Bewaarings Vereeneging “ , of net as “ Vriende van die Kloof Natuurreservaat “ om te verseker dat die Kloof Gebiede opgepas en bewaar en behoorlik bestuur word. Ons wil ook graag ‘n beter
samewerking en kommunikasie voorbewerk met 'n netwerk van Inwoners om die veiligheid van inwoners wat langs die Kloof Natuurreservaat gebiede woon , te verbeter.
Dit sal ons omgewing beskerm , asook om dit veiliger vir ons om te leef en vir die publiek en inwoners te geniet.
Ons wil graag help om swerwer en kriminele uit van die Kloof gebiede te hou duur middle van :
Tekens wat verklaar : GEEN INGANG tot die Kloof Gebiede tussen 19h00 - 07h00 .
Inwoners gaan patrollie / inwoners monitering en toesig asook volgehoue onderhoud te handhaaf en die Kloof Gebiede bewaar en om omliggende indringerplante te verwyder en dus die vermindering van brandgevaar en die verbetering van Inwooners se veiligheid .
Ook 'n noodgeval waarskuwing en kommunikasie stelsel vir die Inwoners wat langs die
Kloof Gebiede woon in die geval van 'n Vuur nood en Misdaad nood .
Asook beweging sensor kamera toesig in somige gebiede.
Nuwe Tekens by die betrokke gebiede langs die Kloof opterig :
"Streng Geen Ingang tot die Kloof Natuurreservaat Gebiede tussen 19h00 - 07h00 "
" Tekens vir botaniese identifikasie "
" Kloof Natuurreservaat Bewarings Gebiede , vat net fotografe , los net voet drukke "
" Geen storting ", " Geen Kampeering" , " Geen vure " ens ...
Kontak my gerus as jy belangstel om betrokke te raak in die Kloof Natuurreservaat Gebiede Komitee , of “Vriende van Die Kloof Natuureservaat Gebiede “ , of wil graag 'n paar voorstelle te maak of enige besware of kommentaar will lewe . Dankie .
Hierdie inisiatief sal insluit samewerking met :
Jeffreysbaai Inwoners en Belastingbetalers Vereniging
E - pos: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cell : 0782349791
27 Pittosporum Laan, Wavecrest , Jeffreysbaai
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Welkom by die Jeffreysbaai Inwonersvereniging se webwerf! Verken die webwerf en laat ons weet wat jy dink, hetsy op die Menings bladsy, of stuur 'n e-pos aan firstname.lastname@example.org, of bel Garth Ford : 0782349791.
Ons is besig met redigering op hierdie webwerf .
Die JBRA wil graag al die Inwoners en Belastingbetalers aan moedig om met Afriforum aan te sluit.
Hulle is 'n suksesvolle landwye organisasie wat na die belange en regte van die inwoners kyk .
Hulle doen uitstekende werk en het jou ondersteuning nodig hier in Kouga .
Bel Frikkie Sutherland op : 0828731074