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Eldosfm News Wrap Week Ending 26 April 2019 Featured

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Eldos Residents take Housing Concerns to the streets; COJ to Light Up Heavenly Valley; Large Scale Apathy among Youths Eligible to Vote in 2019 Elections and Aresebetseng Clean-up Campaign underway once again are among our top news stories for the week gone by. Read all the details and find more stories and images in our Weekly News Wrap below.

 

22 April 2019
No consistency with housing concerns says residents
On Saturday residents of Eldorado Park Ext 1 took their concerns to the street, alleging that although they have been promised houses by government outsiders have still occupied land in the area. Ward 18 councillor Fazel Jaffer says that he has spoken to leaders and requested that the community be addressed with regards to this issue and further urges resident to be patient. This follows a massive service delivery protest in 2017 with housing being one of the biggest concerns, the department of human settlements were in the area to do applications and registrations for housing and residents saying to date we have not received feedback.

 


Housing still a concern in Eldos
Amid numerous service delivery protest actions Eldorado Park ext1 residents took to the streets this past Saturday saying that they have been waiting for years with feedback. Ward 18 Councillor Fazel Jaffer explained that he went to Address the residents last week alongside members from the housing task team appealing that they don’t invade the open space because of the illegalities there of. They councillor says that they have spoken to the leadership in the city and requested the community to give them at least seven to eight days and the city will be able to address the community by Tuesday.

 


Aresebetseng clean-up campaign to take place this Weekend
As Part of the Aresebetseng initiative Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba will be in Eldorado Park for Spruit Avenue clean up. The clean-up will start in 8am and will finish at 12pm. Residents are urged to bring their cleaning equipment with them. Local Councillor Peter Rafferty has more.

 


23 April 2019
Aresebetseng clean-up campaign to take place this Weekend
As Part of the Aresebetseng initiative Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba will be in Eldorado Park for Spruit Avenue based in Eldorado Park proper clean up. Amid the increment of illegal dumping sites, the Aresebetseng initiative was implemented to maintain cleanliness in Johannesburg townships. The Mayor and local ward councillors work hand in hand with Pikitup to ensure that a different area in numerous townships are cleaned every month. The clean-up will commence at 8am and will conclude at 12pm. Residents are urged to bring their own cleaning equipment.

 


Heavenly Valley is lit
COJ executive Mayor Herman Mashaba and the MMC for Environment and Infrastructure Services Councillor Nico de Jager is expected to launch the start the electrification of Heavenly Valley an informal settlement in the vicinity of Klipspruit. The City will commence with the six point five-million-rand electrification of over fifty residences in the community. The project is inclusive of the installation of public lights. The electrification will commence at 10 am at Heavenly Valley, Calendula road Klipspruit west.

 


Lig vir die Valley
The mayor for the city of Johannesburg Herman Mashaba together with the MMC for environment and infrastructure services Nico de Jager is launching the start of the electrification of Heavenly Valley, an informal settlement in Klipspruit. The R6.5 million electrification will see over 50 residences in the community receive electricity, as well as the installation of public lights and will be completed by June this year.




24 April 2019
Aresebetseng aims to development communities
As Part of the A re sebetseng initiative Johannesburg Executive Mayor Herman Mashaba will be in the Ou Park for the clean-up of Spruit Avenue. As a method to decrease illegal dumping and to maintain cleanliness the A re sebetseng initiative was implemented. The Mayor and local ward councillor’s work hand in hand with Pikitup to ensure that a different area in numerous townships are cleaned every month. In total ward 17 and 18 in Eldorado Park had thirty-six clean ups including Go Green park in ext. 7, and open veld Ext 6 in opposite Crystal mall.




This month’s Aresebetseng sees the installation of outdoor gym equipment, kids playing equipment and a veggie garden in Eldos
The a re sebetseng monthly clean-up campaign by the city of Johannesburg strives to encourage Johannesburg residents to maintain their environment by promoting a culture of reducing, re-using and recycling waste to ensure Joburg becomes one of the cleanest cities in Africa. Residents of Eldorado Park have dedicated their time to partaking in these monthly campaigns in the area where community members, alongside local ward councillors and the mayor for the city, Councillor Herman Mashaba word hand in hand to fulfil the city’s by-laws.

