on dangerous ground
Did you know that there is an oil pipeline running
through Cato Manor between the river and Bellair Road? And did you
know that there are approximately 80 Cato Crest families living
right on top of the pipeline?
Although the owners of the pipeline have
not declared it a major risk, plans to relocate the families living
within six metres of the pipeline are underway. This is in accordance
with the requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
This will also make it possible for Petronet to do maintenance work
on the pipeline when necessary .
Petronet maintains that the pipeline is 10 mm thick and cannot easily
be damaged. In fact recent research findings allay any fears of
a major accident occurring unless a gandaganda was to dig trenches
along the pipeline.
Nevertheless residents have been advised to alert the fire department,
the police or the CMDA should a gandaganda be seen digging in the
At the moment, plans to transport industrial gases from Bayhead
to Gauteng are underway. This will boost Durban’s economy and will
also reduce air pollution.
IZWI on the Internet!
It may be a long
way from the streets of Cato Manor to cyberspace, but this is
the leap that IZWI community newspaper has made - your favourite
newspaper is now on the internet.
Visit the CMDA’s
website at www.cmda.org.za and there, at the top of the list of
options, is IZWI. A little click of the mouse and the latest edition
of our newspaper will scroll effortlessly onto your computer screen.
For those who wish to subscribe to the electronic form of IZWI,
there is a form to fill in on the website and you will be added
to our growing electronic mailing list. You will also have access
to archive copies of IZWI published since January 2000.
The electronic version of IZWI is also a boon to advertisers as
their ads will appear on the net. According to CMDA’s communications
manager, Shelley Gielink, the CMDA website is currently getting
1 600 successful hits per month, and the numbers are increasing.
This translates into a lot of additional readers, and catapults
Cato Manor into the international spotlight.
is given in terms of the regulations published in Government Notice
No. R1182 and R1183 of 5 September 1997 under section 21, 26 and 28
of the Environment Conservation Act, Act No. 73 of 1989 of intent
to carry out the following activity:
Description of proposed activity:
The construction of a casino complex of which the main components
- Entertainment Facilities
- Oceanarium and Shark Reserve
- Temporary Casino
- Events Lake
Location of proposed activity:
The site of the proposed African Oceans casino complex is in
the Maryvale area of Westville between the N3 and the Umbilo River,
in close proximity to the Pavilion shopping centre. The site is
102,72ha in extent and is bounded by Spine Road in the south, the
Westway Office Park in the north, Westville Prison and the residential
properties of Dawncliff on the west and Spine/Booth Road extensions
in the east.
Name of Proponent: African Oceans
Availability of scoping report:
A scoping report by Dutton Environmental Consultants, which
discusses issues and alternatives identified by interested and/or
affected parties in1998 and the current status of the project is
lodged with the Pinetown, Westville and Chesterville libraries for
public scrutiny and comment. The report has also been sent to the
Roosfontein Trust, the Chesterville Small Business Association,
and the CMDA. The document contains a list of IAAPs. If you would
like your name added to the list and/or have issues or comments
regarding the development, please submit your name, contact number
and interest in the matter to the contact person given below no
later than 15 June 2000.
UMBIKO OQONDENE NE-CASINO
Lesi yisimemezelo esiqondene nokucutshungulwa kokuthinteka kwemvelo
eqondene nesicelo se-African Oceans sokwakha i-Casino eMaryvale
e-Westville. Umbiko ophelele ngaloludaba owenziwe yibo abakwa Dutton
Environmental Consultants ngo 1998 kanti uqukethe nokuthi isimo
saloludaba lukuphi manje uyatholakala kulama-library alandelayo
Pinetown, Westville nase Chesterville. Lombiko uthunyelwe naku-
Chesterville Small Business Association naku-Roosfontien Trust naku-CMDA.
Abakwa-Dutton Environmental Consultant bacela bonke abantu abanesifiso
sokubeka umbono noma abafuna ukuthola ulwazi mayelana naloludaba
bayanxuswa ukuba bathintane no-Dutton Environmental Consultant.
Uyanxuswa ukuba uthumele igama lakho nenombolo ongathinteka kuyo.
Isikhathi sokuvala ngu-15 June 2000. Uma unesifiso sokuthumela igama
lakho nemininingwano xhumana no Michelle Yates kulenombolo- 312
6567 noma ku 082 852 6222 kanti noma uSheila Dutton ku 118 Mansfield
Rd, Durban noma kulenombolo 201 5788 kanti i-email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Name of consultant to contact: Dutton Environmental Consultants
c.c. Michelle Yates Tel (031) 312 6567 & Cell 082 825 6222 e-mail:
email@example.com or Sheila Dutton 118 Mansfield Road, Durban,
4001 Tel/Fax: (031) 201 5788 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
By Sthe Cele
The Ndwandwe family of Cato Crest is faced with a huge problem of
finding alternative accommodation after their home was gutted and
all their possessions destroyed by fire.
A tenant in t.he house, Busiswa Bhonga, was nearly
killed as she was sleeping inside the house when the fire broke
out. She was saved by her neighbours’ screams, but it was too late
to save anything else. Only one room was saved by the timeous intervention
of the fire brigade. It is believed that the fire was started by
a candle which was left burning by one of the tenants.