Emmarentia Residents Association info@era.org.za (000) 111-1111

NEW proposed City of Joburg tariffs for 2019/2020:

The increases listed below are to be implemented on 1 July 2019. You have a chance to comment on them for a month until 15 April 2019 by sending an email to
ratescomments@joburg.org.za
Pumzaj@joburg.org.za
tandisizwes@joburg.org.za

The Increases Are:
• Property rates increase by 5.5%
• Electricity increases by 12.2% (Nersa increase)
• Water increases by 9.9%
• Sewer increases by 9.9%
• Refuse increases by 7%

Come to a public meeting about the use of portions of Keith Fleming Park – 25 February 2019

This park is the stretch of green open space along the Spruit that leads from the Virgin Active Gym in Rustenburg Rd to the intersection of Ley and Tana Rds.

The section that this meeting will focus on is the southern side bounded by Rustenburg and Tana Rds opposite the Engen garage.

City Parks have agreed that it can be leased for projects that are primarily for Sports and Recreational purposes. Come and have your say about what you think should go there.

Date: Mon 25 February 2019
Time:          6.30pm sharp
Location: De La Salle Junior School. 13th St, Victory Park
Parking: limited space in the school, guarded on-street parking

Have your say on Air quality and Water Services

Notice of public meetings to receive further inputs from the public for the amendment of the Draft Air Pollution Control By-Laws, Air Quality Management Plan and the Water Services By-Laws for the City of Johannesburg

The City of Johannesburg Metropolitan Municipality published its intention to consider amendments for the above mentioned By Laws and Management Plan. The request for public comments was published in daily newspapers and in the Extra Ordinary Gauteng Provincial Government Gazette; Local Authority Notices 1372 of 2018 and 1456 of 2018. The public was granted 30 days commenting period.

Further to the above notices, and in order to enhance Public Participation in the By Law making process, the public is invited to the public meetings to receive further inputs to the amendment of the By Laws and management Plan.

For all the meetings, registration and tea will be served from 08:30 and meetings will start at 09:30, with lunch served at 13:00. The Schedule of the Public Meetings is as follows:

Air quality Saturday 16 February, Regions G and D, Diepkloof Hall
Air quality Saturday 23 February, Regions F, B and C, Roodepoort City Hall
Water Services Saturday 16 March, Regions G and D, Pimville Hall
Water Services Saturday 23 March, Regions F, B and C, Braamfischer MPCC
Water Services Saturday 30 March, Regions A and E, Ivory Park North Hall
Air Quality Saturday 6 April, Regions A and E, Ivory Park North Hall

Further information or enquiries regarding the public meetings may be submitted to the following email addresses:
shirleymor@joburg.org.za and/or cosmom@joburg.org.za and/or nondumisop@joburg.org.za

Issued on behalf of Councillor Margeret Sheron Arnolds, Chairperson: Environment & Infrastructure Services Section 79 Committee.
Acting Secretary to Council: Mrs Indraloshini Govender

City of Johannesburg, Metro Centre, 158 Civic Boulevard, Braamfontein, Johannesburg

Summer clean-up – 23 February 2019

Join us and give the dog walking section of Johannesburg Botanic Gardens, Emmarentia another workout. Come and help us pull/dig out invasive alien plants in grasslands and along the river, clear areas for picnicking, pick up litter and dog poop, tidy up, and much, much more. The more of you, the more we can do. Work for 30 minutes or more – all help welcome.

MEET at Orange Road entrance anytime from 8h00 to 12h00.

WEAR gumboots or strong walking shoes and dress sensibly.

BRING hat, suntan lotion, water bottle that you can refill, gardening gloves, garden forks, spades (big and small), hedge cutters, loppers. Community service letters to schoolkids will be given. Primary school kids must be accompanied by an adult.

IF YOU CAN’T COME:

  • Pay your gardener to come and assist us
  • Sponsor gardening equipment
  • Donate to ERA so we can buy gardening equipment needed: Emmarentia Residents Association, Nedbank; A/C 1975051173 Branch Code 198765; Ref # ERA clean up

For more info e-mail: info@era.org.za; 072 348 0578/082 469 2761

Spring makeover 20 October 2018

7:30 am – 12:00 pm

ERA needs your help to pull out invasive weeds, cut back trees, bushes, secure paths so they don’t become dongas and generally give the dog-walking section of Emmarentia park a spring makeover.

Meet at Orange Road entrance to Emmarentia park, any time from 7h30—12h00.

