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In order to ensure balanced usage, please only use the borehole water between 3pm and 10pm on the days indicated for your road. Over usage or usage at different times may result in depletion of the available stored water and interruption of service.
Thank you for your cooperation
Estate Watering Times
Bacteria, algae and other organisms thrive under warm water conditions this is obviously harmful not just for athletes but the general public in a commercial swimming pool, for competitive/ training pools the water should be no higher than 28°C, for recreational pools the recommended maximum is 29°C
Olympic swimming, Red Cross & FINA (The international governing body of swimming, diving, water polo, synchronized swimming and open water diving), have set the water temperature for competitive swimming between 25°-28°C. Warmer water is less dense and therefore less friction as a swimmer’s body moves through it. Standard water temperatures ensure that all performances are on a level state of conditions.
Most hotels and resorts worldwide keep the temperature of their pools at a comfortable 27° to 29°C. This is warm enough for comfortable swimming and lounging. Same for most residential estates, institutional and public pools.
- What is the drought charge?
Due to the drought crisis, so many Capetonians have restricted their water use to help save water. It has been a superb effort. It has however also resulted that the City is not receiving the necessary income we need to fund our projects to make additional water available and to maintain adequate service delivery. So we are introducing a drought charge. The drought charge is not intended to be punitive as it relates to residents’ water savings but is necessary for vital water projects.
- Why is it needed?
This unprecedented drought has led to unprecedented expense. The City has seen a reduction in revenue due to water savings and this income is needed to support vital water projects such as our groundwater projects, where we are currently doing surveys to find water in the Atlantis, Cape Flats and Table Mountain Group aquifers. We are working on our Zandvliet water recycling plant, while construction is starting on our Monwabisi and Strandfontein desalination plants. The drought charge will be used to pay for the capital and operating costs component of projects.
Residents have done well to reduce consumption to conserve our limited water supplies in the dams.
The City has already increased the yield from the Atlantis Aquifer by an additional 5 million litres per day and is also pumping an additional 2 million litres of water per day from the springs in the city centre into the Molteno Reservoir in Oranjezicht.
However with our dams at dangerously low levels heading into the long, dry summer season, based on current consumption and should no additional water be added to the supply system, the city could reach Day Zero, when most taps will be turned off when dam levels reach 13,5% in May 2018.
At this point residents would have to collect water from approximately 200 collection sites across the city. Many residents have done well to reduce consumption but the collective consumption of 500 million litres a day is yet to be reached. There are still many households who are not saving enough water and while the campaign to ensure
all residents comply with the 87 litre per day target will intensify, the City has to bring additional water supply projects online as speedily as possible in order to avoid acute water shortages.
The City’s Water Task Team is working tirelessly to expedite the programme and
bring additional supply online from ground water abstraction, desalination and
It is essential to the survival of all residents and the economy that the City does everything it can to ensure additional water supply. Some of the City’s drought interventions will also add to our operational costs and the drought charge will be used to offset those.
- How is it worked out?
The drought charge is based on your property value and is estimated at about 10% of the current municipal rates portion of your municipal account.
- Why can’t you rather borrow money than asking me to pay for it?
The City will be borrowing money to pay for capital projects which will need to be repaid. Operating projects also need to be repaid immediately.
- How much do you need to raise with this charge and for what?
We will need to raise R1 billion a year over three years to support vital water projects (capital and operating costs)
- When will it come into effect?
It is proposed to come into effect on 1 February 2018 subject the approval from the Minister of Finance and Council approval at the end of January.
- How long will the comment period be?
The comment period is from 5 December 2017 to 12 January 2018. The extensive communication campaign on the crisis for residents to provide input will run from the middle of December 2017 to the first week in January 2018.
- Why are you again hitting the middle classes with increases?
Every Capetonian will be contributing to the drought charge except for residents in properties valued below R400 000 and commercial properties with a valuation of below R50 000. A charge based on property valuations has been deemed the most progressive of the options while being the most equitable and fair to poor households.
The City has strived to ensure that this charge is not more than what residents’ and businesses’ water bill was before the drought.
- Why do you use R400 000 as the property values? The limit should be much higher.
The drought charge recognises the support for indigent households/the vulnerable. Although property value as a measurement of one’s circumstances is not 100% fitted to every individual circumstance, it is the best method that we have at our disposal to determine as fair a charge as possible.
