community of the small Karoo town of Philippolis FS (the oldest
settlement in the province) started this week with a cleaning and
revamping initiative. It will stretch over the following 12 months, with
the official launch on Friday 21st Sept 2012.
and business people are lending their equipment to the community to
repair and build roads, repair dam walls, build storm water systems,
re-establish the dumping site, mine gravel for the roads and clean the
town and the adjacent Poding-Tse-Rolo and Bergmanshoogte. Already the
town is abuzz with about 70 volunteer workers, 3 tractors, a TLB and
and friends of this town are donating cement, paint, bricks and other
building materials. Plants are being donated by gardeners to beautify
Kopanong Municipality offered to supply 7 000 liters of diesel for this
project. The local garage offered to repair the only one ton bakkie of
the Philippolis unit of the municipality at no charge. On the 21st we
expect a grader, a bulldozer, 2 TLB’s, tipper trucks, 10 tractors and
trailers and approximately a 1000 children and adults partaking to make
this a historic moment for our town.
community decided to stop to criticize, to stop to complain, to stop to
blame government for everything that is wrong and start to do whatever
they can to change things for the better.