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In a judgment handed down on 22 September 2009 by Judge Carole Lewis of Supreme Court of Appeal, the constitutional legal standing of the Spatial Planning Policies of all municipalities across the country have been secured.
The Johannesburg City Council first applied to the High Court for a declaratory order on the legality of certain decisions taken by the Gauteng Development Tribunal in terms of the Development Facilitation Act (DFA) 1995, which were in conflict with the approved development plans of the City Council.
That application was turned down by the High …

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October, the most beautiful month of the year

It is the month of October, the most beautiful month of the year with spring flowers in all the gardens. In anticipation wewaited but not in vain.
But instead of soft rains the heavens opened on Pretoria causing flash floods in some areas. Luckily all escaped unhurt and we are grateful for the rain.
With the jacaranda trees coming into full blossom, we wish all the learners and student the best of luck with their exams. We know you will do your best.
Met die winterkoue afgeskud, is daar ook heelwat feeste, funksies …

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Eye Care Awareness week

The annual eye care awareness week will be held during the week of 5 to 9 October 2009 with 8 October being World Sight Day.

The aim is to put eye care at the heart of the public’s health agenda and encourage everyone to have regular eye examinations as part of a healthy lifestyle.
Not only can an eye examination detect potential problems with your vision, it could uncover signs of serious illnesses such as diabetes, high blood pressure, brain tumours or even an increased risk of strokes.
The Pretoria Eye Institute will …

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Clean-up South Africa – Plastics don’t litter, people do!

CLEAN-UP SOUTH AFRICA and the INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEANUP, running from 14-19 September 2009 this yearhas been a successful waste management education and litter awareness programme.
The programme is supported by the Enviromark, the Plastics Industries Environmental Program for the last 12 years – sponsoring the well known yellow cleanup bags.
The International Coastal Clean-up was started in 1986 by a woman walking along the beach of South Padre Island, Texas. She was appalled at the amount of trash she saw and she immediately felt compelled to do something about it.
She organized a …

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Die burgerregte-inisiatief AfriForum, het as deel van hulle betrokkenheid by Aardklop met projek genaamd Aardklop vir Almal, 220 kaartjies gekoop vir minderbevoorregtes om produksies by Aardklop by te woon.
Dit is die tweede jaar wat AfriForum hierdie projek borg en R25 000 is daarvoor bewillig.
Volgens Alana Bailey, adjunk-uitvoerende hoof van AfriForum, is die doel van Aardklop vir Almal om gehoorontwikkeling te stimuleer, Afrikaanse kunstenaars te ondersteun en veral aan mense wat nie self kaartjies vir Aardklop-produksies sou kon bekostig nie, kans te gee om tog die toneelstukke van hulle keuse te …

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Die Centurion Raad vir Bejaardes bied op 9 Oktober 2009 vanaf 08:00-12:30 ‘n Simposium aan oor Beroerte in die saal van Lyttelton Dienssentrum, Potgieterstraat, Lyttelton.
Die mediese perspektief op beroerte, sal deur Dr Wiebren Duim, bekende Neuroloog en topkenner oor beroerte hanteer word.
Ander onderwerpe wat bespreek sal word handel oor verpleegsorg van beroertepasiënte en die rehabilitasie moontlikhede.
ABSA Trust gaan gesels oor Testamente en Boedels terwyl die Arrie Nel-Apteekgroep en Snyman De Jager Prokureurs ook teenwoordig gaan wees.
Registrasiefooie beloop R35 per persoon en besprekings kan tot 6 Oktober by Charlene Mostert Tel: …

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SUMMIT to fight HIV and AIDS through sport

On Friday, 11 September 2009, the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) Sport and Entertainment sector andGovernment gathered in a landmark Summit at the Southern Sun Hotel near the OR Tambo International Airport to chart the way forward in a quest to fight the HIV and AIDS pandemic, through the use of sport and entertainment.
The objectives of the Summit, held for the first time under the auspices of the SANAC, among others, entail taking stock of HIV programmes or initiatives within the Sport and Entertainment Sector, as well as devising …

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How green is your Garden?

What can you do to garden more consciously? Do you ever think of the effects the pesticides, chemical fertilizers and weed killers have on the water table?
Go green and I will tell you how! Nobody expects you to do it overnight but make the decision to invest in change for the better!
Get your children involved. Most schools have already started teaching children the POWER OF 4! Reduce, Recycle, Re-use and Re-buy.
Reduce your carbon footprint, recycle your waste, clothes, computer and any other electronic equipment.
Re-use by building a water outlet for …

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Trees for conservation

Friends of the Doringkloof Spruit (FDR) held a well attended tree planting ceremony on Friday 4 September to celebrate Arbor Day and to further the conserve their spruit area.
Some seventy indigenous trees, mainly Wild Olive, Karree and Combretum (Bush Willow) were planted along the spruit. The Doringkloof Community as well as pupils from Laerskool Doringkloof, Laerskool Louis Leipoldt & Excelsior Akademie enthusiastically assisted with the planting.
Officials from the Parks and Hort-icultural section of the Tshwane Municipality as well as members Pick n’ Pay Doringkloof also supported the event.
Friends of Doringkloof …