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

Dog poisoning—beware

Recently 40 dogs were poisoned in one night in a suburb in Roodepoort. If dogs die, thieves can get easier access to burgle homes. Experts advise dog-owners to keep dogs inside at night if possible. If you suspect your dog has been poisoned, take it immediately to the vet. Report any dog poisoning to SAPS Parkview.  

Dam study

City Parks has contracted an engineering firm to do a study of the top two dams in the dog-walking section of Emmarentia park. ERA has been accepted as an interested and affected party. Anyone that wants to make an input please e-mail us on  info@era.org.za

ERA launches WOZA

After almost a year of hard work, the Woza app is finally live and available for download from the app store on your smartphone.

For just R50 a month you get armed response anywhere in South Africa (82+ PSIRA-registered security companies on stand-by nationwide to respond to you)


Connect with your OWN security company if you need help @HOME


20% of the monthly fee is donated to Let’s Work and all Neighbourhood Watch Groups operating in the Ward 88 suburbs.

To find out more, check out:

The ERA letter to the community: https://tinyurl.com/yxftdgog

Woza – how it works and FAQ: https://tinyurl.com/y35rldby

Download the app: http://onelink.to/6aetwe

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

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.


  • 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:


Over 70 years old:


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.