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KORREKTE MANIER OM KLAGTES AAN TE MELD

Hessequa munisipaliteit in samewerking met die plaaslike SAPS en belanghebbendes neem positiewe stappe om die kwessie van hawelose bedelaars, wat ‘n oorlasfaktor skep, aan te spreek.

As deel van ʼn verbeterde kliëntediens prosedure, het Hessequa munisipaliteit verskeie kommunikasie kanale geskep waar klagtes aangemeld kan word.

Besoek munisipale kantore
Skakel 028 713 8000
Epos die betrokke departement
Per skrywe aan die Munisipale Bestuurder by POSBUS 29, Riversdale, 6670.

Hier volg ʼn voorbeeld van hoe die kliëntediens prosedure werk:

ʼn Voorval in Stilbaai waar rommel deur bosslapers gelos is, is deur die epos opsie aangemeld.
Vrydag, 06/10/2017, ontvang die munisipaliteit die klagte en gepaardgaande foto’s via e-pos.
Vrydag, 06/10/2017, ‘n ontvangserkenning epos word vanaf die munisipaliteit aan die kliënt gestuur.
Maandag, 09/10/2017 word die klagte geallokeer aan die Tegniese afdeling vir onmiddellike aandag.
Maandag, 09/10/2017 word ʼn skoonmaakspan uitgestuur asook Beskermingsdienste om moontlike brandgevare te ondersoek.

Formele munisipale kommunikasie kanale verseker dat daar ‘n unieke verwysingsnommer toegeken word om die vordering van die klagte of navraag op die munisipaliteit se stelsel te volg. Deur die korrekte kliëntediens kanale van die munisipaliteit te volg, kan onmiddellike aksie geneem word en die nodige terugvoer verskaf word.

TEACHING YOUR KIDS THE VALUE OF MONEY

“To prevent financially ignorant, unprepared, vulnerable children being sent out in the world on their own, parents must be willing to invest time in their children to teach them how to become wise stewards of their resources.” -Philip Nortje

Parents love their kids and most would, if they could, buy them the world. In today’s economic climate, however, buying for your kids is often just not possible and can lead to trolley-time-tantrums: Parents trying to hush their screaming child is a common sight while shopping and may lead others to think that the child is spoilt.
Most often however, this is not the case. Children are children after all, and most lack the fundamental understanding of money, and that that yes, mom was actually right: Money does not grow on trees. This leaves anxious parents, eager to bring calm to a screaming shopping aisle, often giving in to their child anyway if it means fewer looks from fellow shoppers, and an afternoon of peace.
It’s all understandable, and yes, Mom and Dad, we empathise. As such, Kirsten Reynolds-Wood, Brand and Marketing Executive at GetBucks, has offered some valuable tips to help parents teach their kids the value of money. After all, financial rearing can never start too early and can leave a long-lasting legacy of good financial habits.

1. Teach the idea of ‘value’. Have fun doing it!
Helping young children understand that certain things require money to have and as such, hold value, is a vital step in the financial rearing process. If children are very young, use games to help them learn. Be creative and have some fun: Give them a money purse with a few coins and let them take it along to the shops. If they would like to buy something, count their coins with them and tell them whether they have enough to get what they want. If they do not, give them the option of something cheaper so they learn to understand that some things require more coins and other things less.

2. Teach the idea of ‘earning’. Rewards can help.
The simplest of chores should earn young children more coins for their purse. Picking up after themselves, doing kind things or even finishing their vegetables should earn them a coin or two. In so doing, children learn that doing good earns coins – and that coins themselves can be spent on rewards. Rewarding kids with coins and then allowing them to choose their own rewards with coins earned, is a fun way to teach them the bridge between earning, money, and the value of things. It is a simple concept that requires some effort but once it is learnt, it is invaluable knowledge for a financially packed future.

3. Teach the idea of ‘want’ versus ‘need’. Help them choose.
As children begin to age and the idea of money cements itself, help them consider the items they buy with their coins or real money -, depending on their age. As always, speak honestly about money. Have conversations about their choices and help them choose things that are wiser to own. For example, a metal toy car might be a better choice than a plastic one because it lasts longer. Similarly, stress that their pocket money is for things that they want and that you, Mom or Dad, will buy them what they need. That way they will begin to understand by category what is a “need” and what is a “want”, and how wise money choices can lead to better results.

