College’s Water Polo U/13 team amaze!

A wonderful achievement for our super Water Polo U/13 team who managed an amazing result of 8-6 against Pearson High School U/14B team on only their second ever match – especially as this came after a gruelling Independent Schools gala where our school also did so well against much bigger schools!

A special word of thanks to Hayden of Liquid Lines our Water Polo Team coach and to Shakti Shanti for sponsoring our super swimming costumes!

Sea Vista Primary School Athletes Shine

Sea Vista Athletics Team: With coaches (l to r) M. Leander, B, Stefaans, J. Matroos.
Back row : Frediano Bruitjies, Archelene Hendricks, Shaneen Munnick, Raydine Groenewald and Mayzine Coenraad
Middle Row : Lieschen Coenraad, Cay-Leigh Burchell, Jeanette Jansen, Bevin Titus, and Ntando Dolophi
Front : Indiphile Booi

A group of ten members of the Sea Vista Primary School athletics teams were selected for the Humansdorp Zone team to participate in the Gamtoos Kouga   Zone, held on Friday  16  February  2018.

Our athletes were not at all intimidated by competing with the much larger schools in the contest which included schools from  the   whole   Kouga region.

Ntando Dolophi won the 1200m Boys U/10 and achieved a third in the Long Jump. Raydine Groenewald came second in both the Girls U/13 1500m and 800m while Frediano Bruintjies managed third in the 800m for Boys U/13.

In addition, four of our athletes excelled at the Prestige competition (when and where). Indiphile Booi won gold for the Girls U/7 60m. Ntando Dolophi achieved another bronze for the U/10 Boys long jump. Raydine Groenewald won gold for the Girls U/14 400m and Mayzine Coenraad won bronze for the Boys U/12.

“Our athletes have really made us proud,” said headmaster Mr Charles Coenraad. “A special word of thanks must go to our coaching team Mr B Stefaans, Mr J Matroos    and Mr M  Leander who have been doing inspiring work with our learners.”

Prefects and Scholar Patrols for 2018

Sea Vista also announced the appointments of prefects and the Scholar patrols fo rge coming year.

Prefects

Sea Vista Primary School 2018 Prefects
Back Row (l to r) Dominic Makeleni (Deputy Head boy), Shemeema Yousuf, Elihle Rawutini (Deputy Head girl), Devandre George with Co-ordinater Mr M Leander
Front Row (l to r) : Bridgette Davids, Bevin Titus, Gregon Smith (Head boy), Mitanchia Meyer (Head girl), Gregan Swarts and Joslyn Jansen

Scholar Patrol

Sea Vista Primary School 2018 Leaders in Scholar Patrol :
(l to r) Chandre Sisuza (Leader),and Joleze Nieveldt (Captain) for Girls with Roshart Sisuza (Captain) and Keedam Jamaar (Leader) for Boys

Articles & Photos by Lyn Aitken

 

 

Who will pick up the bill

It is fair to assume that the petition to ‘Save the Spit’ signed  by several hundred concerned SFB residents had an influence on  DEDEAT’s decision to allow emergency reparations to commence on the spit albeit with certain conditions and restrictions. The input of the Municipal Manager Charl du Plessis should also not be ignored for there is little doubt his input resulted in the positive outcome. Threatened with severe consequence should the spit breach, they really had no alternative for it was mooted that either DEDEAT or the municipality, or both, could be held liable for any damage to property in the event of such a breach.

The question now that DEDEAT has allowed reparations to proceed does this absolve them from any claims should the spit breach say during the winter storms? But should the spit breach and DEDEAT and the municipality are absolved then surely all reparation to private canal walls and indeed even garden and home interiors will thus have to be borne by the individual home owner. So that begs the next question, would individual insurance cover pay for home owners damage if it is considered that they were aware of the potential chance of damage and made no effort to contribute to corrective efforts..

Hopefully the work being done by SFPO, the Riparians and Joint River committee should see them pump sufficient sand onto the spit in the coming months to bolster the spit through the winter storms and until a more permanent solution can be implemented.

Moving from the spit to the beach front properties where owners have had to spend hundreds of thousands of Rands in rebuilding the revetments to protect their properties being engulfed by the ocean. In a way these home owners are the final bastion against the ocean encroaching further into St Francis Bay. There can be little doubt the rock revetments are a temporary solution and can only be effective for a limited time. The beach simply has to be restored so as to prevent the daily high tide assault on these revetments causing them to slowly subside.

