The Western Cape High Court has declared government’s nuclear procurement processes to date as unlawful

“The Western Cape High Court has declared government’s nuclear procurement processes to date as unlawful.

 

Judge Lee Bozalek on Wednesday ruled in favour of the case brought by Earthlife Africa Johannesburg and the Southern African Faith Communities’ Environment Institute (Safcei) against government.

 

In his ruling, he declared government’s attempts to secure 9.6 GW of nuclear energy were unlawful, including the initial determination to procure nuclear energy in 2013, the cooperation agreements signed with Russia, the US and South Korea, as well as former energy minister Tina Joemat-Pettersson’s decision to hand over the procurement of nuclear energy to Eskom late last year.

 

Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe told Fin24 that the power utility’s legal team will be studying the judgment before releasing a comment.

 

The DoE’s spokesperson Thandiwe Maimane relayed the same message”

 

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Kouga Municipality IDP Community Consultation Meetings

KOUGA MUNICIPALITY (EC108)

NOTICE NO. 38 /2017

IDP FOR 2017/2022 – YEAR 2017/2018

COMMUNITY CONSULTATION MEETINGS

 

Notice is hereby given that the Municipality will commence its process to develop the five year Integrated Development Plan (IDP) (2017-2022) and invites the community to participate in the public participation and consultation process as prescribed in Section 28 of the Local Government : Municipal Systems Act (No. 32 of 2000).

 

The IDP is the principal Strategic Planning document of the municipality and forms the basis of the municipal budget. It is therefore crucial that the community actively participate in the IDP Process to ensure that its needs are prioritised and addressed in an integrated manner.

 

We call on all residents and stakeholders to attend the scheduled Public Meetings as scheduled below:

 

DATE WARD COUNCILLOR TOWN VENUE TIME
Tuesday,

18 April 2017

 

Thursday,

20 April 2017

1

 

1

Zolani Mayoni Oyster Bay

 

Oyster Bay Community Hall 18:00
 

Sea Vista

 

Sea Vista Community Hall

 

18:00

Wednesday,

19 April 2017

2 Timothy Meleni Pellsrus, Tokyo Sexwale Pellsrus Community Hall 18:00
Tuesday,

11 April 2017

3 Willem Gertenbach Lower Wavecrest Newton Hall 18:00
Monday,

24 April 2017

4 Freddy Campher Kruisfontein Baptist Church Hall 18:00
Tuesday,

25 April 2017

5 Desmond Petersen Arcadia Kruisfontein Community Hall 18:00
Wednesday,

26 April 2017

6 Velile Vumazonke Kwanomzamo Kwanomzamo Community Hall 18:00
Tuesday,

2 May 2017

 

Wednesday,

3 May 2017

7

 

 

7

Eldridge February  

Loerie

 

Loerie Community Hall 18:00
 

Thornhill

 

Katrien Felix Hall

 

18:00

Wednesday,

3 May 2017

8 Ludwig Vorster Upper Wavecrest Newton Hall 18:00
Thursday,

4 May 2017

9 Sibongile Jujwana Hankey Vuzumzi Landu Hall 18:00
Monday,

8 May 2017

10 Amos Mabukane Patensie Dan Sandi Community Hall 18:00
Tuesday,

9 May 2017

11 Hatting Bornman C-Place Newton Hall 18:00
Wednesday, 10 May 2017 12 Ben Rheeder St Francis Bay St Francis Bay Village Hall 18:00
Thursday,

11 May 2017

13 Magareth Peters Weston Weston Community Hall 18:00
Monday,

15 May 2017

12 Ben Rheeder Paradise Beach NG Church 15:00
Monday,

15 May 2017

14 Sindiswa Mandeka Ocean View, Aston Bay Tokyo Sexwale Sport Field 18:00
Tuesday,

16 May 2017

15 Horatio Hendricks Humansdorp Humansdorp Country Club 18:00
Ons Tuiste 15:00
Tuesday,

16 May 2017

12 Ben Rheeder Humansdorp Humansdorp Country Club 18:00

 

Please note that Wards 12 and 15 will have a combined meeting on the Tuesday, 16 May 2017 at the Humansdorp Country Club at 18:00.

 

Enquiries can be directed to Ms C Dreyer, Manager IDP at cdreyer@kouga.gov.za or telephone no.: (042) 2002143.

 

S.S. FADI

MUNICIPAL MANAGER

 

Hoe kom kontruksief misnoeë teen misbruik van ons demokrasie te kenne gee

Wat om te maak van al die gebeure, hoe raak dit jou!!!

Min Suid Afrikaners wat nie bewus is van die gebeure die afgelope paar weke, en veral die afgelope 2 weke nie. Ook is dit belangrik om te besef dat dit wel ‘n impak gaan he op ons (ek en jy).

Ongelukkig is daar baie in die pers en sosiale media, waarin almal aangemoedig word om een of ander ding te doen om hulle misnoe te wys: teen wat gesien word as misbruik van die demokratiese stelsel.

Ek wil graag vir julle leiding gee, oor wat die regte ding is om te doen, om ons demokrasie te bewaar, asook te voel dat jy as indiwidue, is die gemarginaliseer nie (“ag daar is tog niks wat ek kan doen nie”)

  • Word positief, en sien die oplossing en die kans om te verander
  • Gaan met positiewe gesindheid werk (m.a.w) , moet die slagoffer mentaliteit he nie, en gaan positief huis toe. Raak betrokke by jou gemeenskap, en gee van jou tyd om ander mense wat in groter nood is as jy, te help
  • Moet nie toegee aan impuls om te vernietig en verwoes nie (dit is in elke geval jou eiendom want jou belasting geld het dit betaal)
  • Jou groot kans is om wanneer daar weer stemdag is (hetsy dit munisipaal, of nasionaal is) jou stem uitbring (nie vir die indiwidue wat staan nie) vir die party wat jy voel, jou toekoms kan bevoordeel en beveilig (onthou die gesegde “past behavior predicts future outcome”)
  • Weerhou jou van enige korrupsie, maak nie saak hoe aanloklik dit is nie (korrupsie is die kanker van enige samelewing) . En indien jy weet van enige korrupsie, vertel jou hoof daarvan.
  • Ten laaste, politieke Vryheid beteken niks, indien jy nie ekonomies vry is nie. Ekonomiese Vryheid is in jou hande. Spaar meer, spandeer minder, en wees tevrede met wat jy het

Almal van ons kan nie opmarseer na unie geboue nie, maar almal van ons kan oor die middel en lang termyn ons toekoms beveilig, deur stabiele omgewing te skep, waar daar die korrupsie is nie. So kan belasting effektief gebruik word om die armstes te help, infrastruktuur soos skole, paaie en klinieke te bou, inplaas daarvan om vir ‘n handjie vol elite instaat te stel om in oordaad te leef op ons belasting geld.

My beroep op julle is: raak betrokke, bly wetsgehoorsaam, help jou naaste, veg teen korrupsie, en die ander groot euwel dwelms. Leer vir jouself nuwe vaardighede aan, en maak jouself onmisbaar!!!