The HGC has been engaging with Glendarienne land owners and private individuals who have put forward the proposal to fence open sections of William Nicol. The intent is to restrict access to areas of the spruit currently occupied by displaced groups, without adversely impacting the accessibility to legitimate users. Two sections of Clearvu fence are proposed:
1 The area between Rosehaven retirement village and the Total filling station.
2 The span between Minerva road the first boundary wall on the west side of the spruit.
The proposal was also raised at the meeting of wards 90, 102, 103 and 104 on Wednesday 26 October and there was general support for the proposal.
The length of fence is just short of 500m and at full price would cost more than half a million rand. Through the efforts of the land owners involved, a price of R 184 000, installed, has been negotiated. The various land owners involved with this initiative have committed to cover 50% of these costs and are now appealing to the community to contribute to the other half. This would involve a once off contribution from all contributing members of R 500, but hopefully more from those that are more directly impacted by this issue.
In order to address this issue in the short term and before the settlements become “permanent”, we are appealing for donations before 5 November 2016.
The HGC has undertaken to facilitate these donations and to ensure all donors receive a Section 18A certificate in order to get something back in their tax return. The HGC will however need to be able to clearly identify all donors so ask that all donations be supported by a proof of payment giving your full name, email and physical address, sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Donations can be made directly to the HGC Account by EFT as follows:
Account name: HGC Heritage Foundation
Banks: Standard Bank
Branch: Sandton Branch 019205
Acc No. 42-102-770-3
Acc type: Current Account
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