Stellenbosch Municipality

VULLISVERWYDERING TYDENS DIE FEESTYD

 

Geagte Inwoner

U word hiermee in kennis gestel dat vuillisverwydering soos normaal sal plaasvind oor die feesseisoen, insluitend die Publieke Vakansie dae. Kennis moet ook geneem word dat slegs vullis wat in die WC024 Munisipale  vuillishouer  gestort is, verwyder sal word. Geen swart sakke sal verwyder word nie. Die vuillisverwyderingsdiens sal om 07:15 begin; u word dus versoek om alle dromme om 07:00 op sypaadjie te plaas op die vuillisverwyderingsdag in  u spesifieke woongebied

Inwoners moet nie geintimideerd voel om kersgeskenke of donasies te skenk aan die personeel van die Vaste Afval Afdeling nie.  

Stellenbosch Munisipaliteit beskik oor ‘n streng beleid wat enige personeel verbied om geskenke of donasies van die publiek te vra. Die personeel ontvang ‘n 13de tjek wat deel is van hul vergoedingspakket,   daar is dus geen verpligting op enige inwoner om  te voldoen aan enige eise van  Vaste Afvaldiens se personeel nie.

Inwoners word dringend versoek om enige voorvalle van intimidasie wat met bogenoemde verband hou, te rapporteer tydens kantoorure by telefoon nommer (021) 8088224. Inligitng wat benodig word indien u ‘n insident wil aanmeld, is die datum, plek en tyd van insident, sowel as die registrasienommer indien daar ‘n voertuig  betrokke was. Dit sal die proses bespoedig om die oortreders te identifiseer. Insidente sal onmiddelik ondersoek word en in die geval waar inwoners die insident kan bevestig, sal die nodige dissiplinêre aksie geneem word.

REFUSE COLLECTION DURING THE FESTIVE SEASON

Dear Resident

Normal waste collection will take place over the festive season, including public holidays.

Please Note: Only refuse placed inside the Municipal bin marked “WC024” will be removed. Should additional waste be anticipated an application for additional bins must be made. No extra black bags will be removed. The waste collection service commences at 07:15, and all bins must be placed on the sidewalk by 07:00 on the morning of your waste collection day.

Residents must not be intimidated into giving 'Christmas boxes/ gifts or donations' to Solid Waste staff.

Residents are advised that the Stellenbosch Municipality has a policy that strictly forbids Solid Waste collection personnel and other service personnel from soliciting residents for 'Christmas boxes' and 'donations'. Collection staff are remunerated with a 13th cheque at the end of November annually, and there is therefore no obligation from members of the public further to give “Christmas boxes/ gifts or donations”.

It would be appreciated if residents could report any incidents of intimidation by Municipal staff to (021) 808 8224 during office hours, 08:00 - 16:30. In addition, the date, time and place and vehicle registration number should also be provided in order that the transgressors can be identified.

Such reports will be investigated immediately and, where residents are willing to testify, the Municipality will take the necessary disciplinary action.

 

Ek wens almal in die groter Stellenbosch area vrede en vreugde toe gedurende die Feesseisoen en ‘n Nuwe Jaar gevul met blydskap en sukses.

Wishing everybody in the greater Stellenbosch area peace and joy over this Festive Season and a New Year filled with joy and success.

Gesie van Deventer

BURGEMEESTER / MAYOR

As an early Christmas present, it is my honour to announce that the Stellenbosch Municipality has achieved its second consecutive clean audit! A clean audit means that the financial statements are all in order with no issues on the predetermined objectives, no problems with non-compliance to key legislation or any significant deficiencies in the internal controls of the Municipality.

There is always room for improvement, and I promise that my team and I will uphold this standard of clean and transparent government and improve wherever possible. I am committed to clean financial management, zero tolerance for corruption, and utilising the money of the tax payer first and foremost for improved service delivery in order to create a municipal environment that creates opportunities for all residents.

I want to thank the Chief Financial Officer and all the officials who have worked tirelessly to make sure that we comply with the prescribed legislation at all times. You make a difference to the lives of our residence by making sure their funds are correctly spent.

Die Uitvoerende Burgemeester van die Groter Stellenbosch nooi u om u piekniekmandjie saam te bring na die aanskakeling van Stellenbosch se kersliggies.

The Executive Mayor of the Greater Stellenbosch invites you to bring your picnic basket along and experience the switching on of Stellenbosch’s Christmas lights.

As government resources remains under serious strain, it does sometimes affect the speed at which we can accomplish certain goals. Public-private partnerships present excellent opportunities and solutions to some of the challenges we, as a local government, face. That is why I am excited to announce that I have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on behalf of Stellenbosch Municipality, with the Free Market Foundation (FMF), to be part of their Khaya Lam Project. This project will be of especial benefit to previously disadvantaged residents who have been waiting to own the houses they have lived in for several years, even decades.

The FMF is a non-profit non-governmental organisation operating on donations. They initiated the Khaya Lam (My Home) Land Reform Project in 2010. This project aims to assist local governments to transfer ownership of residential council properties to the people who have lived in it for years. This enables these residents who live in these properties to own it for the first time. It allows them access to the economic benefits that come with the owning of property and allows residents to alter and upgrade these properties to their needs, as they were never able to do before. Property ownership allows for a larger middle class and increased economic stability.

The benefit of handing over the title deeds of these properties is that it relieves the Municipality of the financial burden of managing and maintaining rental stock and empowers the residents with economic benefits of owning a property. It is therefore a win-win situation.

Stellenbosch Municipality has approximately 2700 outstanding title deeds, from various projects, that need to be handed over to their respective beneficiaries. The MOU with the FMF will assist the Municipality to issue the freehold title deeds to registered tenants and recognised residents of municipal properties.

The handing over of deeds are a long and tedious process and requires a lot of resources and leg work This is a challenge for the Municipality with limited capacity and human resources. This is where the Khaya Lam Project comes in. They will assist the Municipality in this regard by providing funds for the appointment of temporary staff who will assist in expediting the process. The Municipality expects to have 1000 transfers completed by the end of March 2017. By the end of November 2017, we expect that all 2700 deeds will be transferred to the owners.

This will be an exceptional achievement and we are grateful for the FMF and the Khaya Lam Project for their assistance. Their commitment to improve the lives of struggling South Africans is admirable and I am excited that Stellenbosch Municipality can form part of their project. Their assistance will help us to speed up service delivery in this regarding, benefitting 2700 families in our area. The positive effect of this will be felt across our towns.