Witsand Solar Desalination Plant Update

Philip HendricksUncategorizedLeave a Comment

witsand

WITSAND SOLAR DESALINATION PLANT Cape Environmental Assessment Practitioners INFORMATION PACK Hessequa Municipality intends to implement a 72.3Kwh solar operated reverse osmosis (RO) desalination plant situated across Portions 1/490, 723 & 2/485 located approximately 6km upstream from the Breede River mouth. Witsand experiences water shortages, most notably during the peak periods, but the ongoing drought in the Western Cape and the … Read More

LEVEL 3 WATER RESTRICTIONS FOR Riversdale

Philip HendricksUncategorizedLeave a Comment

WATER RESTRICITIONS LEVEL 3 RIVERSDALE

LEVEL 3 WATER RESTRICTIONS now in place for RIVERSDALE Gardens may only be watered ONCE A WEEK between 17h00 – 19h00. Water hoses may not be used without supervision. Hosing down of paving and cement surfaces are not permitted. Washing of vehicles/boats/caravans will be allowed by means of a bucket. All properties where alternative water resources are used, must ensure they display … Read More

First solar powered desalination plant launched in South Africa

Philip HendricksUncategorizedLeave a Comment

Witsand desalination plant

The first highly cost-effective solar powered desalination plant in South Africa will be commissioned by the end of October 2018 at Witsand, Hessequa Municipality, Western Cape. The project was initiated by Prof. Erwin Schwella, Professor of Public Leadership at Stellenbosch and Tilburg Universities with the Municipality of Hessequa. This project is co-funded by the Western Cape Government through the drought … Read More

Hessequa Journey towards renewable energy

Philip HendricksUncategorizedLeave a Comment

100-green-137x0

Rapidly increasing electricity prices, significant decreases in the price of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies, as well as increasing availability of financing have all combined to create a large demand for viable small scale embedded generation and energy efficiency systems in South Africa. At the same time, over the past few years, municipalities have taken up the challenge to explore … Read More

Dune at Lappiesbaai Beach, Stilbaai

Philip HendricksUncategorizedLeave a Comment

Stilbaai

The Hessequa Municipality appointed the CSIR to update the 1993 Management Plan for the sandspit east of the Goukou Estuary Mouth, the Lappiesbaai public beach and the foredune located seaward of the houses east of the parking area (CSIR, 1993). Where-as the study area for the 1993 Management Plan included the foredune area between the Goukou Estuary mouth eastwards to … Read More

VERBRANDING VAN AFVAL IS ONWETTIG

Philip HendricksUncategorizedLeave a Comment

afvalverbranding

Afvalverbranding is onwettig en niemand behalwe die munisipaliteit of ʼn persoon gemagtig deur die munisipaliteit mag enige vullis van enige perseel verwyder of daarvan wegdoen nie. Vir plaasbewoners/eienaars is verbranding ‘n algemene daaglikse praktyk. Met die intree van afvalwetgewing in 2008 het dit elkeen se plig geword om besoedeling so ver moontlik te voorkom. Vullisverwydering in munisipale areas word as … Read More

3rd plek in Wes-Kaapse Groenste Munisipaliteit Kompetisie

Philip HendricksUncategorizedLeave a Comment

DSC_5151

Hessequa Munisipaliteit het algehele derde plek in die behaal en ʼn prysgeld van R50 000 ontvang. Die Wes-Kaapse Departement Omgewingsake en Ontwikkelingsbeplanning het op Maandag, 27 November 2017 tydens ‘n toekenningseremonie in Somerset-Wes, erkenning gegee aan Wes-Kaap munisipaliteite wat ernstig is oor vergroening. Hessequa munisipaliteit het spesiale toekennings ontvang vir leierskap, mees konsekwente munisipaliteit asook stedelike verfraaiing. Hessequa munisipaliteit het gedurende … Read More

Verwydering van Nurdles

Philip HendricksUncategorizedLeave a Comment

Nurdles

Hessequa munisipaliteit, Coastal Cleanup Conservation Trust, S.M.A.R.T (Stranded Marine Animal Rescue Team) en die Gouritsmond gemeenskap het kragte saamgesnoer om die “nurdles” krisis op Gouritsmond se strand te probeer verlig. Hessequa munisipaliteit het ongeveer 45 “Community Work Program” (CWP) werkers, wat tans in Albertinia gestasioneer is, na Gouritsmond gestuur om die S.M.A.R.T. span te ondersteun in hul skoonmaakaksie. “Nurdles” is … Read More

BLOUVLAGSTRANDE VIR HESSEQUA

Philip HendricksUncategorizedLeave a Comment

Blue_Flag

Vakansiegangers kan hierdie somervakansie kies en keur uit ses verskillende blouvlagstrande in die Hessequa-streek. Blouvlag-status beteken dat strande skoon en veilig is en voldoen aan internasionale veiligheids- en toerismestandaarde. Blouvlag-status is ʼn lokmiddel vir toerisme, aangesien internasionale besoekers weet wat om te verwag wanneer hulle só strand besoek. 62 Blou Vlae sal hierdie feesseisoen op 44 strande wapper in Suid-Afrika. … Read More