The City believes that a drought charge, to partly compensate for the loss of income due to the reduced water use, is a fair way of generating income to avoid Day Zero when most of the taps will run dry.
Our calculations show that ratepayers’ total municipal accounts including the drought charge, would in general be less than a year ago, before the drought.
By applying the drought charge to residential properties above R400 000 and commercial properties above R50 000, the vulnerable are protected and exempted from the drought charge.
- Do the current rates rebates that apply on standard property rates also apply to the drought charge?
Yes. The current rates rebates that apply on the standard property rates will also apply to this drought charge.
- What about the vulnerable people such as pensioners and the indigent, are they protected?
These residents are protected. The drought charge is a taxation based on the City’s Property Rates Policy. This provides the support for this category of residents.
- Is the Mayor allowed to propose such an increase in the middle of the financial year?
Yes, this will be subject to approval from the Minister of Finance for an exemption from the Municipal Finance Management Act. Cape Town is a declared disaster area and this is an emergency situation.
- For how long would this charge be in effect?
Three years until 30 June 2021. It is a temporary measure subject to the rainfall and dam levels.
- Will there be tariff increases coming as well?
Yes, annual tariff increases will be proposed, as per the norm. The City will, as always try to stay as close to the inflation range as is possible, except for high usage where the tariff is proportionate to the usage. We are contemplating every option to avoid Day Zero.
- Why have you waited until December, when people are going on holiday, to start this process?
This is a crisis and an emergency. The City is working hard and looking at all options to ensure additional supply. We need residents on board in this partnership to save water and to make additional supply available. This is the only way we can avoid Day Zero when residents will have to queue for water from approximately 200 collection sites across the city.
- Is it compulsory?
Yes, once approved by the National Minister of Finance, the drought charge will be a legal and binding decision by the City of Cape Town.
- Will this charge change if my building plan changes or when my valuation objection/appeal has been successful?
Yes, the drought charge will be applicable from the implementation date of the new building plan or effective date of the objection/appeal outcome of the property.
- Where do I find my valuation?
Your municipal account contains your valuation information and the valuation roll is also to be found on www.capetown.gov.za
- What am I going to pay if this is approved?
Impact of proposed drought charge (examples)
(Applied to residential properties with a valuation of R400 000 and above, while it will be applied to all commercial properties with a valuation of R50 000 and above).
This table excludes any rebates that might apply to specific ratepayers. The rebate would apply.
|Residential property valuation (without rebates)
|Suggested monthly drought charge||Commercial property valuation
|Suggested monthly drought charge
|Less than 400 000||R0||Less than 50 000||R0|
|400 000||R25||50 000||R10|
|600 000||R35||500 000||R60|
|800 000||R45||750 000||R85|
|1 000 000||R60||1 000 000||R115|
|2 000 000||R115||2 500 000||R280|
|3 000 000||R170||5 000 000||R560|
|4 000 000||R225||10 000 000||R1 120|
|5 000 000||R280||15 000 000||R1 680|
|6 000 000||R340||20 000 000||R2 240|
|7 000 000||R420||30 000 000||R3 360|
|10 000 000||R565||50 000 000||R5 600|
|20 000 000||R1 120||100 000 000||R11 200|
|50 000 000||R2 800||500 000 000||R56 000|
- How can I comment?
Please submit your comments, inputs or recommendations to email@example.com
Level 6 CoCT water restrictions – Effective 1 January 2018
Western Cape Provincial Gazette 7850 1 December 2017
CITY OF CAPE TOWN
PUBLIC NOTICE IN TERMS OF SECTION 36(1) OF THE CITY OF CAPE TOWN WATER BY-LAW, 2010
In view of the ongoing dire drought situation, the Director: Water and Sanitation of the City of Cape Town hereby gives notice of level 6 water
restrictions and measures as detailed herein.
In summary, key new restriction measures include:
• residential units consuming more than 10 500 litres per month will be prioritised for enforcement
• non-residential properties to reduce consumption by 45%
• agricultural users to reduce consumption by 60%
• the use of borehole water for outdoor purposes is discouraged in order to preserve groundwater resources
Please note that permission from the National Department of Water and Sanitation is required in order to sell or buy borehole/wellpoint water.
