Lee-Anne Flack is the author of the revolutionary children’s book Constitutional Kids, which is endorsed by Barry Hilton, Derek Watts and Mpho Kgosana. In a story format, the book explains the rights and responsibilities we have in the Constitution of South Africa in a fun and easy to understand manner.
As a new resident of Fish Hoek, and in light of the recent disturbing events in Masiphumelele, Lee-Anne has launched a campaign to get a copy of Constitutional Kids to all of our local underprivileged children. If you would like to sponsor one or more books, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org. R70 per book.
Let’s help empower and protect South African children together!
Firefighters are still trying to extinguish the blaze which is burning in the Far South.
According to a report from City of Cape Town Fire and Rescue Services spokesperson Theo Layne, the fire started on Sunday afternoon in Muizenberg and has spread all along the mountain slopes to Noordhoek.
He says four helicopters were deployed on Monday morning as most of the flames are inaccessible to ground staff.
“Several properties in the Noordhoek and Sun Valley area have been damaged in the fire and at this point we are trying to keep the rest of the properties safe. The fire has already stretched to De Goode Hoop Estate.”
South Peninsula Subcouncil chairperson Felicity Purchase says two of the properties affected are in Steenberg Estate and two in the Far South.
“I have been on the scene all morning and these are the only properties I know of. Noordhoek Manor was also evacuated and we have moved residents to Nerina Gardens, False Bay Hospital and the NG Kerk in Fish Hoek,” she says.
She confirms that Ou Kaapse Weg, Chapman’s Peak and Boyes Drive are closed.
Motorists are now using Main Road but several residents have reported major delays.
Simon’s Town residents report a travelling time of 1.5 hours between Fish Hoek and Kalk Bay.
The public is urged to be aware of a bogus rental scheme that is taking place around the country.
This seems to work so well it has been gaining popularity! Individuals pretend to be estate agents and target unsuspecting potential renters. They post details of rental properties online and then ask interested parties to secure the flat by paying a deposit, either in cash or via electronic funds transfer.
A Sea Point man was arrested in August on fraud charges after allegedly conning nine people after an advert on Gumtree.
The suspect reportedly advertised a flat for rent and then asked interested parties to secure the flat by paying a deposit and the first months rent, which in itself is normal terms and conditions. However, when it came time to move in, victims find the flat is occupied and the suspect has made off with the deposit.
These bogus agents inform potential renters that a number of people are interested in the property and are urged to view and pay the deposit and / or first months rent and they would get the property. With a tremendous scarcity it seems there are plenty of desperate tenants who fall for this.
Should tenants have an interest in a property it is recommend that you phone the local office of the estate agency to establish that the agent is a registered agent with that company. But of course it is easy to use the name of a real agent so do not just use the number you are given but look it up yourself.
Never transfer money without seeing a contract first or without verifying that you are dealing with the owner or the owner’s representative. Do not pay a deposit without solid confirmation that the organisation is following legal procedures. Easier said than done if you are desperate to secure the apartment.
Spring is here and it’s time to get out of the house and shake off those Winter blues. Here are a few fun things to do this weekend in False Bay:
Glencairn: There will be a car boot sale at the Phoenix Lodge from 08:00 to 11:00 this Saturday, 6 September 2014. Entrance is R30 per car. Phone Mike on 021 782 3426 for more information.
Miller’s Point: The Simon van der Stel Foundation will host a guided tour of the Southern Cape Peninsula at 09:00 on Saturday. Jim Hallinan will be your guide at entry is R90. Your own transport is necessary. Pack in your own picnic basket for a lunch at Miller’s Point. For more information contact Pat Benbow Hebbert on 021 794 7464.
Simon’s Town: The Homemade Market will be held at the Simon’s Town Library hall from 09:00 till noon on Saturday. Home-baked food, cheese, preserves and many other craft items will be on sale. Phone Sharon on 021 785 5322 for more information.
Great success has been achieved by the City of Cape Town with its ground breaking trial of the shark exclusion net at Fish Hoek Beach. The net is designed to be deployed and retrieved on a daily basis.
City says there was not entanglements of sharks, whales, seals, dolphins or fish during the trial. Click here to read the full article
Have a blast from the past with a 70’s style dress up party at the Fish Hoek Squash Club.
A cash bar will be available and R50 gets you a delicious saucy burger and salad. Groovy music will get your feet moving and there will be prizes for the best dressed!
Date: 28 March 2014
For more information click here