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Neighbourly Notes – 29 July 2021

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Neighbourly Notes – 29 July 2021
LIONS SHARE: Having learnt that the opposite folks at Damant Hotel had been appealing for water donations after having attach in eight 1,000 litre tanks, the Port Alfred Lions Club determined to help by delivering 12,000 litres of pure tested dune water at Damant Hotel on Tuesday morning. The Lions are pictured with Damant Hotel supervisor Margaret Barnard, board members and diversified volunteers. ‘We would worship to effort diversified provider organisations to assemble the identical or identical,’ stated Lion Mike Newlands. Image: ROB KNOWLES

AFTER 429 days, after Sunday’s announcement by the President and having crested the peak of the third-wave of the virus, we are actually on adjusted Level 3 of the nationwide lockdown. The curfew has been eased and now runs from 10pm to 4am on daily basis, which manner restaurants can even just terminate commence till 9pm. Bars, pubs, taverns and shabeens are commence as per genuine licensing hours except they need to terminate serving alcohol at 8pm. Bottle stores can operate from 10am to 6pm from Monday to Thursday. Non-well-known products and services much like gyms, successfully being spas etc can operate self-discipline to conditions. Gatherings are dissuaded but puny to 50 of us indoors and 100 outside or 50% of the capability, whichever is fewer. Interprovincial stir is allowed once extra.

WERE you impressed by President Cyril Ramaphosa’s speech on Sunday evening? It appears that folk are all of sudden mindful that the ANC and the authorities are no longer the identical component in spite of all the pieces. Whereas Ramaphosa did lisp the staunch issues about offering no quarter to these fascinated with the looting and rioting, it used to make certain that the ANC hierarchy would be protected. Where had been the ANC when the warning signs of a voice going on in KZN if Zuma used to be arrested had been evident to each person? The dearth of forward planning by authorities, and led by the ANC, must unexcited also be viewed as criminal and these accountable need to be exposed and made to step aside.

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THERE are so many problems the municipality is currently going via due to its reluctance to utilise the many talents on hand in the community. As an recurring put to retire for the extra lucky, now we have one of the most most country’s most effective retired engineers, industrial of us, lecturers, accountants, mission managers and a good deal of extra talents and a wealth of abilities. In all likelihood among these retirees are some who would lend their talents to repair some of our problems with water, sewerage and extinguish management, if easiest the municipality used to be spirited. It used to be tried earlier than take note, when the Ndlambe Motion Neighborhood tried to attend the municipality. Ratepayers have a staunch to know precisely what is going on and to receive excessive but constructive comments. If a municipal skilled is never any longer performing they need to be modified by any individual who can assemble the job. As a substitute we proceed to pay the salaries ofthose who can’t assemble their jobs and the problems persist.

HAS any individual been following the 2020 Tokyo Olympics? After being postponed in 2020 the XXXII Olympiad began on July 23 and must unexcited terminate on August 8. By this time we are almost hallway via and South Africa has two silver medals – Tatjana Schoenmaker won her silver medal in the females’s100m breaststroke all around the swimming match on Day 4 and Bianca Buitendag persisted her lovely assemble to reach the closing of the females’s browsing on the identical day, guaranteeing no longer no longer up to a silver. However the lustre of the Games has long gone, potentially as a result of pandemic and it implications, and a good deal of of us are simply no longer as attracted to the Olympics as they had been in the previous.

FANCY doing something diversified this weekend? Why no longer pay a seek the recommendation of with to the Medolino Park Farmers Market on Saturday and stare what is on provide. Fresh house owners of Medolino, Susan and Johnny, would be at liberty to receive your acquaintance and declare you one of the most most plans they’ve to turn the park into an active community hub.

CONGRATULATIONS to each person celebrating a birthday in the week forward and can just you all be blessed with a whole bunch true issues in the lengthy bustle, particularly Mattie Wooden, Ann Hulley, Neville Henley, Athol Canny, Kittie Joubert, Sue Broom, Elaine Brown, Doreen Dold, Maureen Thierson, Alex van der Merwe, Richard Legg, Mitch Haupt, Leonard Smit, Greg Reed, Juan Bessinger, Glen Henning, Eileen Denis, Peter Thorp, Melinda Frankenfeld, Kerynn Dahl, Ben Timm, Simon du Plessis, Megan Wright, Ivor Phillips, Maureen Truscott, Louise Swanepoel, Andre Laas, Marin Johnson, Lyneth Gradwell, Tracy Lloyd, Anthony Skipper, Kye Macgregor, Stina Baker, Jacobus Grove, Taryn Lee, Petro Pretorius, Patrick Atkinson, Linda Edwards, Thandukolo Vaaltein, Tanya Adams and Magda Mugge.

BUSINESS anniversary congratulations and persisted success for a huge selection of years yet to come to Kekkel and Kraai, and L&W Couriers is celebrating its 11- year anniversary.

RATINGS agency, Commonplace and Downhearted, saved the outlook as stable all around the hot unrest which used to be true facts for the economy. Basically primarily based on S&P’s contemporary anecdote (no longer a rating revue) that is did no longer stare the most up-to-date unrest having a explain affect on the viability of the country. Nonetheless, Fitch, Short-tempered’s and S&P have us several steps beneath funding level. Saudi Prince Abdulaziz bin Salman has vowed to manage oil production and to “drain every closing molecule” of oil from his oilfields in declare to take hang of alter for so lengthy as conceivable. This would receive oil prices a extremely attention-grabbing topic of the subsequent months. With 2020’s figures in brackets to compare against, the rand used to be buying and selling at R14.88 to the Greenback (R16.53), R20.52 to the Pound (R21.29) and R17.55 to the Euro (R19.40). Gold used to be buying and selling at $1,798.369 ($1,925.51) per lovely ounce, platinum used to be $1,062.00 ($937.85) and Brent Horrible Oil at $74.93 per barrel ($43.48).

OUR sincerest condolences to the family and chums of Malcolm Evans who passed away peacefully Sunday July 25 at Damant Hotel. We particularly attach his accomplice Shirley and three children Stewart, Linda and Colleen and their families in our thoughts.

CONDOLENCES also to the family and chums of Olive Pike who passed away on Saturday July 24. Would per chance perchance per chance furthermore recollections of true instances spent together lift her loved ones via this unhappy time.

WE also imagine the family and chums of Donald Johnston after his passing. We particularly attach in our thoughts his accomplice, Margaret, their two sons Michael and Shane and their families

WEDDING anniversary greetings and most effective wishes for a huge selection of extra years to appreciate together to all couples having such an occasion, particularly Bev and Bess Radue.

THOUGHT for the week: “How inappropriate it’s for a girl to anticipate the man to create the sphere she desires, in put of to assemble it herself?”

BEST regards as continuously,


The Team.

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Neighbourly Notes – 29 July 2021