The AfriForum branch in Jeffreys Bay recently joined forces with the Kouga Local Municipality to erect streetlights on the access route from Jeffreys Bay to Aston Bay and Paradise Beach in order to make this route safer. This project follows a co-operation agreement concluded between AfriForum and the Kouga Local Municipality.
The AfriForum branch and municipality have worked together in the past to install approximately 1 500 m of aluminium cables on this road. This project was undertaken under the leadership of Theo Madatt and Ndumisa Nongcaula with input from Paul Eloff of AfriForum’s Jeffreys Bay branch. Aluminium cables have no resale value, so they are ideal for this purpose.
“AfriForum strives to promote communities. It is also for that reason that we decided to tackle this project. This road was really a danger to road users at night and there have been a few fatal accidents here in the past. We trust that this project will play a role in making this road a little safer to use at night,” says Fanus Heystek, AfriForum’s branch chairperson in Jeffreys Bay.
AfriForum’s Jeffreys Bay branch launched the project and an amount of R90 000 was made available by AfriForum to purchase the necessary materials and equipment. “The Jeffreys Bay branch is working hard to build and maintain a good relationship with the Kouga Local Municipality. This good relationship has already led to several successful projects that benefit the community,” says Arno Greyling, AfriForum’s District Coordinator for the Southern and Eastern Cape.
The AfriForum branch intends to undertake further projects with the Kouga Local Municipality and is currently in talks with them to sink a borehole where water shortages are greatest.
Get involved with the AfriForum branch in Jeffreys Bay. SMS “Jeffreysbaai” to 45350 (R1)