Failure to comply with this notice may constitute an offence in terms of the aforementioned By-Law (or as amended) and the accused will be liable
to an admission of guilt ﬁne and, in accordance with Section 36(4) of the Water By-Law, 2010 (or as amended), an installation of a water
management device(s) at premises where the non-compliance occurs. The cost thereof will be billed to the relevant account holder.
This notice is effective from 1 January 2018.
LEVEL 6 WATER RESTRICTIONS
The City of Cape Town has implemented Level 6 Water Restrictions, effective from 1 January 2018 until further notice.
RESTRICTIONS APPLICABLE TO ALL CUSTOMERS
• No watering/irrigation with municipal drinking water allowed. This includes watering/irrigation of gardens, vegetables, agricultural crops, sports
ﬁelds, golf courses, nurseries, parks and other open spaces. Nurseries and customers involved in agricultural activities or with historical gardens
may apply for exemption. For more information, visit www.capetown.gov.za/thinkwater.
• The use of borehole/wellpoint water for outdoor purposes, including watering/irrigating and ﬁlling/topping up of swimming pools, is strongly
discouraged in order to preserve groundwater resources in the current dire drought situation. Borehole/wellpoint water should rather be used for
• All boreholes and wellpoints must be registered with the City and must display the official City of Cape Town signage clearly visible from a
public thoroughfare. Visit www.capetown.gov.za/thinkwater for how to register.
• All properties where alternative, non-drinking water resources are used (including rainwater harvesting, greywater, treated effluent water and
spring water) must display signage to this effect clearly visible from a public thoroughfare. Visit www.capetown.gov.za/thinkwater for further
• No topping up (manual/automatic) ﬁlling or reﬁlling of swimming pools with municipal drinking water is allowed, even if ﬁtted with a pool
• The use of portable or any temporary play pools is prohibited.
• No washing of vehicles (including taxis), trailers, caravans and boats with municipal drinking water allowed. These must be washed with
non-drinking water or cleaned with waterless products or dry steam cleaning processes. This applies to all customers, including formal and
informal car washes.
• No washing or hosing down of hard-surfaced or paved areas with municipal drinking water allowed. Users, such as abattoirs, food processing
industries, care facilities, animal shelters and other industries or facilities with special needs (health/safety related only) must apply for
exemption. For more information, visit www.capetown.gov.za/thinkwater.
• The use of municipal drinking water for ornamental water fountains or water features is prohibited.
• Customers are strongly encouraged to install water efficient parts, ﬁttings and technologies to minimise water use at all taps, showerheads and
other plumbing components.
RESTRICTIONS APPLICABLE TO RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS
• All residents are required to use no more than 87.5 litres of municipal drinking water per person per day in total irrespective of whether you
are at home, work or elsewhere. Therefore, a residential property with four occupants, for example, is expected to use at most 10 500 litres per
• Single residential properties consuming more than 10 500 litres of municipal drinking water per month will be prioritised for enforcement (see
note 1). Properties where the number of occupants necessitates higher consumption are encouraged to apply for an increase in quota. For more
information, visit www.capetown.gov.za/thinkwater.
• Cluster developments (ﬂats and housing complexes) consuming more than 10 500 litres of municipal drinking water per unit per month will be
prioritised for enforcement (see note 1). Cluster developments with units where the number of occupants necessitates higher consumption are
encouraged to apply for an increase in quota. For more information, visit www.capetown.gov.za/thinkwater.
• You are encouraged to ﬂush toilets (e.g. manually using a bucket) with greywater, rainwater or other non-drinking water.
• No increase of the indigent water allocation over and above the free 350 litres a day will be granted, unless through prior application and
permission for speciﬁc events such as burial ceremonies.
RESTRICTIONS APPLICABLE TO NON-RESIDENTIAL CUSTOMERS
• All non-residential properties (e.g. commercial and industrial properties, schools, clubs and institutions) must ensure that their monthly
consumption of municipal drinking water is reduced by 45% compared to the corresponding period in 2015 (pre drought). (See note 1 below.)
• All agricultural users must ensure that their monthly consumption of municipal drinking water is reduced by 60% compared to the corresponding
period in 2015 (pre drought). (See note 1 below.)
