Resurfacing of Jip de Jager nearly done

The resurfacing of Jip de Jager Drive between Eksteen and Kommissaris streets in Bellville, which started on Monday June 20, is set to be completed by Tuesday July 5, weather permitting, Sub-council 3 heard last week.

In the last meeting before the local government elections, sub-council chairman Taki Amira said some of the lanes along that section of Jip de Jager Drive would be closed to traffic during the roadworks, which are costing about R4 million.

However, he added that one lane in each direction would be open to traffic at all times.

“We apologise for the inconvenience. I request road users to please make provision for longer travelling times during the next three weeks and to be patient.

“Once completed, we will all benefit from the new smoother road surface and improved driving conditions,” said Mr Amira.

Closing the meeting until after recess, Mr Amira said the DA had nominated him as a candidate councillor for Ward 21.

”As sub-council chairperson, I serve at the pleasure of the executive mayor and the party. At this time, I cannot say whether I will be back as sub-council chair for De Grendel Sub-council.

“Therefore, please allow me the opportunity to say that I enjoyed the two and a bit years I have served as chairperson, and thank my colleagues and, in particular, the Sub-council manager, Jan Brand, and his staff for their support, advice and help when needed to make my term relatively hassle free.”

He also said farewell to Ward 1 councillor Sakkie Pretorius who retires at the end of this term.

“We bid farewell to a long-time public servant who has served South Africa as an MP and, in the last ten years, the City of Cape Town, in particular the residents of Ward 1.

“We wish him a good rest and enjoyable retirement.”