The Department of Environmental Affairs
Getting things Done
Headed up by Zoli, the DEA team, through Business Zone ( the implementers
and suppliers of materials ), have the unenviable task of ensuring that the
Haga Haga Conservancy coast line is free of all litter and undesirable objects that could be destructive to the balance of the marine environment.
They also are responsible for the consistent eradication of alien flora.
There are 8 primary species ,
and the team are continuously on the look out for these invasive
plants and removing them .The standards that applies to Haga Haga
as a Conservancy demands that the team constantly give special attention not only to the flora and marine environment but the upkeep of the six hiking trails and all amenities along the route like the numerous benches .
The Haga Haga Conservancy Maintenance Team
It is certainly no easy task in keeping Haga Haga and adjacent Villages in
excellent shape specifically during the holiday and rainy seasons . Dumisani ,
the Village Supervisor, and his team from the Great Kei Municipality ensure
that this ongoing task is done well , timeously, and with a great degree of pride
in their work , setting the high standard for the Conservancy
Outside of his tasks in overseeing the day to day jobs of litter and refuse
removal , bush and grass cutting , assisting in the upkeep of the hiking trails , planting
various flora and ensuring that water ways are clear of rubble , Dumisani
oversees the Community Safety Forum. In essence the Community Safety forum sets out
“A holistic approach to the maintenance of local peace through the involvement of all stake holders within the various communities“ A Safety Strategic Plan is in the process of being
devised which will ensure that there is participation from all interested parties ,this in the interest of the greater community ."
The Caretakers of the Haga Haga Conservancy Dam .
Kevin and his team from the Amathole District Municipality are
responsible for ensuring that the residents and visitors to the Village are
guaranteed fresh chlorinated drinking water by being
caretakers to the dam .
As Water Wise Men we are reminded of the 1995 drought where the
Haga Haga dam was practically empty and water had to be brought in.
Haga - Haga is a water stressed area. The message is clear from the Water Team
"Invest in a water tank at
your home , and harvest your rain water . Only call on the dam for your
drinking requirements ."
Wise words from the Water Wise Men .