Community involvement and skills training are integral factors in this project which is being funded by the Kouga Wind Farm Trust, with the St Francis Property Owners NPC as the Principal Agent.
The community of greater St Francis were invited to participate in a Community Cultural and Natural Heritage Art Competition. This has been a great success with over 200 entries from all schools in greater St Francis area submitted. Selected drawings will be re-created in the form of mosaics which will then be inlaid on the pathway for everyone to admire and enjoy as they walk along the path for many years to come.
This project has attracted a lot of support from the broader community. We would like to thank The Village SuperSpar and Stationery Butler for donating pencils and crayons for the art project, the Strydom family of Boat Storage and Services for donating space for the Ocean Smile mosaic team to work in and Chris from Out of the Earth Stone for donating some of the tiles for the mosaics to be made from along with invaluable technical advice. And a very big thank you to the children and their teachers and community leaders for their enthusiastic participation!
The official tender process is underway and once complete, construction should commence in early August.
The upgrade of the village entrance is nearing completion having taken much longer than expected. While the entrance was opened to traffic for Easter, a significant amount of finishing work including the construction of taxi embayments on the R330 still remained.
In addition, the engineers, Engineering Advice & Services (EAS) appointed by the SFPO NPC have identified a number of areas where works as constructed were not to the required specifications / standards and the contractor, Mawethu Civils were required to remedy these defects at their expense.
These works will be completed shortly, leaving the construction of a pedestrian shelter on the R330 as well as landscaping to be completed.
GEORGE ROAD SLURRY – The KLM have now completed the slurrying of George Road and the Ann Avenue Car Park and the pedestrian pavements in the CBD.
POTHOLES – The recent heavy rains have taken their toll on our roads unfortunately. We have requested urgent action from the Kouga Municipality pothole team to remedy the situation and work has now commenced. Whilst repair work is underway, please take great care on the roads particularly in wet weather.
It is important to understand that the responsibility for for road maintenance such as pot hole filling, remains with the Municipality. The SFPO will utilise SRA Levy funds for projects such as the creation of pavements and improvements to the main intersections as detailed in the Business Plan as funds become available.road maintenance and pot hole filling remains with the Municipality. The SFPO will use SRA Levy funds for projects such as the creation of pavements and sidewalks, and the upgrade of main arterial intersections as detailed in the SFPO SRA Business Plan, and as funds become available. To see the business plan follow this link : https://stfrancispropertyowners.co.za/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/SFPO-SRA-Motivation-Business-Plan-FINAL.pdf
Reminder – BUILDING PLAN AMNESTY FOR KOUGA RESIDENTS
Kouga Municipality’s amnesty period for penalties imposed on submission of building plans for unauthorized building work will expire at the end of June 2020. This amnesty is to assist property owners in the Kouga Municipal area who would be liable for penalties in terms of the following:
- previous owners build or extend their buildings without approved plans;
• revisions / alterations without approved plans;
• past incomplete inspections conducted with no final inspection and no occupation certificates issued;
• building plans never returned by owners, architects or draughtsman to the department for final approval.
For more information contact KLM Department: Planning and Development 042 200 2200
The subscription fee for 2018-2019 is 500.00 per annum or R330.00 for pensioners. In addition, we have introduced a special membership for corporates at R500.00.
Subscriptions can be paid either by EFT to our bank account or in cash at our office or online at
Banking details are:
St Francis Bay Residents Association
Standard Bank Humansdorp
Bank Code: 050015
Account No.: 08 249 9276
Please quote your name and Erf. No. as reference.
To report any issues with Municipal services either download the “Link” app and select Kouga Municipality Ward 12 or call the Call Centre on 042 200 2200.