4. Teach the idea of ‘saving’. There is no better lesson to learn.
All of the above neatly accumulates into the final piece of the puzzle. Teaching kids to save for a better or more expensive item is one of the most important financial lessons you can teach them. A child who willingly rejects the choice of instant gratification for a better item they can buy after saving for a while, is a child well on their way to becoming a fully –functional adult. As such, always encourage the idea of saving, but don’t force it. Always give them the option with a thoughtful smile, to help them think for themselves. For example, you can have this now – but if you wait and save, you can buy that instead.

Children are certainly complex and parents are brave to tackle all that complexity. The value of money, however, should be made simple to address and understand. As a parent, we acknowledge that you always try to do your best to empower your kids to be financially smart and turn those trolley-time-tantrums into budget-savvy kids. That is the best life-long gift you can get your child – and it’s free !

TREES EARNED BY GOING PAPERLESS (Philip Hendricks)

Hessequa Municipality makes use of RatesClearance.com to process and issue rates clearance figures and certificates. RatesClearance.com introduced a Grow Your Tree initiative for municipalities.

Once signed up for the Grow Your Tree campaign the municipality receives a small electronic tree on the dashboard. When the tree is fully grown, A certificate is issued to the municipality showing the tree’s GPS coordinates.

Number of trees
Hessequa Municipality has earned up to 21 trees since April 2016. On 6 March 2017, 14 trees were planted on behalf of the municipality at Riverville Stadium. The municipality is responsible for the welfare and care of the trees.

Hessequa for the Environmentally Friendly Municipality.

“A project like this is an exciting and innovation approach to create jobs, green the environment and to improve our carbon footprint, “said Shagon Carelse, Head Environmental Services at Hessequa Municipality.

Hessequa Municipality has again shown its desire to become one of South Africa’s most environmentally friendly Municipalities.
Why plant a tree?

1. Carbon sequestration Trees act as natural filters of our air. Through the process of photosynthesis trees absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store the carbon in their trunk, branches, leaves, roots, soil and foliage, while releasing oxygen back into the atmosphere.

2. Trees Produce Oxygen A fundamental requirement for all animals is a supply of oxygen. Through the process of photosynthesis, trees and other vegetation supply us with this vital gas. One mature tree produces enough oxygen for 10 people to inhale in a year.

3. Water conservation The instance of flash flooding has been shown to be reduced by the presence of forests. Also in areas prone to drought the addition of trees to the landscape can aid in the conservation of precious water resources. Trees slow down water runoff after periods of heavy rainfalls and help to recharge underground water-holding aquifers.

4. Tree and temperature control Shade from trees reduces the need for air conditioning in hot locations. Likewise trees can also assist in cold climates; in winter, trees dissipate the strength of winter winds and can lower the winter heating bill. Studies have shown that parts of cities without cooling shade from trees can literally be “heat islands” with temperatures as much as 10 degrees Celsius higher than surrounding areas. 5. Trees clean the soil Trees can assist in the remediation of land that has been polluted by dangerous chemical pollutants. Trees can either store harmful pollutants or actually change the pollutant into less harmful forms. Trees can also be used to filter sewage and farm chemicals such as pesticides.

12 INTERESSANTE FEITE OOR HONDE

Honde het ‘n veel interessanter geskiedenis as wat die meeste van ons vermoed. Het jy gedink jy weet baie oor honde? Lees hierdie interessante feite en dink weer.

Alle honde stam waarskynlik van ‘n klein grys wolf af. Hulle is oorspronklik gedurende die Paleolitiese Tydperk deur mense getem en het skynbaar ongeveer 13,000 jaar gelede die eerste keer in Eurasië verskyn.

Dingo’s is nie inheems in Australië nie – hulle is die eerste keer duisende jare gelede deur immigrante daar gevestig.

Honde is tropdiere en leef volgens ‘n streng hiërargiese stelsel. Selfs in ‘n huishoudelike opset, waar daar meer as een hond is, sal net één die ‘baas-brak’ wees.

Honde is uiters territoriaal en dit is hoekom dit maklik is om hulle as waghonde op te lei.

Honde hoor beter as mense en katte. Hulle kan klanke van 35,000 vibrasies per sekonde hoor (vergeleke met ons 20,000 en ‘n kat se 25,000).

