Hout Bay Ratepayers – Blog

Sewerage in Storm Water Systems in Hout Bay

Source a: Dontse Yakhe (DY)/Hughenden Grey and Black Water from night-buckets, washing etc. is consistently decanted into the sides of township roads. This polluted water now runs from the upper sections of DY via the newly constructed road down into the existing Hughenden stormwater system, and out into the river. During a site-meeting in July…

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Living Next to IY

FYI Hughenden Estate owners have had meetings with Quintas, the mayor, Matthew Kempthorne, Riana Pretorius et al. There have been 2 site meetings regarding the incomplete fence and other issues. Numerous emails with images have been sent by us to CoCT. In an attempt to get out of here, because frankly, living in these circumstances…

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HBRA Legal Update

Since our last Annual General Meeting (AGM) quite a number of things have happened on the legal front – both in respect of existing litigation, as well as in respect of the City’s latest attempt to bypass its own bylaws to use the Triangle for a purpose that is not suited to it.The hearing on…

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HBRA ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – 2019

Hout Bay, Tuesday, 27 August 2019 – The Hout Bay Ratepayers Association (“HBRA”) held a successful Annual General Meeting on 27 August 2019. During the Chairperson’s address a few achievements of the past year were highlighted, notably taking the City of Cape Town to task in order to force the City to comply with legally…

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BROKEN PROMISES (PART 2)

Whose interests are political parties supposed to serve? The answer seems obvious, the interests of their voters of course. Local government, as opposed to National and Provincial, is the only level of government with directly elected political representatives. Political parties and their representatives are voted into power to represent the interests of their constituents, and…

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Broken Promises (PART 1)

BACKGROUND FACTS Since the early Nineties the community of Hout Bay and Imizamo Yethu have been negotiating with local and provincial government, to provide and to properly develop land for the existing informal settlers living in various places in Hout Bay. Initially only about 45 families were affected, but by the time the negotiations took…

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Is history repeating itself in IY?

The following article from 2004 is almost an exact replica of what is playing itself out again now in IY in 2018. When will it end? When will the city abide by it’s own resolutions? When will it take RESPONSIBILITY for IY and it’s sprawl? Hout Bay ratepayers, city in fresh dispute

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