 

 


SGB deems Mabona’s warning of Oakdale as an empty threat
On April 18th Ennerdale was characterised by protest action when parents, learners and community leaders took to the street to protest against poor schooling infrastructure at Oakdale secondary. The protest resulted in 4 people being arrested and learners sustaining wounds after police fired rubber bullets.



Local Primary Schools fight for International Platform at EXT.6 grounds
Today the Eldorado Park Ext.6 football grounds continued to host the Community Primary Schools District Soccer Competition. The Competition, which is organized by the National Primary Schools Football District, features all Eldorado Park and surrounding area’s Primary Schools, who play against each other for one prestigious, shot at their football internationally. The final team to come out of the Tournament as the title holder, automatically qualifies for the next District entry, which is the upcoming Danone Tournament, scheduled for June this year.




25 April 2019
Waste removals to be affected by Pikitup wage negotiations today
Ward 17 Councillor Peter Rafferty yesterday issued a notice stating that due a Pikitup wage negotiations meeting, waste removals in Eldorado Park will be affected today.
Councilor Peter Rafferty has asked for residents to be patient during this time.


A re sebetseng to take place this Saturday
As Part of the A re sebetseng initiative Johannesburg Executive Mayor Herman Mashaba will be in the Ou Park for the clean-up of Spruit Avenue. As a method to decrease illegal dumping and to maintain cleanliness the A re sebetseng initiative was implemented. The Mayor and local ward councillor’s work hand in hand with Pikitup to ensure that a different area in numerous townships are cleaned every month. In total ward 17 and 18 in Eldorado Park had thirty-six clean ups including Go Green park in ext. 7, and open veld Ext 6 in opposite Crystal mall.




Reminder of voting stations for Ward 17 and 18
With 12 days left to the national and provincial elections South African Citizens can still go to www.elections.org to check their registration status. Closer to home ward 17 councillor Peter Rafferty has notified local residents of their nearby voting stations to make their mark on the 8th of May this year.


Part of JD Opperman ceiling falls in
After reports of the ceiling at the JD Opperman Centre in Eldorado Park ext 2 collapsing emerged, Ward 18 councillor Fazel Jaffer has confirmed that it was only one ceiling board that fell in. The Councillor provides more information on the incident.




Oakdale Secondary’s SGB conducts meeting to address lack of teaching and learning
Oakdale Secondary’s school governing body (SGB) has sent out an urgent notice to parents, urging them to attend a meeting today to address the lack of teaching and learning at the school. After the community of Ennerdale took to the streets last week to protest against poor infrastructure at the school, the Gauteng Education Department’s Steve Mabona issued out a warning that should academic activities not resume at the school by April 23rd, the department will shut down the school officially. The SGB’s Wendy Mthembu, upon speaking to Eldos fm yesterday confirmed that matriculants were the only group to return to school and deemed Mabona’s warning to shut down the school as a mere threat.


26 April 2019
Aresebetseng clean-up campaign to take place this Weekend.
As Part of the Aresebetseng initiative Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba will be in Spruit Avenue based in old Eldos clean up. Amid the increment of illegal dumping sites, the Aresebetseng initiative was implemented to maintain cleanliness in Johannesburg townships. The Mayor and local ward councillors work hand in hand with Pikitup to ensure that a different area in numerous townships are cleaned every month. The clean-up will commence at 8am and will conclude at 12pm. Residents are urged to bring their own cleaning equipment.




Young eligible voters shares views on making their mark
With elections now eleven days away young eligible voters who are at a crossroads called on politicians to stop emotionally blackmailing them into voting, and rather embrace the values and principles of those who fought for the end of the apartheid regime. South Africans will be casting their ballots on 8 May, and numerous surveys revealed that over four million registered young people have no plans to vote.

 

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