Die grootste honde is die Great Dane en die Ierse Wolfhond. Die kleinste is die Chihuahua, die Yorkshire Terriër en die Toy Poedel.

‘n Mens het ongeveer 5 miljoen reuk-reseptors, wat maar min is in vergelyking met party honderasse: ‘n Worshond het 125 miljoen en ‘n Wolfhond 220 miljoen.

Verskeie honde het die rol van Lassie in ‘n reeks rolprente gespeel.

Die vinnigste honde op aarde is Windhonde wat ‘n topspoed van ongeveer 72km per uur kan bereik.

Die Poedel se haarsnit het, al klink dit snaaks, oorspronklik ‘n doel gehad. Dit het hierdie jaghond se swemvermoë verbeter en die ‘pom-poms’ is daar gelos om hulle gewrigte warm te hou.

Op ouderdom een is ‘n hond die ekwivalent van 16 mens-jare oud; op twee is hulle 24 en op drie is hulle 30. Vir elke hond-jaar daarna, tel 4 mens-jare by.

Oorlewendes van die Titanic sluit twee honde in: ‘n Pekinees en ‘n Pomeraniër.

(Verwysings: mytopdogs.com; funnyfidos.com. randomhistory.com)

STERKTE!! 2017 Matrieks

Die finale eksamen is om die draai, vir sommiges het dit reeds begin. Ek wil graag ‘n beroep doen op julle, ons leiers van die toekoms, om op die eksamen te fokus.

Vir 12 jaar was julle in ‘n veilige omgewing en het julle die nodige ondersteuning ontvang van julle ouers en onderwysers. Na hierdie eksamen betree u die volwasse wêreld en u moet hard werk om sukses te behaal. Die keuses wat ons nou maak in die lewe, bepaal ons toekoms, so maak die regte keuses en reik na die hoogste sterre.

Op 28 November 2017 kan u as leerders terug kyk na 12 jaar van u skoolloopbaan en dan ‘n welverdiende vakansie geniet.

Die Raad wens u alle sterkte en voorspoed met die eksamen. Mag julle die vrugte pluk van jul harde werk!

GRANT RIDDLES BURGEMEESTER

BLOUVLAGSTRANDE VIR HESSEQUA

Vakansiegangers kan hierdie somervakansie kies en keur uit ses verskillende blouvlagstrande in die Hessequa-streek. Blouvlag-status beteken dat strande skoon en veilig is en voldoen aan internasionale veiligheids- en toerismestandaarde. Blouvlag-status is ʼn lokmiddel vir toerisme, aangesien internasionale besoekers weet wat om te verwag wanneer hulle só strand besoek. 62 Blou Vlae sal hierdie feesseisoen op 44 strande wapper in Suid-Afrika.

Hessequa Munisipaliteit spog met drie volstatus en drie loodsstatus blouvlag strande.

Lappiesbaai en Preekstoel te Stilbaai en Witsand het volle blouvlag-status verwerf en het Gouritsmond, Jongensfontein en Stilbaai-Wes loodsstatus ontvang.

Gouritsmond het nie volstatus ontvang nie as gevolg van watermonster wat geneem was tydens rooigety. 95% van watermonsters moet voldoen aan die SABS standaarde en het Gouritsmond 94% status ontvang. Hessequa Munisipaliteit het onmiddellik aansoek gedoen vir loodsstatus vir Gouritsmond.

Tegniese Direkteur Lindile Zincume en Hoof van Parke, Andre Hansen het die blouvlagseremonie te Jeffreysbaai op 4 Oktober 2017 bygewoon.

Die Blouvlagprogram word gekoördineer deur WESSA (Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa) in vennootskap met die Departement Omgewingsake en Toerisme.

‘n Onafhanklike internasionale paneel is verantwoordelik vir die evaluering en aanwysings van blouvlagstrande aan munisipaliteite wat deelneem aan die program.

Plaaslike munisipaliteite se rol is om strande aan die streng vereistes van die Blouvlagprogram te laat voldoen.
WESSA se vier hoof vereistes:

Kwaliteit van water
Omgewingsopvoeding en inligting
Omgewingsbestuur
Veiligheid & Diensteverskaffing

 

Die blouvlag seisoen sal strek van 07 Desember 2017 tot 14 Januarie 2018 en sal lewensredders aan diens wees op die strande.