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Neighbourly Notes – 8 July 2021

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Neighbourly Notes – 8 July 2021
LOST TO TIME: TotT seen a clock in the Port Alfred Civic Centre and donated by the Port Alfred Rotary Club to Ndlambe Municipality in 2005 used to be missing from its plaque. We requested long-time Rotarian Heather Howard about it. She talked about: ‘It used to be donated to commemorate Rotary Global’s 100th anniversary. It used to be an electric one attached to a creep and each time they vacuumed the carpets they unplugged the clock! I if truth be told don’t know what came about to it. I must procedure our board’s attention to it. Image: JON HOUZET

TODAY marks the 468th day of national lockdown, the next day (Friday) will price 67 weeks of cloak sporting, social distancing and being sprayed with alcohol (whereas, at the present, you would also’t bewitch alcohol to drink). As the an infection price increases in Gauteng, attributed to the Delta variant, it is that you just would also ponder of new amendments to Stage 4 lockdown can be announced. Firms and every person else are concerned that a intelligent level 5 lockdown will waste the economic system of the nation and lead to a extreme decrease in on hand jobs, redundancies and elevated poverty. This might perchance per chance perchance inevitably eye a inspiring elevate in crime, one thing we are already experiencing. The info are that, even supposing nearly all industries have suffered below lockdown restrictions, certain ones have been devastated. Tourism and the hospitality industries, on which the economic system of Ndlambe depends, might per chance perchance well in no intention entirely recover. Now we must make certain our most up-to-date actions attain now not lead to a level 5 lockdown, the penalties of which can per chance perchance turn Ndlambe, and particularly Port Alfred, true into a ghost city.

ONE of the gap’s largest problems is a completely inadequate provide of water. As has been discussed in other areas, the shortage of water has been a field for the explanation that 1970s, if now not before. Successive attempts to rectify the concern have been tried they generally’ve failed, in total at a degree when handiest partly accomplished, leaving the gap with out water for days, weeks and even months. Now, at a time when our new 2ML seawater reverse osmosis (RO) plant is it appears running at chunky ability, many aspects of city are restful getting no water, and efforts to occupy communal tanks around city has been launch to abuse, unauthorised occupy-u.s.and vandalism. The municipality has even been carting water from the RO plant to excessive-mendacity areas. Nonetheless we’re now not even receiving water at the volume and stress we were getting from the now-empty Sarel Hayward Dam, boreholes and dune wells. We’re if truth be told receiving some distance much less.

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IT would seem that, whereas you happen to might per chance perchance well be a highprofile baby-kisser the legislation would not be aware. Even if the ideal court docket in South Africa, the Constitutional Court docket, solutions against you, it is your loyal to position a inquire to for a rescission, so long as you’re a political chief. That is the message the ConCourt successfully broadcast when it determined to grant a hearing on Monday next week for erstwhile president, Jacob Zuma. With out a new proof, loyal inaccuracies in his submission to the court docket and having refused to give his aspect of the legend before each the Zondo Price and the ConCourt, there might per chance perchance well must be no chance of a rescission. Most likely, moderately, Zuma might per chance perchance well must be afforded an prolonged sentence for losing the court docket’s time. Worse, the Pietermaritzburg excessive court docket heard a submission by Zuma to overturn the ConCourts say. We’ll procure out on Friday morning if he used to be a hit nonetheless, at the time of writing, no arrest had been made. Absurd in the unparalleled, it is unconscionable that the excessive court docket even heard Zuma’s submission as a decrease court docket can now not overrule a ConCourt judgement, despite the nonsense spouted by his attorney, the EFF’s Dali Mpofu. Nonetheless extra irritating is the silence of politicians who might per chance perchance well must be upholding the structure against anarchy. The set are the police? Why are so many folks gathered at Nkandla and no person is doing one thing else about it? Clearly, the legislation would not be aware to every person.

HAPPY birthday to every person celebrating a varied day in the week ahead. Would possibly per chance perchance additionally there be many gorgeous instances ahead for all, in particular Justin Maddocks, Brandon Phillips, Layla Jonker, Phyllis Futter, Ben Beetge, Johnathan Riddin, Steve Gardner, Joan Boucher, Joshua Linforth, Jacques Johnson, Derrick Newson, John Crawford, Siobhan Stötter, Beryl Gass, Dulcie Lewis-Williams, Mary Walker, Peter Metcalf, Simon Boucher, Jolanta Hanstein, Ian Cunningham, Lydia Gimbel, Cheryl van de Spuy, Liezel van der Westhuizen, Lynette Matthews, Zandisile Qakamfana, David Roll, Inez Victor, Ryan Murphy, Marleen Coetzee, Ronald van Niekerk, Johan van Zyl, Portia Gwente, Resolve Owsley, Carel Scheepers, Oliver Robinson, Peter Fleischack.

BUSINESSES celebrating the success of 1 other yr – handiest desires for lots of additional anniversaries to ReMax Ocean Club Kenton-on-Sea, and Sungwa Bricks.

THE world economic system remains to be reeling from world lockdowns and markets are unsettled, making it now not easy for speculators to test what constitutes a stable guess for funding. Many countries around the area have needed to borrow cash to help their sick economies and all this might perchance might per chance perchance well also restful be paid abet, leaving them inclined for years to advance. China is transferring mercurial throughout the rising countries providing help in the constructing of most up-to-date industries, particularly electrical and water recovery vegetation, two an necessary utilitarian services urgently required in these countries. Smartly over 50% of the area’s files farms outdated to mine cryptocurrency files are housed in a single nation, China, making cryptocurrency files farms extraordinarily liable to hacking. The Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) can now not agree to grease manufacturing ranges, nonetheless this might perchance if truth be told work to our support and will eye oil prices dropping in the now not too some distance away future. On the substitute hand, there’s no relief but, as the gasoline sign elevated again on Wednesday morning: Unleaded petrol by 26c/l, leaded by 29c/l, diesel by a whopping 42c/l and illuminating paraffin by 36c/l. At a time when cash is scarce and the economic system is failing, the knock-on penalties of gasoline hikes will make things extra costly in the outlets. On the time of going to press and with closing yr’s figures in brackets to review against, the Rand used to be trading at R14.28 to the Dollar (R17.17), R19.75 to the Pound (R21.41) and R16.89 to the Euro (R19.35). Gold used to be trading at $1,810.40 per fine ounce ($1,776.57) with platinum at $1,108.00 ($741.93) with Brent Crude Oil at $75.73 per barrel ($43.16).

IT used to be unhappy to hear of the passing of Wally van der Meulen fair recently. Our solutions are along with his household and friends.

CONGRATULATIONS to all couples celebrating a marriage ceremony anniversary this week, in particular Darryl and Jolanta Hanstein, Ryan and Jo le Roux, Gavin and Amanda Rathbone.

THOUGHT for the week: “Prosperity depends extra on wanting what you’ve than having what you favor.”

BEST regards as continuously,


The Team.

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Neighbourly Notes – 8 July 2021