• The operation of spray parks is prohibited.
• No new landscaping or sports ﬁelds may be established, except if irrigated only with non-drinking water.
• For users supplied with water in terms of special contracts (notarial deeds, water service intermediaries or water service providers), the contract
conditions shall apply.
NOTE 1: Failure to comply will constitute an offence in terms of the City’s Water By-Law, 2010 (or as amended). The accused will be liable to
an admission of guilt ﬁne and, in accordance with Section 36(4), an installation of a water management device(s) at premises where the
non-compliance occurs. The cost thereof will be billed to the relevant account holder. Customers with good reason for higher consumption need to
provide the City with motivation to justify their higher consumption.
Other restrictive measures, not detailed above, as stipulated in Schedule 1 of the Water By-Law, 2010 (or as amended) still apply.
Exemptions issued under Level 4B and 5 restrictions still apply, subject to review with the possibility of being revoked. Water pressure has
been reduced to limit consumption and water leaks, and such may cause intermittent water supply.
For further information visit www.capetown.gov.za/thinkwater or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Health Screening and Assessment Day 21 November 2017
As some of you know Stonehurst Gym, is a Discovery Vitality Partner. For the last few years we have an iPad stationed in the Gym whereby Discovery members can claim their Vitality Points.
As an added benefit to all residents, on the 21st November 2017 we have sourced three professionals to put together a Vitality Assessment Day.
From 0800-18h00 there will be a Biokineticist, and Registered Nurse that will be able to conduct the various annual assessments whereby you can boost your points towards your Vitality Status.
While this idea was initially for the Discovery Vitality members, members of other medical aid schemes, including Momentum Multiply, and even non-medical aid members can have these various tests done.
Bookings for all the assessments are essential, as spaces are limited. Please see below for information on how to book each test.
For further information or queries please consult the notice boards at the Lifestyle Centre, The Stonehurst Blog, or alternatively contact email@example.com, Please provide telephonic contact details to enable prompt response to secure your booking.
The assessment is R375 per person.
People are requested to pay by either credit card or cash. If applicable this fee can be claimed directly from the Medical Aid.
Couples can be seen together. Assessments are between 20-30minutes.
Bookings can be made by mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Nurse – Health Screening
For Discovery Medical Aid Members the Health Screening is free.
If only on Discovery Vitality, Life Policy, Momentum and non-medical aid members the screening is R285 per person.
HIV Testing is included.
Screenings are 15 minutes individually or 20 minutes per couple.
If payment is required it is requested to be preferably made cash on the day, or alternatively Ilna will invoice you afterwards.
Bookings can be made by mailing email@example.com
HOW CAN WE BE THERE FOR SOMEONE WHO KEEPS MAKING BAD CHOICES?
This is an issue very close to many of our hearts and most of us would think that talking or intervention would be the most powerful approach. To me, it seemed to be the only way that I could actually ‘do something’. But would it be the right something??
Sometimes, intervention is a good and very effective step to take but if the person is not willing to hear, then the result is almost always a severe breakdown in relationship.
And how can we be of any help if we are not allowed into the person’s life?
So I did some surfing on the net, to see what the advice I could gather. I read articles and stories from both Godly and secular sources and I feel that I have a much better understanding on the subject – in fact I feel freed from my self-imposed responsibility to ‘fix it’ and freed into just having a true and loving relationship with this person.
It’s difficult to stand by and watch the people we love make choices that we believe are not good for them.
It is our love for them that makes us care about them …that makes us concerned for them and makes us hurt for them because we know that they will almost certainly reap bad results from their choices.
But we have no right to force our choices on anyone else – unless they would like to know what we think.
If someone is opening up to you and telling you about the choices that they are making or the things that they are doing, but NOT asking you for advice, then the very best thing that you could say to them would be something like this …” I love you and I want your life to work out well. If this is what you feel is right for you, then I am praying that it all works out for you.”
It won’t help to be critical or judgemental. We need to keep the communication open so that that they feel that they can come to us if they get to a point where they see that they have made a bad mistake. They may never choose to see it but we can only help if we are alongside them.
Navigating how we deal with loved ones who are continually making bad choices, is one of the most challenging things that we will face in our lives. But the reality is that we live in a world of bad choices. We will watch others make them. And we will make them too.
