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Neighbourly Notes – 12 August 2021

Neighbourly Notes – 12 August 2021
ENJOYING A BEAUTIFUL MEAL: Graze by the River changed into the meeting put on Ladies folk’s Day on Monday. Seated spherical the table, from the left were Samantha Greyling-Nassi, Jade Kerwan, Martin O’Connell, Sign Kerwan, Sandro Nassi, Heidi Kerwan and Pat Rimmer. Image: ROB KNOWLES

IT’S day 443 of the SA National lockdown now build at an adjusted stage 3. It appears many years (handiest 18 months) since we were out partying, socialising and making company. Many folk on the present time, critically the ragged or the infirmed, who possess had no company and are successfully stuck at house. The elderly living in care-centres and properties could per chance well handiest possess contact with other people of the house, and could per chance possess handiest spoken to relations over the cell phone. However it absolutely’s no longer ethical the ragged or the sick, the formative years possess had to take care of diminished social contact, but worse, many possess uncared for months and months of schooling. That is no longer something that can per chance even be without anguish remedied, and tons companies could per chance well set in mind matriculants from 2020 and 20021 as no longer adequately schooled having uncared for out on so noteworthy. However, this would per chance be an change for the formative years, as of us who excel all over these turbulent cases will no doubt succeed in lifestyles thereon after. THE water venture is now to this point past a comic epic. OK it changed into by no map amusing, but observing these that promised to repair the water venture doing summersaults in an attempt to mitigate their role on this debacle is fun. How noteworthy cash conclude we possess now to use on a water solution ahead of elevated Port Alfred receives water? The provincial authorities (be aware the Amatola RO plant?) along with our native municipality possess successfully thrown money at contractors who possess produced nothing. The Ndlambe Municipality appears to possess a long checklist of contractors who possess failed when attempting to present carrier (particularly contractors who lay pipelines, catch seawalls, repair potholes and so forth). Is that this a fault of the contractor, the picture evaluate committee or the municipality? At a time when we’re told to trim our hands ensuing from Covid-19, there isn’t any such thing as a water, and a few areas possess no longer had water for months. The municipality has nothing more than just a few white elephants to memoir for the entire money they’ve spent on failed “solutions”. We want to catch a take care of on his venture because it appears entirely past the capability of the municipality to repair the venture. You’re going to be in a local to tell your dissatisfaction on the polls in either three or six months’ time, when you’d wait that long.

NATIONALLY, Jacob Zuma has all as soon as more chanced on a loophole and shunned his day in court docket. It will no longer be a twist of fate that Zuma has repeatedly either walked out of court docket lawsuits or merely didn’t aid. This time, based mostly entirely on an SANDF doctor, Zuma suffered a stressful damage final yr that now requires “emergency surgery” and 6-months of convalescence. Expensive me, I know of us who possess had a limb amputated that took less than that to catch greater to corpulent successfully being. Justice need to quiet be served, and seen to be served, if the governing birthday party expects any appreciate from the final public in due route. It is time for serious motion in opposition to all these that are confirmed to possess looted the country.

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HAPPY birthday greetings to each person who’s one other yr older within the week ahead. Congratulations to all, especially Pat Cummns, Travis Dell, Juane Dorfling, Niki Smuts, Arleen Naude, Marjorie Henley, Wager Justus, Callum Timm, Geoffrey Southey, Gavin Ormandy, Allan Sheridan, Caylee Snyman, Jenna Rowe, Tracy Lloyd, Daphne MacLachlan, Pat Jones, Beys Justus, Campbell Westcott, Marion Bartlett, Hester Vorster, Neil de Villiers, Roger Coates, Thelma de Waal, Brian Hayward, Ian Macpherson, Dale Waters, Shirley Evans, Raymond Kelbrick, Matthew Steck, Josh Harvey, Owen Moore, Sandy Maclachlan, Amy Bennett, Carole Hill, Nancy Meyer, Gillis de Korte, Teago Pone, Rhonda Swanepoel, Salvage Gimbel, Jennifer Fullarton, Patrick Cull, Lionel Nel, Sinesipho Siyolo.

WELL performed, congrats and extra success for the future to the next companies who are having an anniversary, especially Spinning Reel Family Sea sprint Cottages, Chalets and B&B on their 58th anniversary.

MONEY, money, money; the economies of main countries are recuperating because the pandemic in their countries peters out. Nonetheless, a resurgence of cases could per chance well land us back where we were so, even in these countries (which surely don’t encompass SA) it’s too early to crack originate the champagne. With final yr’s figures in brack 20.43 to the Pound (R22.71) and R1,732 to the Euro (R20.47). Gold is trading at $1,737.42 ($1,932.23), Platinum at $985.00 ($940.11) and Brent Crude Oil at $69.82 per barrel ($43.52)

OUR sincerest condolences to the family and company of Lyn Constitution who passed away on Saturday August 7. We especially retain in our suggestions Peter and Mauneen Constitution, the slack Phyllis and John Dell, Lesley and Alfred Stevenson, Sign and the slack Keri Constitution and all her grandchildren and nice-grandchildren. Might per chance well merely the entire contented recollections of Nanna, elevate you through this disturbing time.

SINCEREST condolences to the family and company of Jaraslaw “Jeremy” Okonski who passed away on Friday August 6. We retain in our suggestions, on this disturbing time, his partner Ewa and his daughter Natalie, son in guidelines, Carl, and two grandsons Alexander and Björn.

OUR deepest sympathy to the family and company of Tony Versveld who passed away on Saturday August 7. Our suggestions are especially along with his partner Trish on this sad time.

WEDDING anniversary congratulations to all couples having fun with this elegant event, especially Mike and Sue Soroczynski, Jan and Pippa Sowtus, David and Jean McCowen, Dean and Juanita Jakins.

THOUGHT for the week: “One must marry one’s emotions to 1’s beliefs and suggestions. That is per chance the handiest map to present a measure of concord in one’s lifestyles.”

BEST regards as for all time,

The Group

Neighbourly Notes – 12 August 2021