3 September 2015
Should a nuclear power plant be built at Thyspunt, it will be the biggest and most expensive project ever in the history of South Africa.
With Kouga’s infrastructure not even capable of handling severe weather, just how ready is the Municipality to facilitate a project that could cost around R 200 billion?
“Questions we need to answer are the following,” said Elza Van Lingen, the leader of the DA in the region:
- IS THYSPUNT NUCLEAR POWER PLANT A REALITY?
- CAN THE DILAPIDATED KOUGA INFRASTRUCTURE COPE WITH A PROJECT OF THIS MAGNITUDE?
- WILL THE PROJECT REALLY CREATE JOBS?
- HOW MUCH WILL LOCAL BUSINESS ACTUALLY BENEFIT?
“You are hereby invited to find out the facts from two authorities on the subject of municipal infrastructure preparedness for a power plant construction, as well as the impact on the economy of a rural municipality,” added Van Lingen.
Astrid Basson is a councillor in the Lephalale Municipality and her husband Dries Basson is a councillor in the Waterberg District Municipality in Limpopo.
Both have played a major role in dealing with the municipal challenges presented by the construction of the R 154 billion Medupi power plant.
“As a DA winnable municipality in the upcoming 2016 municipal elections, it is important for the DA to act pro-actively and gain the necessary information that may influence Kouga’s planning and municipal budget,” concluded Van Lingen.
The details of the meeting is as follows:
WHEN: SATURDAY 5 SEPTEMBER
WHERE: NICO MALAN CLUBHOUSE, 42 DU PLESSIS STREET, HUMANSDORP
TIME: 11:00 – 13:00
RSVP: Eveline / Laurenay at 042 2951851 or firstname.lastname@example.org
“Numbers are limited, so please RSVP as soon as possible,” said Van Lingen.