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Access to information – Onderpapegaaiberg fence

1 Aug 2018

I wanted to get access to information about the Onderpapegaaiberg Fence.  Therefore, on 19 June I attended a ward committee meeting.  This was because ward councillor Mrs Serdyn invited me.

Access to information – data analysis

QUESTION ANSWER

1. Reason:

1.1   Why was the fence erected?

  • Exclude us from the nature reserve?
  • Keep pedestrians from Kayamandi/Enkanini from walking through our suburb?
  • Exclude criminals out of our area?
  • Other reasons?
To stop people driving over the mountain throw the resort
Reduce illegal dumping
Safety

2. Decision-making:

2.1   Who decided that the fence should be erected?

  • The ward committee?
  • Other party?
The Onderpapegaaiberg comminuty (sic)
2.2   Did the Onderpapegaaiberg Neighbourhood Watch make inputs into and support this decision? Everybody possible. Neighbourhood Watch and Stellenbosch Watch work together.
2.3   Did Stellenbosch Watch make inputs into and support this decision? Everybody possible. Neighbourhood Watch and Stellenbosch Watch work together.
2.4   Which other parties made inputs into and supported this decision? Everybody possible. Neighbourhood Watch and Stellenbosch Watch work together
2.5   Was there a public participation process for inputs to this decision? Part of IDP meeting roll out in ward.

3. Municipal procurement process:

3.1   When did the tender go out for the erection of this Fence?

3.2   What is the total (labour and materials) cost of the Fence?

4. Council budget:

4.1   Where in the current budget is this project allocated?

4.2   Is the erection of this fence aligned with the current municipal Integrated Development Plan (IDP)?

5. Environmental impact:

5.1   Is the fence aligned with the Environmental Impact Study and recommendations for this area?

6. Security and Costs:

(Assuming that the reason for the Fence is crime prevention/security)
6.1   Would it not be more cost effective to rather have surveillance cameras at key points in the suburb?

We replace the fence with a better product and rest will follow: 3 year project.
6.2   The fence is vulnerable to breakage and stealing; therefore how do you justify its security value?

MPORTANT RELATED QUESTIONS

7.Stop and frisk

(Apprehending ‘suspicious’ individuals; risks prejudiced profiling of individuals who don’t ‘fit’ in a community).

7.1   Does the ward committee and the ward councillor support stop-and-frisk?

7.2   Is the ward committee and ward councillor aware of an Onderpapegaaiberg Neighbourhood Watch/Stellenbosch Watch stop-and-frisk strategy?

8. Other developments:

8.1   When will the upgrading of the Waste Water Treatment Plant at the edge of Onderpapegaaiberg be completed?

8.2   What will be the total (estimated) cost of the upgrading of the Waste Water Treatment Plant?
8.3   What is the status of the proposed development of a shopping mall on the site of the saw mill factory? All on hold after Steinhoff debakel (sic).
8.4   What other development plans in Onderpapegaaiberg have been approved? None.

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