The key thing to remember is that you cannot measure another person’s behaviour against your own.
Everyone is accountable for their own actions. The very best thing that we can do for someone is to love them.
- Linda Prins 083 289 5915
We will be hosting a fellowship meeting in our home, 48 Helderberg Close, Stonehurst Mountain Estate, at 9 thirty am on the first Sunday of every month.
We invite you to join us and bring your young ones too!
Attached, please find an image of the eSpring.
I am proud to announce that I am selling these water purification systems, known as the eSpring.
Why the eSpring?
1. It makes water cleaner, clearer and better tasting.
2. The quality of water is better.
3. The NSF has tested and certified the eSpring, therefore proven performance.
4. Unique, advanced technology.
5. eSpring has been packed by years of research.
6. Greater convenience.
7. Less maintenance.
8. Greater value.
What are the benefits?
1. Removes more than 140 contaminants, including lead and mercury.
2. Improves water taste, smell and clarity.
3. Destroys more than 99.99% of disease-causing waterborne bacteria and viruses to further improve quality and safety.
4. It holds up to 5000 liters of water, that’s enough water for a family of 6 and the cartridges only have to replaced on a yearly basis.
Need I say more?
If you would like to purchase one for your house, please Whatsapp me on 072 455 7169.
DISCLAIMER: Stonehurst Mountain Estate Owners Association does not specifically endorse any product or service and the contents of these articles may not reflect the views of the Estate, Trustees or Residents. These articles are for information purposes only. Anyone using information from these articles does so at their own risk
Stonehurst Mountain Estate Owners Association would like to welcome Christopher J Nel as our new Maintenance Manager.
Chris, a local Southern Suburbs resident, has a long and illustrious history with the Navy, where he acquired a wide range of technical and logistical skills, including project management, instrumentation, construction, training, firefighting, first aid, and conflict resolution. Chris has also been involved in IT, as a business owner, and has extensive knowledge of computer systems and related technologies. Chris is married with two sons, is well-read and well-travelled.
Chris has been appointed to manage all maintenance aspects of the common property at Stonehurst Mountain Estate, including the Lifestyle Centre, under the direction of Estate Management and the Trustees. His responsibilities include general maintenance of estate assets, ensuring that the ground staff team attend to planned regular maintenance projects, as well as to address ad-hoc maintenance issues that arise from time to time. He will also assist the Estate Manager in the roll-out of planned CAPEX projects and the building management aspects of the Estate, ensuring compliance with the Architectural Design Manual and certain Estate regulations.
We are confident that Chris will utilise his full experience and knowledge to address all of Stonehurst’s current maintenance issues, as well as any maintenance challenges that may arise in the future.
We wish Chris all the best in his new position and look forward to working closely with him in order to ensure that the highest standards are met and maintained at Stonehurst, with a view to making our Estate among the top rated residential security Estates in the Western Cape, if not the country.
We request that should you wish to raise any maintenance issues which you believe require attention, that you do not contact Chris directly, but rather log a Helpdesk Ticket at http://helpdesk.stonehurstmountainestate.org/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org – This will ensure that the matter is seen by the correct people and assigned accordingly, in order that it is dealt with properly and efficiently, to the benefit of all Members of the HOA.
Exciting update! Jaguar Land Rover Constantiaberg has kindly offered to provide sponsorship for this event. There will also be an opportunity for attendees to see the newer models from the dealer ship ‘in the flesh’.
Jaguar Land Rover Constantiaberg will also be providing some branded give-aways and prizes that YOU can win!
If you use the promo code “JAGUAR” when booking you will receive a 30% discount (and only pay R70 / ticket!). So book NOW to avoid disappointment as sponsored tickets are limited
Click HERE to book http://qkt.io/TRWINE – its easy!
Join us for an evening of wine tasting a carefully chosen selection of wines by the African Day Wine Club, hosted by Malcolm Doyle-Davidson in collaboration with the Toy Run Cape Town to raise funds for this excellent cause – providing toys over the holidays to the needy children of the Western Cape –
A selection of cheese and other snacks will be served with your wine for your pleasure & enjoyment.
Whether you donate toys & gifts or funds, you immediately change the lives of children in need in homes, orphanages, places of safety and hospitals around the Western Cape – YOU can make the difference!