Many will say the beach is not their problem, or it’s a lost cause, or there is no way it will encroach further, or the proposed solution won’t work. With nothing else on the table surely it is worth at least trying for to do nothing, certainly won’t fix anything.

Reading between the lines of a Facebook post this weekend it seems the anti-SRA lobbyists are not going to accept the results of the SRA vote should it go against them.  Let us hope they don’t drag this into the courts a la the Quayside debacle spending funds that could be better spent on saving St Francis.

Note: Those who regular use Cape St Francis beach probably wouldn’t notice but is it possible that thi beach is also starting to erode?

KOUGA MUNICIPALITY (EC108) NOTICE NO : 7/2018

PUBLIC NOTICE CALLING FOR INSPECTION OF GENERAL VALUATION ROLL AND LODGING OF OBJECTIONS

Notice is hereby given in terms of the provisions of section 49(1)(a)(i) read with section 78(2) of the Municipal Property Rates Act No. 6 of 2004 as amended that the General Valuation Roll of the Kouga Municipality for the period 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2023 is open for public inspection/scrutiny at the Municipality’s head and satellite offices within the area of jurisdiction of the Kouga Municipality during the period 15 February 2018 – 30 April 2018.  The Roll will, in addition, be accessible on the municipal website www.kouga.gov.za.

Please note that the closing date for the lodging of objections is 30 April 2018.

 No late objections will be accepted.

In terms of section 49(1)(a)(i) read with section 78(2) of the Act, an invitation is hereby extended to any owner of property or other person who so desires, to lodge an objection with the Municipal Manager in respect of any valuation reflected in, or omitted from, the Roll during the period afforded for objections on the prescribed form which is obtainable from the designated venues indicated herein, as well as on the website.

Attention is pertinently invited to the provision in section 50(2) which stipulate that an objection must be in relation to a specific individual property and not against the valuation roll as such.

Attention is further invited to the provision in section 50(3) which provides that the Municipal Manager must assist an objector to lodge an objection if that objector is unable to read or write. Persons requiring assistance are invited to make use of this service by contacting the Valuation Office at the Jeffreys Bay Offices of the Municipality at telephone number 042 200 2157 / 042 200 8543 A valuer will also be situated in the Jeffreys Bay Offices on appointment to assist with queries and objections.

Objections endorsed “Attention Valuations” can either be e-mailed to: Marinda – mvdmerwe@kouga.gov.za / Regardt – rvanvuuren@kouga.gov.za / Wendy – pjonkers@kouga.gov.za or Faxed to: Marinda – 086 570 2737 / Regardt – 086 523 8133 / Wendy – 086 481 4127

Or

Delivered to: Valuation Office, Kouga Municipality, 33 Da Gama Road, Jeffreys Bay before the stipulated closing date. Objections will only be valid once an objection number is issued.

Mr C du Plessis                                                                                             P.O.Box 21

MUNICIPAL MANAGER                                                                               Jeffreys Bay

6330

Residents to register their boreholes

Residents to register their boreholes

Kouga Municipality is updating its information about boreholes situated on private land.

“We would like to appeal to all property owners with boreholes on their land to register them with the municipality,” said Executive Mayor Elza van Lingen.

“Our region is struggling through a severe drought and this information is necessary for our planning to ensure all our communities have water,” she said.

She said property owners were legally required to register their boreholes with the municipality.

The requirements are set out in Clause 141 of the National Water Act (Act No.36 of 1998) and Clause 48 of Kouga Municipality’s Water Supply and Sanitation Services Bylaw.

According to the bylaw, all property owners with boreholes are required to provide the following information to the municipality on the prescribed form:

  • Full name and surname
  • Municipal account number
  • Physical address and name of owner of the borehole
  • Coordinates of the borehole
  • Yield of the borehole(if known)
  • Depth of borehole
  • Casing depth and casing material
  • Depth of water level
  • Name of borehole driller and drilling log

It is also a requirement that property owners install water meters and keep records of water usage on a monthly basis.

Van Lingen said that those property owners who had not yet done so would be given grace till 30 June 2018 to register their boreholes.

The information provided must be submitted be to Eddie Oosthuizen at the Infrastructure and Engineering Directorate or be sent via email to eddieo@kouga.gov.za.

A borehole number must also be obtained from Dane Von Berg of the Department of Water and Sanitation. He can be contacted on 041 501 0739 or via email at vonbergd@dws.gov.za.