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Being in lockdown has its advantages – if one can only put one’s mind over the harsh realities of the COVIC-19 pandemic.

Ten spyte van die wrede werklikhede van die grendeltyd is daar tog rede tot dankbaarheid.

Dear member COVID 19, like the North West wind, is still creating havoc. Thankfully we can soon toast the advent of level 3 of Lockdown. Isn’t it strange that we are so thankful for small mercies while still being largely restricted?

Teen hierdie tyd kan ons al amper van COVID-20 praat – of hoe?

As you are all aware the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic has impacted on many in our community who have through no fault of their own been placed in an unenviable position in trying to provide for themselves and their families with little or no income.

Up to now we have received some generous donations from members of the BBRA which has allowed us to alleviate the position in which the needy find themselves.

We have used these funds in the following manner:

  1. We have identified members of the community in Betty's Bay who are in need of assistance and provide them with food parcels. At the moment 25 families are beneficiaries but as you will appreciate this number is growing.
  2. A food kitchen has been set up in Mooiuitsig to provide nourishment to the needy. This kitchen obtains basic supplies from the Overstrand Municipality and a mid day meal is supplied with porridge at breakfast time. We have found that these basic ingredients need to be supplemented and we therefore supply some additional ingredients for this purpose.

We have calculated that our weekly needs to carry on this program amounts to R4,200-00 and of course are not aware of how long this assistance will be required.

In the light of the above we would appreciate any donation you feel you would like to make towards this program.

Deposits can be made to the following account:

Betty's Bay Ratepayers Association
ABSA Hermanus
Cheque Account 4066616439
Ref. Surname & Covid-19

The co-ordination of this relief effort is done by Wayne Jackson a retired Navy Chef, and the current head of the Neighbourhood Watch in Betty's Bay.

Thanking you in anticipation,
Be Safe,
Adrian de Kock Secretary/Treasurer BBRA
Cell: 082 940 4619
E-Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  1. INTRODUCTION

 I refer to the draft 2020/21 budget as presented at various forums and the invitation to respond thereto. This response is from the Betty’s Bay Ratepayers Association – an association that has existed for more than 20 years and has a strong and representative membership base of paid up members.

Does it also feel that by now it should be COVID-20? Lockdown has had a debilitating effect on the BBRA and surely on all Betty’s Bay ratepayers and other stakeholders as well.

Teen hierdie tyd kan ons al amper van COVID-20 praat – of hoe?

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