There will also be a small auction of a few items – including the giant Toy Run Teddy Bears, artworks, and wines & as well as a lucky draw
Limited to 100 tickets
If you have a table for 10 or more people, use the promo code “TRWINE” for a 10% discount
Thank you for your support
BOOK TICKETS NOW Http://qkt.io/TRWINE
2017 Toy Run Sponsors (If your company can help in partnering with the Toy Run, please contact email@example.com)
About the African Day Wine Club
African Day is a commercial wine club founded in 2002 for the sole purpose of sourcing good quality wines, many not generally available through traditional channels, for our customers. We look to make the best deal we can for the Wine farm, for you, the customer, and African Day. If we can keep these elements in balance and harmony, then everyone benefits and ultimately profits.
Maintaining industry leadership through Relationship-based pricing
Our guarantee is also simple: if for any reason the wine you receive is not to your liking or taste, then put the empty or opened bottle(s) back in the box and I’ll collect it and refund you. Also, with the exception of our “Sandy Bay” selections (self-explanatory, I hope), all our wines are labeled. We can, however, source unlabeled wine for you should you want to label it yourself for Fundraising or Special Gifts. In fact, allow us the opportunity to quote on any of your needs, including the design and labeling for the wine.
Quality first, then Value and Savings
Every month or so we put together 6 and 12 bottle packs of red and white wines. These selections are simply to afford you a sampling of wines that we believe will complement any occasion that calls for wine. However, you are not restricted to these wines; please feel free to create your own selection. Similarly if you don’t see certain wines on our list, then ask about them, and we’ll get back to you with a competitive price.
A last word about our wine selections – many of them have been in the Club since our beginnings 12 years ago. Just as we enjoy some extraordinary relationships with customers, so, too, do we have great love affairs with certain wines and wine estates. To change simply for the sake of change is shallow and fairly meaningless; we believe that quality and taste reign supreme, and that unless something better comes along we will remain with what we know, love and enjoy. And I know, from meeting every customer over the years, that many of you are delighted at being able to stock up on old favourites while also having the opportunity of trying something new. That in short is why we are still in business – because we enjoy doing what we do and because you, our customers, invest in keeping us going!
So, come share and enjoy the wonderful world that is wine and African Day,
ACT NOW – AND STAND UP TO THE APPARENT BULLYING TACTICS OF THE CITY OF CAPE TOWN!
A participatory democracy is meant to be one in which inputs from the people are taken seriously in the decision-making process. Unfortunately, across Cape Town, we see the City doing little to take all affected parties into consideration when pushing through developments.
Now we at Stonehurst – and in the surrounding community – are to be directly affected by the City’s plans for Erf 13372 Constantia at Westlake – otherwise known to the community as The Bee Farm.
In order to ensure our rights as citizens and ratepayers of the City of Cape Town are protected, we encourage you to lodge an objection to the proposed Subdivision and Rezoning of Erf 13372 Constantia READ HOW HERE 201708_RezoningErf13372_LetterToResidents
It is critical that each objection is lodged independently with the relevant authority, and that these appear to be unique objections (rather than grouped as one objection). To this end please read the attached information sheet carefully and action by lodging your personal objection. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org and copy in email@example.com
You can also give us the hard copy to lodge for you (please get it to us by the end of next week Friday 11 August 2017)
Sketch plan of what the new intersection will actually look like, rather the applicants erroneous depiction
Amended objection from the HOA 2017_RezoningBeeFarm_ObjectionMotivation_Master
We also strongly encourage you to send this communication on to anyone you may know who lives in the area, or has reason or even just the interest to comment. This is not just about Stonehurst, but about the City pushing through developments against the will of the people. This proposal is just one of many instances where the public participation process seems to be viewed by the City as a mere triviality, not to be taken seriously. There has been no meaningful engagement regarding this project and the City appears hell bent on pushing through the development, just as it is trying to do in so many other areas.
We no longer live under the old apartheid regime, we live in a participatory democracy. It is bad enough that we see the corruption we do in state leadership, now, it seems we face the same at a local level where our elected leaders are doing little, if anything, to protect our interests.
To change this we must to stand together to ensure the voices of the people and communities are heard!
Please lodge your objection before 14 August 2017.
For other information on this and related matters please see: