Received this email…

To Whom it may concern

The 28th of June to the 2 July 2011 a group of 6 youths from Cape Town is coming to Vermaaklikheid community do a holiday program with the kids playing interactive games and in the process spreading the word of God. We are in contact with the principal Amanda Zeelie of the ACE school and a resident of Vermaaklikheid, in hope that the mission trip will be a success. I send this email seeking any sort of donation from the local businesses in Vermaaklikheid. Weather money, equipment or food.
Looking forward to your response.
For further information or proof (letter head) of the initiative feel free to contact me Stephanie Bam on 072 616 5046.

God bless you

Eden District rain summary

Herewith the latest updates after the heavy rains and localized flooding experienced in the Eden District.


Garcia Pass – Route between Riversdale and Ladismith
Robertson Pass – Road between Mossel Bay and Oudtshoorn
Swartberg Passs
R62 closed between Montagu and Ashton
DR 16/40 Montagu Pass – Gravel route from George to Harold in the Langkloof
DR 16/31 Geelhoutboom
DR 15/73 Novo – North of Riversdale

The following roads were opened last night:

Low water structure at Gouritzmond +/- 10 km from mouth
Natures Vally Pass trunk road 2/12
R40 – Fancourt structure
R62 – Huisriver Pass
DR 14/88 Klipplaat – North of Heidelberg
Boggomsbaai/Vleesbaai turn-off from N2
DR 1577 Kruisrivier – North East of Riversdale
15. HP 355 – Road between Karatara and Rheenendal


A total of approximately 800 people in the Eden District are displaced at this stage.
In George about 350 people have been evacuated.
59 people (18 women, 22 men, 15 children and 1 baby) have been evacuated from Great Brak River.
171 people who have been evacuated from Klein Brak River are now in the Rheebok Community Hall.
17 people (12 adults, 5 children) have been evacuated from Kwanonqaba, Mossel Bay.


Garden Route Dam: 104,3%
Wolwedans Dam: 102,13%
Duiwenhoks Dam: 108.96%
Korente Dam: 110,14%
Gamkapoort Dam: 92,77%
Kammanassie Dam: 18,82%
Stompdrift Dm:5,65%
Floriskraal Dm:12,95%
Miertjieskraa Dam: 59%
Hartebeeskuil Dam: 95% (Increased from 23% to 95,3% since 18:00 last night.)
Raubenheimer Dam: 59%
Melville Dam: 80%