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17 Jul 2012

What has the Lalela Project in Hout Bay and the band U2 got in common?

Lalela Project (www.lalelaproject.org) is a Hout Bay based NGO, our aim being ‘to provide educational arts to youth affected by extreme poverty sparking creative thinking and awakening the entrepreneurial spirit’.
Our Mandela Day project this year is to undertake an extensive ‘clean-up’ in Imizamo Yethu, Hout Bay, one of the desperately poor and impoverished communities in which Lalela Project is active on a daily basis. We plan to meet at the Imizamo Yethu Community Centre (*) from 10h00 on Wednesday 18th, and will continue our activities throughout the day with a Lalela Project student’s photographic exhibition taking place as from 14h30. The above was incidentally initiated by a photographic programme we recently presented for the students.
As an integral part of the above, we aim to create a greater level of understanding and awareness of ‘sanitation’, including the use of ‘lemons’ as a practical household disinfectant; we’ll thus be ceremoniously planting a lemon tree in Imizamo Yethu as a lasting symbol of Mandela Day and the above.
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16 Jul 2012

How close did Disa Primary School in Hout Bay come to burning down? #upinflamesHB

How close did Disa Primary School in Hout Bay come to burning down? #upinflamesHB

(This images has been manipulated using a number of images, one of which was taken from the www.disaprimaryschool.co.za website)

 

While this did not happen during the massive fire that destroyed houses and displaced people over the weekend, Disa Primary School faces a constant danger of this happening.

 

It would be disastrous for the entire community if this had to happen. Join the discussion on twitter with hash-tag #upinflamesHB and voice your opinion!

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09 Jul 2012

Swinging times down in Hout Bay

This is what Sarah Head and a group of her friends got up to in Hout Bay over the weekend.

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04 Jul 2012

Hostage crisis averted in Hout Bay

Hostage crisis averted in Hout Bay

Taken from iol.co.za/By Sibusiso Nkomo:

A community liaison officer involved with the upgrading of Hout Bay harbour was held hostage for two hours on Tuesday by trainees in the government’s Expanded Public Works Programme.

Luvuyo Nongabe who works for Ilizwe Civils, which does the training, was held against his will at Sijonga-Phambili Community Learning Centre in Imizamo Yethu because the trainees had not received their monthly stipends.

Trainees locked Nongabe in a classroom at noon and told him they would not free him until their stipends were paid. He then called the police, who managed to calm the situation and negotiate his release.

“They held me in one of the classrooms after I arrived to check the attendance register and they locked the door,” Nongabe said. “They told me they had not received their stipends and wanted to know why. I then called my boss. He said there were problems with bank transfers, which would be cleared today and tomorrow.”

The trainees told Nongabe they would not go anywhere until his boss arrived to explain the situation.

Nongabe then called the police.

Hout Bay police station commander Lieutenant Colonel Dorothea Xesha said a case had not been opened but the trainees had been warned not to resolve their issues by taking people hostage.

sibusiso.nkomo@inl.co.za

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03 Jul 2012

Children are in danger in Hout Bay!

Children are in danger in Hout Bay!

Thanks to Corbin Newhousewho took this photo and added his opinion:

 “Think about a GSX 750 with 2 kids on the back in Hout Bay Harbour, pretty deep”
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