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IMAGINE a non-stop stream of cars speeding through Betty’s Bay.

IMAGINE huge articulated trucks on Clarence Drive, belching noxious fumes into our clean air and disturbing the peace of Betty’s Bay.

IMAGINE being stuck in horrendous traffic jams on the coastal road behind said trucks.

IMAGINE the damage to the Betty’s Bay infrastructure such traffic would generate.

IMAGINE the frustration and anger that this intrusion will inevitably cause.

THIS SCENARIO COULD BECOME A REALITY IF THE ANTIPATED N2 TOLL ROAD MATERIALISES. CLARENCE DRIVE WILL PROVIDE A CHEAP AND CONVENIENT ALTERNATIVE ROUTE TO ROAD-USERS.

We need to plan our response NOW, We need to be proactive. Any ideas? THE BUZZ is planning a letter page. This can be a forum for such discussions. [In the same vein, what is your take on the blue LED security lights that pollute our night sky?]

Update (December 31, 2016) — Ammended constitution as appproved on 17 December 2016, with changes in green for convenience. Download here as a Doc file or a PDF file.


Update (December 2016) — After the AGM, the latest proposal is here as a docx or a PDF.


Update (September 2016) — Please read this article re changes to the constitution which we are asking your opinion of.

Please find our current constitution as a PDF file here.

Photo © D.C.Ingle 2015

Dunes and beaches

Read all about our dunes and beaches. 

The floods in 2013/2014

Heydorn Report: Betty's Bay Floods.

Links relevant to the AGMs and various reports are available here.

BBRA Nominations Form

2018

2017
Previous years
2013
2014
2015
2016

 

We are experiencing very high temperatures with strong winds predicted. It does not mean that because of the heavy rains we have experienced over the last few months that we do not need to take the necessary precautions in preventing fires and are therefore re-publishing the article below.

Fires are becoming an increasing problem in the Western Cape. The Overstrand annually has its own growing number of fires. Unfortunately the three conservancy villages of Betty’s Bay, Pringle Bay and Rooiels experience the same tendency. The biggest problem in these areas is to marry the concept of being fire wise with that of preserving the natural environment.

Although this seems to be a conflicting goal it is achievable if all of us just follow the fire wise guidelines as set out in the Firewise booklet posted to every property owner in 2008 when the three little towns became the first Firewise villages in South Africa.

Meetings:

2016
2014
2013

Articles:

2013

Newsletters:

2013
2014

BotSoc News is the official monthly newsletter of the Kogelberg Branch of the Botanical Society of South Africa.

Following below are some PDF versions of the .doc version being emailed to subscribers:

For older copies please send email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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