Alberante Bulletin


OUR PETITION IS GOING VIRAL!
HAVE YOU SIGNED YET?
PLEASE SHARE FAR AND WIDE, ACROSS EKURHULENI.

The campaign by Residents Action Group (RAG) and Better Bedfordview to demand service delivery from the City of Ekurhuleni (CoE) has snowballed, with unhappy residents in other Ekurhuleni wards eager to join the action against CoE. RAG’s petition, started on behalf of Ward 20, has gone viral, with concerned residents sharing it across the Metro on social media.

“In response to our petition going viral, RAG has changed some of the wording to encompass all Ekurhuleni wards and include all residents who have had enough,” says RAG chairperson Marina Constas. She urges all residents in Ekurhuleni to sign the petition and hold the City accountable.

RAG's petition, together with a detailed letter, will be served on Ekurhuleni Executive Mayor Mzwandile Masina and Gauteng Premier David Makhura. It will also be lodged with the Parliament of South Africa.

"We look forward to getting more support from across Ekurhuleni. Service delivery has collapsed across our Metro, so it makes sense for all residents to unite and demand answers and solutions from the Municipality," Marina stresses.

Sign the petition here and share this link:
https://www.petitions.net/save_bedfordview_demand_efficient_and_effective_municipal_service_delivery_now
 
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Kanimambo Lodge Excursions


Contact: Pierre De Wet
+258 84 659 5097
 
 

WeCare Project - Alberton

For the past 3 months, WeCare Alberton is focused on providing Food, Blankets, Clothes and a Friend for that homeless, Destitute and outside of the Social Radars.
We are absolutely non-profit and are open to review anytime.

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Meyer’s Farm welcomes Verreaux’s Eagles

This year’s first Verreaux’s Eagle egg hatched during the early hours of Sunday, June 3.

AFTER an unsuccessful breeding season in 2017, Meyer’s Farm is delighted to inform the community that the first Verreaux’s Eagle egg hatched during the early hours of Sunday, June 3. The female laid two eggs on April 18 and 22. The Verreaux’s (Black) Eagle’s incubation period usually lasts 44 to 46 days.
Following the second egg’s hatching is the three-day cainism (sibling aggression) period where the first hatchling kills its younger sibling (a phenomenon that is not fully understood but likely relates to survival of the fittest).

After this period, the surviving chick remains on the nest for at least three months where it undergoes rapid transformation from chick (first month) to eaglet (second month) to juvenile (third month). During the first month the female spends 95 per cent of her time tending to and safeguarding her chick, whilst, in the second month, this reduces to 60 per cent and, during the third month, to 15 per cent.

A quick and easy method to determine the gender of the bird is to note when it fledges for the first time. Males are lighter in weight, shorter in length and wingspan and may fly between 87 to 95 days whilst the females are heavier, taller in length and wingspan, and flies after 96 to 104 days.

Post-fledging, the juvenile spends an additional two months in its immediate nesting area, learning to fly, perch, roost, feed and be its eagly self. During its third month, its parent eagles aggressively harass them, teaching them combat skills to empower them to defend themselves. When the juvenile finally leaves its natal territory, it’s referred to as an immature. It then has to learn how to hunt for itself. Its chance of survival in its first year away from parental care is very low (20 – 30 per cent). Factors adding to this low statistic include starvation, drowning, electrocution, motor vehicles, poison, persecution and habitat loss.

After surviving these factors, the immature roams from area to area, teaming up with others of the same age. It seeks its own home with, hopefully, an abundance of natural prey that usually consists of dassies, helmeted guinea fowls, rock rabbits, scrub hares, francolins, mongoose and tortoises

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Meyers Farm parkrun

Meyers Farm parkrun is cancelled on 18 July 2020: COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

All parkrun events in this country are currently suspended due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus). For further details please see here Please also see official advice at www.sacoronavirus.co.za

What is Meyers Farm parkrun?
It is a 5km run - it's you against the clock.

When is it?
Every Saturday at 8:00am.

Where is it?

The event takes place at Meyers Farm, End of Fore Street, West Alberante, Alberton. See Course page for more details.

What does it cost to join in?
Nothing - it's free! but please register before your first run. Only ever register with parkrun once. Don't forget to bring a printed copy of your barcode (request a reminder). If you forget it, you won't get a time.

How fast do I have to be?
We all run for our own enjoyment. Please come along and join in whatever your pace!

Meyers Farm parkrun needs you!
It is entirely organised by volunteers - email meyersfarmhelpers@parkrun.com to help.

We're friendly!

Every week we grab a post parkrun coffee in a local café - please come and join us!
 

Let's all look out for each other...

Report any suspicious characters and/or behaviour in our estate to the Fox Security guards on patrol or
call Fox Security on 011 867 3770

Residents please note: This is old news

It was brought to our attention that people are roamimg the Alberton areas stating they are from Statistics SA. They even have paperwork. Statistics SA has confirmed they are not busy with ANY suveys further for this year. Please do not allow them entry to your property. Please do not give them any personal information. And please report it immediately...