Wednesday, September 22, 2010
All beings that constitute mother earth have the following fundamental rights:
a. the right to life and to exist;
b. the right to regenerate its bio-capacity and to continue its vital cycle and processes free from human disruptions;
c. the right to water as a source of life;
d. the right to clean air;
e. the right to integral health
f. the right to be free from contamination, pollution and toxic or radio-active waste.
The understanding of and harmony with nature is essential in a world where we experience total abuse causing irreversible damage.
We should all be addressing how we’ve been operating and be willing to change our behavioural patterns. Destructive behaviour should cease and the natural self-correction of the earth be allowed to take place.
Food for thought all-beit maybe too late and placing future generations in jeopardy.
CLLR JEREMY DAVIS
I would like to bring it to the attention of the residents and business owners of
The police and the Liquor Inspector have failed to find any liquor on the premises despite my seeing a truck parked on the pavement at the door of the “club” off-loading liquor and reporting this to the SAPS who to their credit responded immediately only to be told by the “club” owner that a birthday party was taking place on Sunday, hence the liquor!
Finally, I would like to suggest that members of the community respond to me directly in writing if they object to the approval and consequent issuing of a liquor licence to these premises. Equally, if the community are opposed to the Council proceeding with the approval of consent of use, please write and let me know. This must be regarded as an opportunity for the residents of Central and Richmond Hill to register their objections to this activity in their midst and I challenge them to respond!
CLLR JEREMY DAVIS
Monday, September 13, 2010
Notice is hereby given of the
Annual General Meeting of
Branch 5 Members
Date : Monday, 27 September 2010
Time : 17h30
Venue : DA Metro Office,
3. Report by Chairperson: Christina Engela
4. Guest Speaker: Dacre Haddon, MPL
5. Election of New Office Bearers
6. Report by Councillor: Jeremy Davis
The Presiding Officer for the Meeting will be David Hayselden.
Monday, September 6, 2010
3 September 2010
Deputy Executive Mayor
ATTENTION: Cllr Nancy Sihlwayi
POSTPONEMENT OF HERITAGE TASK TEAM MEETING SCHEDULED FOR 3 SEPTEMBER 2010
With all due respect I request an explanation for the continued cancellation and postponements of our Task Team meetings. The Task Team should be playing a major and important role in protecting our city from the negative impact problem buildings are creating in our midst. The Mayor obviously had good intentions when appointing this task team but has failed to monitor its lack of progress. Meanwhile buildings continue to be neglected and furthermore, illegal so called “essential repairs” are being carried out on the
I ask that the important and effective impact that this task team could have on the protection of our heritage buildings be recognised by you and other members of this team. I, as a member of the Task Team am deeply disturbed by the lack of concern you show in carrying out our obligations in light of our accountability to the residents of the Metro. I have on numerous occasions included the protection of our Heritage in the Red Location, all to no avail!!
I must also question the delay in promulgating the Problem Building By-Law by the ruling party for no apparent reason.
I look forward to receiving your response to this letter with some sort of explanation for the shortcomings I have highlighted.
CLLR JEREMY DAVIS
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Friday, May 14, 2010
14 May 2010
IDP PRIORITIES FOR WARD 5
All these items are top priority.
* Crime prevention measures, including drug trafficking, prostitution, human trafficking
* Multi-purpose centre which will include a youth centre for skills development, computer and technical skills, etc. (
* More clinics in the ward, currently there is only one clinic at
* Upgrading of the parks and playing fields as listed
* Erection of public toilets, vicinity of stadium, North End and Central (original application, February 2007)
* Incubators and containers for SMME’s
* Projects ring fenced for young people, skills development organization for the young
* Illegal dumping especially at the old cemetery and
* Traffic calming measures at:
* Floodlights at:
a. The Green, Erf 518, Mount Road an existing sport and recreation area with two hard tennis courts. The field itself is used regularly by numerous young children to play football. The floodlights would allow access in winter between 17h00 (after school) and 19h00, solar lighting would be the most practical solution.
b. Erf 184,