TO: The Paulshof Homeowners
The Paulshof Resident and Ratepayers Association (PRRA), on behalf of the entire Paulshof and surrounding areas, would like to thank you sincerely for your participation in our recently concluded Trick or Treat for our kids! We received an overwhelming response and over 200 excited children with their families participated. We are greatful for the many acts of generosity you have exhibited in your participation and realization of this annual event! We especially wish to mention the following:
1. The PRRA Committee members who voluntarily devoted their time in organising this FUN annual event with great success.
2. All the treat sponsors for warmly welcoming the kids with candies, goodies and lots of smiles.
3. Your household for the generous hand-outs to the kids as they passed by your house. And extra HUGE thank you for those who dressed their houses to create a spooky atmosphere for the Halloween.
4. Our benefactors who donated vouchers, gifts and hampers for prizes. They were, amongst others:
Jamie and Heather at Mugg & Bean at Cambridge Crossing for the sponsorship of the rolls, muffins and condiments.
Alison and Barbara at Petervale Pharmacy for the bags that were donated as prices.
Sandy at Sorbet Paulshof for the gift product hampers.
Rawson Properties Paulshof for the R500 donation towards gifts.
Woolworths Paulshof for the food sponsor.
Andiccio24 Paulshof for the 10 Pizza Vouchers.
Paulshof Liquors for the Champagne.
Doornspruit Cellars in Petervale for the Whiskey Gift Set and case of Beer.
Senza Restaurant in Petervale for the R250 meal voucher.
The Berliner in Petervale for the R1,200 biltong gift packs and 100 discount vouchers. They also provided the hamburger patties and sausage at a discounted rate.
The Barber Stop in Petervale for the 6 boys haircuts.
The Old Rose in Petervale for the R100 meal voucher, serviettes, tomato sauce and mustard sauce.
Adega Sunninghill for the R800 meal vouchers and 6 Kiddies Meals.
Luca's Pizzeria Restaurant in Sunninghill for the R300 meal voucher.
The Barnyard Theatre Sunninghill for the R1,500 gift vouchers.
5. Diane Silcock for taking all the beautiful photographs during our Trick or Treat. These photos are up on our website (www.paulshof.org.za) and you could order them from Diane by contacting her on firstname.lastname@example.org.
6. The iMvula manager and guards who were so willing to look after the safety of all the participants and their belongings.
7. The parents who allowed their kids to participate in the activity and who joined the long parade through the demarcated streets.
8. The kids who were so cute in their costumes – with their smiles and thank you's as they filled their bags with goodies from everyone involved.
The PRRA wishes everyone a well-deserved break over the Festive Season and look forward to greater participation and continuous support from everyone in many years to come!
DA to request Pikitup MD to appear before Section 79 Oversight Committee
Date: 28 June 2011
The Democratic Alliance (DA) in the City of Johannesburg will be writing to the Chairperson of the Section 79 oversight committee on Infrastructure, Services and Environment to request that Pikitup MD, Amanda Nair, appear before the committee.
The MD needs to urgently explain the serious allegations which have been made regarding the awarding of Johannesburg's R263 million Pikitup tender to Aqua Transport Plant Hire. According to recent reports in the Star newspaper, the tender was awarded to this company despite serious allegations of fraud. This followed an investigation by Ernst and Young into Aqua Transport Plant Hire, at the request of Pikitup to the tune of R6 million.
Ernst and Young made several recommendations to Pikitup including that Aqua Transport Plant Hire took part in alleged tender collusion and should be criminally charged. The R263 million tender was subsequently awarded to the Aqua Transport Plant Hire despite these allegations.
Historically, Pikitup has been one of the worst run entities in the City Johannesburg due to poor management and lack of proper oversight by the Executive. Employees accuse the management of treating them with contempt and sensitive information is leaked to the press. Allegations abound of phones being tapped, e-mails being read by management and private security guards being employed to keep the management safe. In the meantime, the MD of Pikitup, Amanda Nair, ascribes all of this to disaffected employees who are feeling the pressure of organizational transformation.
The Managing Director needs to urgently explain to the Committee why she awarded this tender. She also needs to explain why she is ignoring the recommendations of Ernst and Young after spending R6 million of public money to conduct the initial investigation.
DA Pikitup Spokesperson
083 444 8703
You all inspected the main valuation roll in April and May earlier this year. Councillor Linus Muller has notified me that the 1st supplementary roll has been issued and is open for public inspection from 21 May 2013 to 5 July 2013.
Please note that only affected properties are listed on this site. If you get no result from your search, then YOU ARE NOT ON THE LIST. You can also download an objection form at the same time if you are one of the affected properties.
If possible, please assist neighbours and friends without computer access. Cllr Muller suggests that you search under your street address AND Erf number to see if you are affected.
You can check your valuations online here:
For all objection queries, please contact the COJ help line on 087 845 1830.
Please find attached the 2013/2014 Rates Rebate application form.
Note this year there are 2 different application forms:
70+ Rebate Application Form
Pensioner Rebate Application Form (conditions detailed on the form)
The process at the Midrand Walk in Centre (16th Ave) is:
Accept application form, Log a Service Request, scan document, dispatch Service Request to the Department
Put form in a "Rebate Application" box to be collected/sent to Rates department
Kindly advise of any queries/concerns in this regard so that they can be addressed with the Directorate.
Household Travel Survey: Collection of information from residents on travel patterns for the development of the Integrated Transport Plan for the City of Johannesburg
The Transport Department of the City of Joburg is conducting a household travel survey to find out the travel patterns of residents. This information will be used to draft the Integrated Transport Plan (ITP). The ITP will set out what, how and where transport must be organized to meet our GDS goal of making walking, cycling and public transport the mode of choice in the City.
7 200 homes across the City will be visited by qualified field workers from the Community Agency for Social Enquiry (CASE) who are conducting the survey. CASE fieldworkers will be easily identified by reflector jackets with CASE's name on it and all officials will have a name tag and letter from the City of Joburg confirming the survey.
The survey will ask questions about the travel patterns of all household members and include what modes they use, how long they take to travel, what are their problems with the transport system etc.
You are requested to grant permission for CASE fieldworkers access to your households and gated communities.
Should you have any queries regarding the above you are requested to contact:
• CoJ: Thabo Jangu at (011)870 4546;
• CASE: Bongani Khumalo at 011 646 5922:
Click here to download CoJ CASE Travel survey ID sample image
Click here to download Fieldworker list for Sandton
Click here to download Reflector Jacket Front sample image
Click here to download Reflector Jacket Back sample image
Pensioners Rebate Passed by Full Council
The property owned by that pensioner must be valued at NOT MORE than R2 million;
• If over 60 years old and the gross monthly HOUSEHOLD income is lower than R6000, then it is a 100% rebate. You must reapply every 2 years;
• If over 60 years old and the gross monthly HOUSEHOLD income is between R6000-R11000, then it is a 50% rebate. You must reapply every 2 years;
• If over 70 years old, then you will get a 100% rebate. There is no longer any need to prove income in this category.
NOTE: You will HAVE to apply using the new form available in June for the above rebates if you are a new applicant. If you are already receiving a rebate and you are under 70 years old, then you will probably not have to reapply until your 2 year period has expired.