Wear gumboots or strong walking shoes. Bring hat, suntan lotion, gardening gloves, garden forks, spades (big and small), hedge cutters, loppers, water bottle that you can refill from out water containers. Community service letters to schoolkids will be given. Primary schoolkids must be accompanied by an adult.

If you can’t come, help us by:

  • Paying your gardener to assist
  • Sponsoring gardening equipment
  • Donate to ERA so we can buy gardening equipment needed: Emmarentia Residents Association, Nedbank; A/C 1975051173 Branch Code 198765; Ref # ERA clean up
  • donate to Let’s Work so that Felicity’s team can come and help us. LET’S WORK, Capitec, A/C 1552551790 Branch code 470010

Ref # 20 Oct Emm clean up

For more info or to offer some sponsorships please e-mail: info@era.org.za

Pensioners are urged to reapply for their pensioner rebates to be reinstated

Dear Residents

Are you a pensioner who owns a property?
Remember the end of September

The implementation of the City of Joburg’s 2018 General Valuation Roll requires all pensioner property owners to re-apply for their pensioner rates rebate.

Qualifying pensioners can take advantage of the City’s offer to have their rebate backdated to 1 July 2018, if they apply before or on 30 September 2018.

Application forms can be downloaded below:

60-69 years old:

60-69-Pensioner-Rebate

Over 70 years old:

70-pensioner-Rebate

Domestic workers watch revived

ERA has revived the monthly domestic workers watch meetings from September 26th to December 2018. Open to all domestic workers in Emmarentia, the meetings will cover various issues. The meetings will take place at the Emmarentia Sailing Club on Louw Geldenhuys Road from 10h00 – 11h30.

“The Emmarentia domestic watch was a good thing,” says Molly, one of the domestic workers who attended the previous Domestic Watch meetings. 

“It was a good thing to meet with other ladies, we shared a lot of things,” says Molly. “We taught each other about being aware of things happening around our workplace, to be always alert, even when walking in the street.”

The first talk is on identify theft on September 26. Cost (ERA is appealing to employers to cover the costs) R50 per session (to pay for speaker) plus R20 for tea.

Contact Anne Askew, ERA on 082 604 5806 or e-mail info@era.org.za to book places.

City taking steps to minimise the shot hole borer

The City is responding to the outbreak and is pleading with residents to inform them of any suspected infected tree, particularly trees in public spaces. For more details read here: https://www.joburg.org.za/media_/MediaStatements/Pages/2018%20Press%20Releases/City-taking-steps-to-minimize-the-impact-of-the-Polyphagous-Shot-Hole-Borer.aspx

How can you help?

The city has now joined the private initiative where it is trying to respond to trees in public spaces that are infected by PSHB.

Do you use the Gautrain regularly and would you like the Gautrain bus to add Emmarentia to its route?

Gautrain Bus Demand Survey provides opportunity for both current and potential Gautrain passengers that would like to use Gautrain bus from their point of origin to the station and from the station to their final destination. The data will assist in the planning for the expansion of the Gautrain bus networks at various Gautrain stations. This survey also allows the participants to set their geographical location. The geo-location helps the GMA to analyse the spatial distribution of Gautrain passengers in order to determine the best route to service the area and to place bus stops.

Note:

  • The information provided by participants will not be shared with any third party.
  • Your responses are entirely voluntary, and you may refuse to complete any part or all of this survey. This survey is designed to be anonymous, meaning that the information will be used by the GMA only and does not require your personal information except your location.

If you want to complete the survey go to https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/b9cdf26fc13a47c090e405b6eedc1e3c

COJ agrees to Buffalo/Niger Road closures – you have until 12 September to lodge objections

Residents of Buffalo Road and Niger Road in Emmarentia applied to the City of Johannesburg (COJ) for restricted access to their roads on the grounds of security concerns. COJ has approved this restricted access (see page 2 of the document below) in Provincial Notice 833 of 2018 in the Provincial Gazette number 228, dated 15 August 2018.

However, this is subject to Emmarentia residents and any other person that uses these roads agreeing to this. COJ has authorised the Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) to give effect to the restrictions and manage the consultative process in relations to these. Comments must be submitted on or before 15 September 2018.

ERA is managing the process of collecting comments from residents so please email info@emmarentia.co.za by 12 September 2018 so that we may consolidate the views expressed and submit a detailed response within the deadline.

See also:

http://era.org.za/event/proposed-road-closure-buffalo-road-east-niger-road-south/

for the original documents submitted by the applicants:

And read below for a short summary – this includes the details of which roads are affected and what times:

Road Closures final